Brahehus Castle Ruins

Gränna, Sweden

Brahehus Castle was built by Per Brahe between 1637 and 1650s. Soon after Per Brahe died in 1680 Brahehus was abandoned and moved as a Crown property in the Great Reduction under Charles XI of Sweden. In 1708 the castle was destroyed by fire and not rebuilt anymore. From the ruins you have a fantastic view of lakes Vättern and Visingsö.



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Brahehus 1, Gränna, Sweden
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Founded: 1637-1650
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Robert Everdeen-Johansson (5 months ago)
Nice historical place, great views over Vättern. Great place to get great photos at, I would have loved a plaque with information of the place. The house stood ready in mid 1600 hundreds, but burnt down in 1708 and have been a ruin since then. If you done this way, just make a stop for 15 minutes to be see it. It's worth it.
Marcus Naumann (6 months ago)
Nice old castle near to the E4 highway. The ruin is good to reach by a 5 min walk from the parking lot. Beautiful view over the lake Vättern.
Faero L.Z. Wu (7 months ago)
Absolutely amazing views - can’t imagine it was build as a house! Stunning! Good for a quick stop, nearby restaurant and gas station. Also large parking and toilets. Pity people leave so much garbage behind them, shame!
Magdalena Ivarsson (7 months ago)
Perfect for a bit of resting, food and toilet-break. Walking around the ruins is absolutely beautiful and kid-friendly (and cost free). Be sure to stop by the polka store and buy some traditional Swedish candy ?
Katie Erickson (7 months ago)
It's a really cool spot, with some awesome photo potentials! But it has definitely been disrespected by some people as there is garbage in some spots and graffiti along the walk to the ruins. Aside from the negatives caused by humans, it's absolutely incredible to get to stand inside, see the views from the windows, and even walking up to such a huge ruin is a wild experience!
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