Österbybruk

Österbybruk, Sweden

The Österbybruk was established by the King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century. Int 1643 it was acquired by Louis de Geer and in his time Österbybruk became the center of weapon manufacturing in Sweden. Later it was owned by Grill and Tamm families.

The manor house of Österbybruk was built in 1763-1780 by the design of Elias Kessler and Erik Palmstedt. There is also a Calvinist church with a mirror hall built in 1735. The industrial milieu with labour cottages, workshops and magazines surrounding the manor is well-preserved.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Industrial sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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