Bergkvara Castle Ruins

Växjö, Sweden

Bergkvara Castle had originally five floors and four corner towers. It was probably built by Arvid Trolle around 1470-1480. It was owned by his family 150 years and played an important part as a political and economical power centre. Nils Dacke, the leader of the famous peasant revolt, besieged the castle in 1542 and then attacked and burned it to the ground. The castle was left to decay until in 1794 count Arvid Eric Posse build a new main building next to the old ruins.

  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
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Founded: 1470-1480
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)


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Nik Krohn (3 months ago)
Decided to do homeschool with the kids here. It was a fun and unique stop to be in nature
Madhu MK (16 months ago)
This is one of the nice place near to vaxjo, good for one day small picnic. It’s about 8 km from Vaxjo and 123 and 145 bus go there from Vaxjo to Bergkvara every hour. Good place to spend some time . Cafeteria will be closed from Monday to Thursday but you can enjoy good coffee and some food if you go there on Friday to Sunday.
Ell Fjellstad (17 months ago)
Beautiful castle ruins.
Rikard Svensson (2 years ago)
Nice surroundings but the ruin is maybe not the most impressive.
Nataly Sazhyna (2 years ago)
Nice place but complicated to find right entrance ( its located on private land). Hope my pics will help to next visitors;)
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