Sölvesborg Castle Ruins

Sölvesborg, Sweden

The history of Sölvesborg Castle dates at least from the 13th century. In 1263 Valdemar Braunschweig was the lord of Blekinge and Sölvesborg. In the early 15th century the castle was a temporary residence of Queen Margaret and King Erik Pomeranian. During the Northern Seven Years' War (1563–1570) the castle was destroyed by Swedish army. The castle was not rebuilt after that. Current manor house, called Corps de logi, was built to the site in 1800s.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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