Visingsborg Castle Ruins

Visingsö, Sweden

The foundations of Visingsborg Castle date from 1560s. It was square formed with a moat four towers. The Brahe Family lived in Visingsborg Castle during the 16th and 17th centuries. During their time was one of the most impressive buildings in Sweden. Sculptures and paintings embellished the walls and a large number of books filled the library. The castle also had an armoury that equipped up to 800 soldiers. Outside the walls were large orchards and gardens.The Visingsborg Castle was empty for several years after the death of Count Per Brahe the Younger in 1680. Later, in the early 18th century, it was used as a camp for Russian war prisoners. It is said that it was these prisoners who finally burnt down the castle in 1718. What is left today is only the left wing.



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Founded: 1560s
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Faye Motos (9 months ago)
Went here by boat from Hjo, This place has a nice view of the lake. There are some restaurants and bike rentals close to this ruin. I recommend that you rent a bike because it’s easier to get around.
Robban Juretic (9 months ago)
For this particular time we went to a Theater set of Ronja Rövardotter - super good even in the soaking rain. For this there was a fee, but otherwise it's free 8ch charge to wander around in the old Castel ruin. Very nicely seated by Vättern
Wojciech Kołodziejczyk (11 months ago)
Only one part survived from atack on the castle in the XVIIIw. At this moment some construcions works are done here. You can see scaffolding at the pictures below. Maybe the place will be ready for the summer season, i don't know.
MarMac sverige (3 years ago)
Incredible beautiful place. If you want to rest after rush week i recomand it so much. Good idea is stay in gränna camping and ride on the cykel on the island.
Denon (5 years ago)
Nice energetic place, you can rest here and fell the energy
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