Bäckaskog Castle

Fjälkinge, Sweden

Bäckaskog Castle was originally a monastery built in the 13th century. It was transformed into a castle in the 16th century. The castle is located on the isthmus between Ivö Lake (Scania's largest lake) and Oppmanna Lake. The monastery was closed down by the Danish Crown in 1537 during the Reformation. In 1584-1653, the noblemen Henrik Ramel and his son Henrik Ramel Junior gave the castle its present appearance. Today it is a hotel and restaurant.

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Founded: 1584-1653
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Carl Magnus Olsson (12 months ago)
Excellent food (including special diets), decent rooms
Niklas Persson (13 months ago)
Nice staff, great surroundings.
Jesper Hasselquist (13 months ago)
Beautiful spot with great views and the service at the hotel was superb! Really nice people.
Dan Svensson (15 months ago)
Nice place, we lived in the miller's house, smaller than I expected and a bit barebones but clean. Food and service was good. Excellent park.
Henrik Larsson (16 months ago)
Very Good service and food
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