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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Kjell Barman (10 months ago)
Helfint
Brandon Froh (11 months ago)
Really nice castle and cafe
Eleanor McLees (2 years ago)
We visited on the afternoon of 06.08.19. We had a fabulous tour, our guide was nothing short of brilliant. She had to deal with Swedish, Austrian and English visitors and managed with real style. I wish I could remember her name. The house is an extraordinary time capsule and well worth a visit, you get a real sense of how elegant a house it was. The lady in the shop/ticket office was also wonderful, ensuring we had all the information we might need. We had a delightful afternoon
Eva Wahlborg (2 years ago)
En under plats. Vackert, fantastisk god mat och härlig äggbod med mycket gott att erbjuda
Mathias Karlsson (3 years ago)
Otroligt fin miljö. Slottet eller mera herrgård skulle Jag klassa den som såsom västanå slott som med är herrgård fast kallas slott... . I alla fall hit har ja planerat åka i flera år och idag blev det äntligen. Så fint så man får gåshud och välbevarat och omskött. Guidningen av Matilda var väldigt bra och professionell. Hon hade vanan inne och vi var hennes femte visning för dagen. När man kommer in i hallen i slottet så är det som att resa tillbaka i tiden och man känner en närvaro av det gamla. Alla målningar som hur man än står så ser de rakt in i din själ. Mycket mäktigt med målade väggar och målade stukaturer istället för riktiga. Alla möbler var otroligt fina och välbevarade såsom allt annat. Solljuset har de försökt att hålla ute så mycket det går för att inget ska bli blekt. Rekommenderar starkt ett besök och guidad visning (60kr vuxen) . Även ett besök på äggboden med alla läckerheter från närodlade råvaror som sylter, saft, marinader, färskvaror, kött i alla former och smaksatta olivoljor. Slottscafeet var fin och gammal miljö mycket gott att välja bland.
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