Stjärnsund castle

Askersund, Sweden

The beautifully situated Stjärnsund Manor and estate lies on the point where Alsen joins Lake Vättern. The present building was built between 1798-1801. The interior furnishings, curtains, carpets, chandeliers and mirrors together form one of the best preserved interiors from the mid 19th centry in Sweden. The décor originates from Prince Gustav, "The Singing Prince".

The manor of Strjänsund was established in 1637 by Johan Gabrielsson Oxenstierna. The present castle was built by Olaf Burenstam, who acquired the manor in 1785. His son-in-law sold it to the King Carl XIV Johan. Today Stjärnsund is owned by Vitterhetsakademien, The Royal Institute of Lettets, History and Antiques.

Guided tours of the main living quarters and two wings are given daily. The café is nearby, in what was once the Estate Manager's cottage.

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Founded: 1798-1801
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Sweden)

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Tommie Kajtner (Tommie) (9 months ago)
Beautiful castle and rich history.
Mac Cat (2 years ago)
Really good guiding made it an interesting visit. The furniture, textiles etc are from the 1850th and mostly everything is from that time. I saw the first floor and ground floor with the kitchen and rooms floor the employed. Ticket 100 sek. 2022. The castle is open all summer. No cameras inside. The surroundings are breathtaking so stroll along at least half a day. Picnic can be brought.
Sven Larsson (2 years ago)
Nice castle. Did not go into the castle. The walk around the castle and down ro the water is very nice.
Eken (3 years ago)
A very nice small castle. The guided tour took 45 minutes and was very well balanced and the staff/guide friendly thanks Lotta! The castle is well preserved from the 1820 with furniture's etc.
Abirami Mani (3 years ago)
Beautiful view.
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