Salnecke is one of the best preserved 17th century castles in Uppland. The first known owner of Salnecke was a judge Karl Ingeborgasson Lejonbalk. He sold the farm to the Skokloster nunnery in 1302. Later it belonged to Bo Jonsson Grip and the monastery of St. Clare in Stockholm. The monastery was the owner until 1460, when Salnecke fell to archbishop Jons Bengtsson (Oxenstierna).
After Reformation Salnecke became a crown property. Gustav II Adolphus gave the farm to the council Filip Sadler in 1626. After his death in 1641 Salnecke was given to Grissbach. The castle belonged to his family until 1730's. Salnecke was acquired by Klas Samuel Jonas Gyllenadler in the 1830s and it is still in his family's possession.References:
Bamberg is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.
Bamberg is a good example of a central European town with a basically early medieval plan and many surviving ecclesiastical and secular buildings of the medieval period. When Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, became King of Germany in 1007 he made Bamberg the seat of a bishopric, intended to become a 'second Rome'. Of particular interest is the way in which the present town illustrates the link between agriculture (market gardens and vineyards) and the urban distribution centre.
From the 10th century onwards, Bamberg became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of this town strongly influenced northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century Bamberg was the centre of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and E.T.A. Hoffmann living there.
Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the 'Franconian Rome'.