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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Tommy Ekberg (11 months ago)
Beautiful building
Bjørn Schramm (2 years ago)
Ikke så meget at se, men alligevel var det køreturen værd ?
Anna Forss (2 years ago)
Fine
Manuela Duse (2 years ago)
A little lost, very suggestive
ALI B (2 years ago)
Nice area with very old oaks, but not too bad to find more than to look at the tycho brahe statue and the castle?
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