Lövstad Castle has its origins from the 15th century, but the present building was erected by Axel Lillie in the 17th century. It came to the von Fersen Family through Hedvig Catharina De la Gardie (who was the heir of her mother Hedvig Catharina Lillie) and to the Piper Family through Sophie Piper, who was sister to count Axel von Fersen.

The interior is intact since 1926, when the last owner died. Lövstad is today a museum open to the public with guided tours. There is a café and a restaurant at the castle.

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1149, Norrköping, Sweden
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Founded: 1630
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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george saguna (3 years ago)
Amazing surroundings. We arrived after 1500 so the place was closed for visitors. We still got the opportunity to walk on the grounds. Surly worth a visit. Looking through the windows you could see that the place was preserved just like it had been left from its previous owners.
Sebastian Hjelm (3 years ago)
A cute castle in the countryside! If you are interested they also provide tours of the castle that are really great! They guide you through the second floor as it was left by its previous owners, really interesting to see. A word of warning though, if you don't speak swedish you will probably not get a lot out of it. You will be provided an audio guide but judging from what I saw they didn't seem to be very good. If you are looking for a good place to eat try the castle restaurant, they have great food. We also went by the cafe nearby but the staff there were rude.
Jakob Hjelm (3 years ago)
A nice and well preserved castle and garden. The guided tour takes you through the second floor of the castle, where the owners once lived, which is still furnished as it was when the last owner passed away (in 1926), with both 18th and 19th century rooms. The ground floor is free to enter and shows the kitchen and maid quarters. Very well done and very interesting to see.
Mahalia Ramachandran (3 years ago)
We had lunch there. The lövbiff and torsk tasted good. The restaurant is facing a lake.. What a view! Feels very peaceful. :)
Peter Wanliss (3 years ago)
Impressive guardian of the city with regular tours of the castle. Situated in a quaint historical town, give yourself enough time to wander through the streets and visit the other sites and displays dotted around. Do not miss the old asylum. The monastery is a must to visit.
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