Tjolöholm Castle

Fjärås, Sweden

Tjolöholm Castle is a country house built 1898-1904. It is located on a peninsula in the Kungsbacka Fjord on the Kattegat coast. Tjoloholm Castle was designed in the Arts and Crafts style by architect Lars Israel Wahlmann. In 2010, Danish film director Lars Von Trier shot the exterior scenes of the film Melancholia at the castle.

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Debra Jane Zeller said 7 years ago
It is spectacular. Worth the effort to see it.


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Founded: 1898-1904
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Lisa Wong (2 months ago)
Was here in afternoon 3pm, would say it was the perfect time to be here. In terms of amount of people people inside buildings. We didn't go in to the building, only which i wouldn't recommend if you're only planning to visit as tourist. Thing they could be good to bring during summer: camera, blanket, swimsuit, money and bag if your you're gonna buy anything there cuz there is a shop and a restaurant close by
Fabian Hupe (2 months ago)
It wasn't a special experience. Absolutely the castle is pretty nice to look at, but that's all. It's also pretty expensive to get into the castle. This wouldn't be my favorite spot ?
Hariklia Panteli (3 months ago)
The castle is beautiful and it takes about an hour to see it if you walk slowly and paying attention to the details. It gets a bit expensive if you want to see the castle and the garden and the farmers village. Better to visit in sunny weather! Would be fun if they also had a wagon/carriage with horse to take you to the castle!!
karam homsi (4 months ago)
Wonderful place to enjoy the weekend to have a photo session Friends, lovers and families would find something to do here
GreenGrass (5 months ago)
Great service, good food and superb atmosphere. Love their afternoon tea. Definitely worth a visit!
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