Gräfsnäs Castle Ruins

Sollebrunn, Sweden

Gräfsnäs Castle today consists of a heavily restored main building with barred windows and surrounding dry moat. The ruins are remnants of the original palatial fortress built in Swedish-French Renaissance style. The castle, which met with such a tragic fate, was constructed in c. 1571 and belonged to many different owners (like Leijonhufvud, Sparre and Holstein-Augustenburg families) before it was finally abandoned in the late 19th century. The tragic coincidence was that Gräfsnäs was damaged by fire in every one hundred years (1634, 1734 and 1834).



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Founded: c. 1571
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Rolandas Rimdeika (2 years ago)
Very cool event was today. Knights competition and a lot of fun for kids ?
Kyle MacDonald (3 years ago)
Lovely little ruin with a nice park around it.
Kelli Montgomery (3 years ago)
Great place for some outdoor fika, nice walking trail, children's playground, amazing lake view, and of course, a cool abandoned castle :) also has a restroom!
Tinto Babu (4 years ago)
It's a great place to spend weekends. Really beautiful place. There is a nice hiking trails and a small beach.
TheEvdriver (5 years ago)
Nice ruin at the lake. There is some kind of very small open air museum with a few huts and mills. Big parking, nice park and public toilets. Ideal for RVs.
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