Vittskövle Castle

Vittskövle, Sweden

Vittskövle Castle (also spelt Widtsköfle) is one of the best-preserved Renaissance castles in the Nordic countries. It has had medieval precursors, but the present castle was built by Jens Brahe in 1553. It is the largest castle in Skåne with approx. 100 rooms. Location and shape were decided out of consideration for defence and the tiled four-winged castle was built on piles in the marsh and supplied with strong square towers surrounded by moats.

By the castle there is a beautiful garden, created by the family architect Adolf Fredrik Barnekow in the later half of the 18th century, and an English park which dates from 1840s. The park is open to the public. The farm-buildings date from the middle of the 19th century and are built in medieval style after the drawnings of professor Carl Georg Brunius, who was a cathedral architect in Lund and a great admirer of the Middle Ages. Long alleys lead from different directions towards the castle. Vittskövle Castle is currently the private residence of the Stjernswärd family.

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Founded: 1553
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Louise Marie Fagerman (3 months ago)
Extremt vacker
Allan lindberg (7 months ago)
Mycket vacker å picknik vänlig för hela familjen
Frank Heller (7 months ago)
Schöne Anlage,kann aber nur von außen besichtigt werden . Netter kleiner Spaziergang ums Gebäude , auf dem Gelände.
Lars Skough (10 months ago)
Vittskövle slott anno 1553 är ett ståtligt exempel renässansarkitektur. Slottsparken är öppen för besökare, området innanför de inre broarna är dock privat.
Christer J (11 months ago)
Widtsköfle Slott ser mycket fint och välskött ut, man får besöka delar av parken trots att det är en privatbostad.
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