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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Monique Buter (11 months ago)
Beautiful castle that you should definitely check out. You can enjoy walking and taking pictures
Stefan Ekander (12 months ago)
Beautiful, too bad you can't look at the castle itself.
Kurt (13 months ago)
Nice garden to walk around and see the castle at the same time.
Walter Hendriks (13 months ago)
Private lock, it cannot be visited inside. You can walk around the building and in the accompanying park. The very well-maintained landscaping is striking.
Gabriel Dascal (15 months ago)
Can enter the garden and premises but not in the castle. Nice views
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