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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Bengt Holm (14 months ago)
Lots of history, beautiful scenery, perfect for a leg stretcher
Caroline Robé Israelsson (2 years ago)
A very nice place
Wisbillio Oregota (2 years ago)
Knudstrup is interesting to visit, but there is not much to see. The house where Tycho Brahe was born is in private hands, so the tour is not possible. Practically standing on the road you are looking at the house and when you turn 365 degrees Tyista Brahe is 10 meters from the road.
Henrik Olsson (2 years ago)
Nice oaks in the area, but not so exciting considering that the castle is not open to the public. There is a bust of Tycho Brahe, but it is not enough to recommend a visit.
Ulf Zimmermann (3 years ago)
Von außen ganz toll. Leider konnten wir nicht hinein das war sehr schade
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