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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Natalie Gash (9 months ago)
Must stop here! Views amazing! Wish more historical signage in English. But great stopping spot!
Louis Maiden (11 months ago)
This is a great ruins to see and the views from the far side of the castle are amazing. There's a nice little restaurant back across the road.
Isac Berggren (14 months ago)
Nice castle. You can drive there but that's the beta way. We walked from Gränna. That's what you should do. The view is great both at the castle and during the hike. It is a lot of uphill but that's just good. You get a workout aswell.
Matija Samac (14 months ago)
Very nice place to visit. We had a lovely sunset view in the evening. Car stop on the other side of the road is very good for a rest from the drive
Greger Wikstrand (2 years ago)
I always stop here when I have a chance. This place has everything: a beautiful view, a castle ? in ruins, a gas station and public toilets. There's also a restaurant, but I haven't tried it. There's also a small nature reserve south of the ruins.
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