Öster Malma Castle

Nyköping, Sweden

Öster Malma Castle was built in the 1660s by the Swedish Board of Customs administrator Wilhelm Drakenhjelm. Today the Baroque style castle still retains its original façade. The 18th century was the heyday of castle and beautiful parks and flowery terraces towards the lake and orchards were built a century later. Through actions taken by the chairman of the Svenska Jägareförbundet (Swedish association for hunting and wildlife management) Prince Gustav Adolf, the organisation was able to rent the facility for hunting and game education in 1947.

Today the castle is characterised by the history of hunting, modern nature art and reception halls with furniture typical of the period. The environment, steeped in fine old traditions, is a colourful contribution to a conference or wedding.

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828, Nyköping, Sweden
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Founded: 1660s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Vickanflickan (4 years ago)
Lovely venue with very good food and conference centre. The yearly Christmas fair is very cosy and pleasant. The wildlife park is a nice addition and offers a chance for a pleasant walk around the grounds.
Bigallman (4 years ago)
Great view of the stars with very little light pollution. You can see the milky way galaxy.
Tilde Söderman (4 years ago)
Nice surroundings and good food!
Patricia Barbosa (4 years ago)
Wonderful food on beautiful grounds. If hunting is your passion there will be a lot to see.
Patricia Barbosa (4 years ago)
Wonderful food on beautiful grounds. If hunting is your passion there will be a lot to see.
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