Stegeholm Castle Ruins

Västervik, Sweden

Stegeholm's Castle Ruin is located on Slottsholmen by the mouth of Gamlebyviken. The oldest notes about Stegeholms castle are from the 14th century. It was probably built before 1370 by Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg (the father of King Albert of Sweden). The castle was destroyed by fire in 1517 and rebuilt in 1521. In 1612 it was conquered by Danish. The final destruction appeared in 1677 when Stegeholm was destroyed by Danish-Dutch fleet. Today Västerviks Visfestival (Song festival) is organized in the castle ruins annually.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Zicke Nina (2 years ago)
Själva ruinen kanske inte är så mycket att se men utsikten samt de nya soldäcken runt omkring är jättefina.
Anders Karlin (2 years ago)
Fin gammal slotsruin som fylls med mycket folk när de har den årliga visfestivalen mm här.
Bo Carlsson (2 years ago)
Very nice walk by the marina and ruins.
Krister Arndt (2 years ago)
Good!
Ingo Voigt (4 years ago)
Okay
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