Örebro Castle

Örebro, Sweden

For over 700 years Örebro Castle has kept a watchful eye on everyone crossing the bridge on the River Svartån. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century. This tower was added to in the 14th century to make a larger stronghold. The castle was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa between 1573-1627 to the impressive Renaissance castle.

After Vasa family Örebro castle was left to decay, but the main restoration took place in 1758-1764 by Carl Johan Crondstedt. After him the castle was used as a residence of county governor. The castle was finally restored to the 16th century appearance between 1897-1900.

Today there are guided tours, an exhibition centre and the castle is a very worthwhile sightseeing destination.

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Kansligatan 3, Örebro, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Ryan Merckel (2 months ago)
Nice to look at, but not much to see unfortunately. There are paid-for options if you want a tour of the place. I guess it could be more interesting but it is what it is, an old fortification with big walls and an impressive history. The end.
Andrew Cheese (4 months ago)
Really great value guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Woukd definitely do this again.
Amir Benyovitch (6 months ago)
We had really nice quiz with the kids where we went through all the castle enjoying very much. The castle is really pretty and friendly to kids.
Aqil Ahmed (13 months ago)
I love the castle and the vicinity... The Castle looks awesome under day's varying degrees of light...
Sharath Bhushi (2 years ago)
Must visit, especially the dungeons and the top of the castle. Must visit!
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