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.
Create a full Hassleholm itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Hassleholm
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Skane County by other users
8 days in Kristianstad BY A USER FROM SWEDEN May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Stockholm & Malmo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Trelleborg BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Norway & Malmo BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsingborg BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Malmo BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki BY A USER FROM QATAR June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Sweden BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Denmark & Sweden BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Skane County BY A USER FROM SWEDEN April, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Copenhagen & Malmo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, romantic, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Trevlig miljö att vandra omkring i. Fin slottsträdgård med kryddor och grönsaker, mycket sevärd även för icke trädgårds intresserade. Jättefint växthus. Guidade Slottsturer på sommaren. Fin restaurang... more »Pleasant environment to wander around in the castle gardens with fine herbs and vegetables, well worth seeing, even for non-horticultural interest. S beautiful greenhouse. Guided castle tours in summer. Nice restaurant with many delicious dishes. Many activities during the summer months.View original
Är du kring Hässleholm måste du åka inom och se svensk historia. Har du tur så kan du boka guide, både på slottet och i skogen. Klart värt det! more »Are you around Hässleholm, you need to go inside and see Swedish history. If you are lucky, you can book a guide, both the Castle and the forest. Clearly worth it!View original
I had their buffet and I really loved the food. The cod in white wine sauce is absolutely brilliant. Spoke to the young chef and I had to tell him that I have seldom had so good fish and I don't reall... more »
Wonderful castle with nice gardens. Well worth a visit.
Beautiful walk but that's about all.
Nice place, but I don't think it was anything spectacular. Perhaps a guided tour would make a difference?
Lasse BjervåsA wonderful location with stunning scenery!View original
Rolf SandinNice old castle with a restaurant and Cafe. Wide range of cultural events. A guided tour is very nice.View original
Best things to do in Hassleholm
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.