The magnificent Eriksberg Castle was built by statesman Erik Karlsson Gyllenstierna and completed after his death (1657) by his wife Beata von Yxkull. The castle was designed by famous architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. After possession of Gyllenstierna Eriksberg was left to decay, until it was restored in the 1800s by Carl Carlsson Bonde. Eriksberg is still privately owned by Bonde family, but the large park is open to the public. There are several form types, like Baroque and Italian park.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)


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Lennart Pettersson (12 months ago)
Trevligt café med mysig miljö i ett om- byggt stall. Gott hembakat bröd till hyf- sade priser. Möjlighet till promenader i en välskött slottspark.
Franka (13 months ago)
Min upplevelse här är Rally, Slottssprinten som är återkommande arrangemang. Måste vara en av Sveriges vackraste rallytävling.
Jimmy Ostman (15 months ago)
Super trevliga med god mat och vacker miljö.
Marnix Bijl (3 years ago)
Great place for business events!
Magnus Hedman (3 years ago)
One of swedens oldest and today biggest privately owned estates. Can visit the barock Park and eat nice meals from game hunted on the castle's estate. Nearby town called Katrineholm exist due to a gift to the Swedish government from the owners back in the mid 1800.
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