Broborg Castle

Knivsta, Sweden

Broborg is one of Uppland's most magnificent ancient strongholds, strategically placed on a ridge along the former seaway, the "highway" of its day, that led Vikings to Old Uppsala and the Baltic Sea. The castle was built on a high hill, about 40 m above sea level. The castle was used between 6th and 11th centuries.

The castle had an outer and inner wall. The outer wall protected the longest sides to the south and east.The inner wall is almost completely enclosed and has a circumference of about 200 m. There were entrances in the southeast and west.

The visible walls of the stronghold tell its history and the many sagas associated with the site capture our imagination. One such saga is about Grimsa, the daughter of a powerful Viking chieftain who lies buried in a mound near the stronghold.

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Stenby 25, Knivsta, Sweden
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Founded: 500-1000 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Migration Period (Sweden)

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www.destinationuppsala.se

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Kjell Jonsson (5 months ago)
There are only stones left of the castle but it was a nice view
Leonella Bergström (12 months ago)
Very good! Ten out of ten.
Eric A.L. Axner (13 months ago)
A really cool place dating back to before the Viking Age.
Göran Daniel Eriksson (2 years ago)
As expected. Huge, big and smaller stones paint around. Nice view from the top though.
Laura Weixelbaum (3 years ago)
If you would like to see the ancient Sweden, go there! But don't forget thr sacrifice for the old gods!
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