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.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
  • Enjoy Sweden

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Founded: 1470-1480
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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User Reviews

peter kurnavka (9 months ago)
Nice
Jan Hartman (13 months ago)
Incredibly rude women refused to tell us how to get to the castle and basically shouted at us to get off her property.
Lena Tevar (13 months ago)
Small but cute. A beautiful walk by the lake.
Loren Vásquez (15 months ago)
Beautiful lake around.
Melli Wika (15 months ago)
Very beautiful building or at least whats left from it. I also envy the view towards the lake!
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