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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Lennart Larsson (9 months ago)
Very pleasant experience, the guide Count Klas is very knowledgeable and exciting to hear him tell about the family and the castle. Many nice details.
Thea (10 months ago)
Cozy little shop that has more unusual stuff than most interior design shops. The shop is also beautifully located in the castle and with fantastic scenery outside.
Åke Thorin (13 months ago)
Very nice castle shop with many fun, tasteful and affordable interior items and gifts for everyone. The setting is so magical and historic. Perfect excursion destination, combo with proximity to forest trails on Söderåsen.
S Olsson (13 months ago)
A nice store and host.
Gearóid Fitzgibbon (2 years ago)
birthplace of one of the great scientists in the history of our civilization
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