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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 11 beautiful castles to choose from in Sweden. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 11 castles in Sweden

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    1

    Malmöhus Slot

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    The oldest surviving Renaissance castle of the north.
    In 1434, Erich von Pommern built a castle exactly where Malmöhus Castle is today. The fort was strategically important for securing the …

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    2

    Läckö Schloss

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    Läckö Castle is one of the biggest attractions in Västergötland. The well-preserved baroque castle with roots from the Middle Ages is located on the tip of the island Kållandsö in …

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    Halmstad Slot

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    Halmstad Castle dates back to the early 17th century, when Halland was next to Denmark and Skåne and Blekinge. Halmstads Slott was built on behalf of the Danish King Christian …

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    Kronobergs Schlossruine

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    The castle ruin is a popular destination. Surrounded by nature at Lake Helgasjön. The steamboat Thor invites to a tour on the lake in the summer months and the small …

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    Sundsby Garden

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    A beautiful place to rest. In the old manor there is a café where you can eat homemade cakes and simple dishes with ingredients from the kitchen garden of the …

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    Schloss Gunnebo

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    The castle was built in 1778 as a summer home for a wealthy Gothenburg merchant. The house was then considered one of the most magnificent Swedish timber structures. Today, the …

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    Teleborgs slott

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    The name of the castle comes from one of the largest villages in southern Växjö, formerly called Telestad. The Swedish word borg means castle or castle. At the turn of …

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    Linköpings slott

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    Linköping Castle is Sweden's oldest surviving secular building with parts from the 12th century, built into the western part of the castle. The castle is located high and west of …

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    Schloss Sölvesborg

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    A small castle garden invites you to linger. An old castle tower to admire and climb 😉

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    10

    Näs Burgruine

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    Remains of Sweden's first and oldest imperial castle. In 1318, the castle was burned down and over time parts of the castle in the Vätter crashed.
    A very nice place to stay with fantastic views.

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    Schloß Taxinge

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    Here you will find the tastiest cake in the world and also stylish except for the last icing on the cake. The castle park is wonderful for a walk and …

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