Klågerup Castle

Klågerup, Sweden

The history of Klågerup estate dates from the early 15th century, when it was owned by Peter Spoldener and his son. In the 18th century buildings were in bad shape and in 1737 Fredrik Trolle started an extensive restoration. The present main building got its appearance in 1858, when it was rebuilt to the French Renaissance style by architect Helgo Zettervall. Klågerup was a center of local peasant riots in 1811. The rebellion was defeated however in few days. Today there is a small doll museum in the wing of Klågerup castle. It is open by appointment only.



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"Sans-Culotte", Son of Döinge said 9 years ago
Peasants revolt. They don't riot. Typical bourgeois jargon. I finally saw the excellent musical 1811 by Rolf Hellmark and Lars Johansson and left flowers at the monument in June of 2011. We will always remember MÃ¥rten Bengtsson who made the supreme sacrifice.


Founded: 1858
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Eglė Bukartė (9 months ago)
Great place for a family outdoor trip! The castle is nice and has lovely gardens with fountains and paths to walk. In addition, around you can find animals enclosures, a children playground, picknick area, bunch of cafes and many more paths to walk and explore.
Martin Giles (10 months ago)
Nice gardens nice area a shame we went in the week day when it was all closed up and the main cafeteria was closed. But enjoyed the walk around the gardens well-kept
Adam Medunjan (11 months ago)
Been there a few times now. I love it! Perfect for nature walks and picknicks.
Minnie Mouse (12 months ago)
The last stop to get down if going by bus . The castle building is not opened for public I believe. However it is worth seeing the surroundings. Beautiful flora and calm fauna . Best for kids as they can take a curious trip around the forest surrounding the castle . Further , there is an adventure area near to the castle where kids can spend lot of time . Clean toilet , bbq space and calm place for family . A best weekend getaway
Andrijana Kalic (13 months ago)
This is an amazing place, far from traffic, calm, beautiful nature, perfect for relaxed family and friends day out. You can bring picknick blanket, food and drinks, play games, and have perfect day out. It is also very romantic, and would be awesome for first date or engagement! Go for it!
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