Knutstorp Castle

Kågeröd, Sweden

Knutstorp estate was first mentioned in the mid-1300s. It was owned by the powerful Danish family Brahe until 1633. In 1771 Knutstorp was sold to Fredrik Wachtmeister and it has been since owned by his family.

The main building dates from the mid-1500s. It was built by Otte Brahe and is the birthplace of the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe (born 14 December 1546). After the occupation of Sweden King Carl XI ordered to strenghten Knutstorp as a stronghold. Danish army conquered it in the same year and the main building was damaged by fire. It was restored in 1728 and again in 1840s. Two wings were destroyed by fire in 1956.

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Founded: mid-1500s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Ulf Zimmermann (5 months ago)
Von außen ganz toll. Leider konnten wir nicht hinein das war sehr schade
Sebastian Anderson (7 months ago)
Amazing!
Helga Stenzel (7 months ago)
Skånes Lincentrum finns där som då och då och då har öppet för en visning
Andreas Fjärrwall (10 months ago)
Syns att man inte får gå in, fin ny på utsidan dock
Sevärdheter Skåne (2 years ago)
Här föddes den store astronomen Tycho Brahe 1546. Hans vetenskapliga insats är fortfarande mycket respekterad och han anses vara en av världens främsta astronomer. Tycho Brahe hedras med en byst vid uppfarten till borgen.
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