Bråborg Castle Ruins

Norrköping, Sweden

Bråborg was a former Royal castle at Bråviken. The house was built by Queen Dowager Gunilla Bielke in 1588-1590 and she lived there after her husband, King John III of Sweden, died in 1592. Gunilla Bielke herself died at Bråborg in 1597. Bråborg was later owned by her son, duke John of Östergötland. In 1612 he married his cousin, princess Maria Elisabeth of Sweden. They both died at Bråborg in 1618.

The building was partly destroyed in a fire in 1669, and in 1719 it was burnt down by a Russian army. The army also attacked the nearby town of Norrköping. The inhabitants needed stone to rebuild their town and used building material from the ruins of Bråborg. The new manor house at Bråborg was built about 1,000 metres from the burnt down house.

Today, a ruin is all that remains of the estate. The foundations and cellars are still visible today, together with the moats and parts of the gardens.

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Founded: 1588-1590
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Argy Fox (4 months ago)
Just a gates , nothing else left . But they're nice
Eken (12 months ago)
Don’t go here, almost nothing to see. This place has an important and interesting history but it is not taken care of. The only thing left is the renovated (1934) gate house and that is behind an electric fence... so you cannot access it... behind the fence there is also an info sign. If you bypass the fence you will see that the sign is burned and unreadable...
Fiona Fraser (2 years ago)
Electric fence surrounding it so you can only see really 2 sides and around it is just industrial buildings too
Sebastian Hjelm (3 years ago)
An interesting landmark to see up close, however it is hard to access and the information sign is surrounded by an electric fence that you have to crouch beneath. If you get to the sign you will realize that it has been burnt so it is impossible to read regardless. Some more maintenance would be appreciated!
Sebastian Hjelm (3 years ago)
An interesting landmark to see up close, however it is hard to access and the information sign is surrounded by an electric fence that you have to crouch beneath. If you get to the sign you will realize that it has been burnt so it is impossible to read regardless. Some more maintenance would be appreciated!
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