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Lacko Slott, Lidkoping

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Läckö Castle is a medieval castle in Sweden. Läckö Castle is best known as Magnus de la Gardie's magnificent castle on the shores of Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden.Brynolf Algotsson, Bishop of Skara, laid the foundations for a fortified castle in 1298 originally as a fort that consisted of two or three houses surrounded by a wall. After a fire during the 1470s, the fort was expanded by bishop Brynolf Gerlachsson.After the reformation in 1527, King Gustav Vasa took possession. Field Marshal Jacob Pontusson De la Gardie was granted the property in 1615. Field Marshal de la Gardie embarked on an extensive building spree, including the third floor of the keep. The portal to the main courtyard was added during his period, as were the frescos depicting people and winding plants found in niches, stairwells and the rooms on the third floor. In 1654, Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie initiated immense construction projects at Läckö. A fourth floor was built in the main building and a number of artists were hired to decorate the walls and ceilings of the castle.Läckö Castle is a national monument and has been managed by the National Property Board since 1993. The National Property Board, the Foundation of Läckö Castle and the National Museum of Fine Arts work together to maintain and furnish the castle in the style of the Baroque period. Läckö Castle is located on the Kållandsö island. The Castle is situated 25 kilometers north of Lidköping in Västergötland.
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  • We parrerade Lidköping and followed vägskyltat on Kållandsö-where övrikt could medhandla fresh and smoked fish from Lake Vänern. The castle's Builder was Magnus Gablier De La Gardiie, which had been out of favour with Queen Christina of Sweden and Estonia when he left, he took the architects and construction workers from Estonia to build this castle! Beautiful castle!
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  • Läckö Castle is a gem in the Lake. A bit cold in March but the whole summer, a delightful experience. The palace garden is amazing and gives inspiration to the gardeners
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  • A cozy castles and cosy area where you can go for hours without thinking about moving a few hundred years back in time.
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  • This is a must go place if you are into history and castles. The place is beautiful and the castle itself is full of historical facts that are carefully explained to you by a great guide (in English or Swedish). You have the opportunity to learn about pieces of the old Swedish history illustrated by paintings, clothes, jewellery and rooms. The tour is not expensive and it's highly recommend.
  • This castle is truly located on a wonderful spot next to the lake. I recommend kayaking here on warm and sunny days. They can be rented close by.
  • A well preserved castle. Too bad that most of the inventory is gone
  • Great tour. Very informative!
  • Good english tourist guide. Only four stars, because the 'slott' café was closed.