Hovdala Castle, Hassleholm
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Hovdala Castle is a castle in Hässleholm Municipality, Scania, in southern Sweden. Its oldest parts date from the early 16th century.HistoryHovdala is mentioned for the first time in 1130, but the presently visible castle complex began to be constructed during the early 16th century. The date 1511 can be read on one of the façades. During this time, Scania was a part of Denmark.The squire Magnus Rabek is mentioned in written sources as having owned the estate sometime before the Black Death. During the early 15th century, the estate belonged to a squire named Klement Skaldra. At the end of the century, the estate passed to the Laxmand family, who erected the oldest of the presently visible buildings. Through marriage it later passed to the Grubbe family. During the ownership of Sigvard Grubbe, an educated man who stood close to the king, Christian IV of Denmark, and who had studied in Wittenberg and Basel, the castle was besieged twice by Swedish troops during the Kalmar War. The castle withstood the sieges.After the death of Sigvard Grubbe, the castle passed between different owners until it became the property of Jens Mikkelsen, an officer in the Danish army, in 1651. After the conquest of Scania by Sweden in 1658, he changed his allegiance and instead joined the Swedish army. When the two countries again were involved in fighting during the Scanian War, the castle was assaulted, pillaged and burnt by pro-Danish guerilla fighters on 7 August 1678.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hovdala Castle by using our Hassleholm trip builder.
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Slottet i sig är vackert men trumfas av den omgärdande miljön. Väldigt välskött med trädgårdar och vackra promenadstråk. Ett måste om man är i närheten och vädret tillåter.The castle itself is beautiful but gets trumped by the encircling the environment. Very well maintained with gardens and beautiful walks. A must if you are in the vicinity and weather permitting.show original
Vacker miljö runt slottet med café, restaurang och butik, fin trädgård och orangeri. Trevligt utflyktsmål. Arrangeras även guidade visningar som kostar 100 kronor per person.Beautiful setting around the castle with a café, restaurant and shop, nice garden and Orangery. Nice places to visit. Organized guided tours which cost 100 dollars per person.show original
Jag har besökt restaurangen vid ett flertal tillfällen både privat och med mitt arbete. Men idag så blev vi lite mindre nöjda....vad hade hänt? Saknaden den goda laxen och deras goda kycklingspett....... read more »I have visited the restaurant on numerous occasions both privately and with my work. But today we were a little less pleased .... what happened? Missing the good salmon and their good kycklingspett....vi were not disappointed ... it was good ... just a little less happy ...show original
Nice place, but I don't think it was anything spectacular. Perhaps a guided tour would make a difference?
Peter DibeusHovdala visited a few years ago at a good friend's company and was totally charmed in the location and surroundings, tried a dinnerplate-outstanding! Continue so ... 👍😎show original
Joakim NilssonCannonshow original
Martin BjarkePleasant surroundings to stroll around in or bike mtb. Sunday buffet in the restaurant are of high quality. There are also coffee and ice cream.show original
Rolf SandinNice old castle with a restaurant and Cafe. Wide range of cultural events. A guided tour is very nice.show original
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