Junkarsborg Castle

Raasepori, Finland

Junkarsborg was a medieval castle in Raasepori. There are no documents left of castle, but archaeologists suppose that the castle was built in the early 14th century and was used until the beginning of the 15th century. Iron and bronze items, ceramics and silver coins have been found from the castle site. Remains refers to Rheinland in Germany and one theory believes that the castle was originally built by the Danish soldiers.

Nowadays there are only rectangular earth walls left. The ruins are on a forested island in the middle of the Svartå river and can only be reached on foot. Some reconstruction work has been done during 2005-2006 to improve the access to the island and its visual appearance.

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Founded: ca. 1320
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Vesa Vartiainen (2 years ago)
Historical mansion with guided tours, conference room, hotel with nice rooms and a fine restaurant. The history of this mansion and the family who owns it intertwines with surprisingly many historical Finnish persons, and Swedish as well as Russian monarchs. With guided tour you will learn interesting history. Well-equipped conference room, sauna and indoor garden, lots of green field and fairy-tale like view. Popular place for summer weddings.
Kristan Laur (2 years ago)
Mustionlinna is located in county of Raasepori and it has a long family roots init, the whole mansion was rebuilt by one family in the end of 1700. The rooms are decorated with Gustaf style new-classiscism style meaning they look oldish but cozy. We were here for friends wedding, to eat well and party (theres also museum in here), and all that was delivered - the kitchen stuff was top notch and food was awesome meaning the presentation was perfect?! One day might not be enough to discover and go thrue all the places in here so consider coming for the whole weekend✌️
Andreas Haals (2 years ago)
Wonderful place for a day trip! The guide, an elderly lady was excellent, five stars for her ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
thuba dang (3 years ago)
Very nice place to visit on sunny day. It is quite famous for wedding events there. We didn't try to eat the restaurant there but the foods looks so good. Would be nicer if they have served coffee with some buns for visitor can sit down and relax.
Jorma Kinnunen (6 years ago)
Uskomatonta kulttuuria sekä Ruotsin,että Venäjän vallan aikaan.
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