Osbyholm Castle

Hörby, Sweden

The farm Ousbygård was first mentioned in 1405, but the current Osbyholm castle was built in the first half of the 17th century by Lene Ramel. The square-formed castle is surrounded by a moat and there is a rare octagonal tower, which dates from the 1570s. The castle was damaged in the Scanian War (1675-1679).

Captain Georg Christian Cook started the major restoration in 1750s. The castle was enlarged and the interior was decorated in Rococo style. The next reconstruction was made in 1853. Today Osbyholm is privately owned.

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Osbyholm 3601, Hörby, Sweden
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Founded: early 1600s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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