Hjularöd Castle

Eslöv, Sweden

Hjularöd Castle was first mentioned in 1391, but the current castle was built in 1894-1897. It was built on command of the former owner, chamberlain Hans Gustaf Toll. French medieval castles, the château de Pierrefonds in particular, were inspiration for the castle when architects Isak Gustaf Clason and Lars Israel Wahlman designed it. Outside scenes from the television series Mysteriet på Greveholm (The mystery at Greveholm) in 1996 were filmed in the courtyard of the castle. The castle since 1926 is owned by the Bergengren family and is not open for the public.

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Founded: 1894-1897
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Milladur Rahman (2 years ago)
Very beautiful castle and nice surroundings. We did not realize that it’s a private property. We went too close to the castle to take picture. A resident of castle warned us about the private property and suggested us to take picture from outside area. We immediately left the area.
Nazar Strizhyk (3 years ago)
Beautiful
atte backenhof (3 years ago)
Majestic castle to look at, and who doesnt remember the mysteriet på greveholm.
Travel to (3 years ago)
Beautiful place and balding. Perfect place on free time.
Björn Ehrby (4 years ago)
Only stopped by outside it to check it out since it was the castle from the old Swedish advent calender Mysteriet på Greveholm. There was space to quickly park next to it to get pictures.
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