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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  • A wonderfully beautiful castles located on a scenic spot. Suitable for all ages, ranging from exhibitions on special themes to direct children's activities with "guides". The castle itself is well worth a single visit, you can choose to move some parts myself and have the guide on other parts of the Castle. Good parking in relative proximity with good toilets and tent sites.
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  • You should be a little way for detours, but this slot is well worth it. In addition, the route is more interesting than most routes in Sweden (forest, lakes and occasionally a small farm). The lock itself is worth a visit, it is beautifully located on Lake Vänern, but the historical collection is very interesting, even for children, fortunately, the explanation also in English and German, which is not the case everywhere in Sweden long. There are also guided tours. During our visit there was a part of the collection from the National Museum to see what is grown now, namely a collection of Finnish glassware and design. We have not eaten, but what we saw during the cup of coffee along, looked good. Finally, the entrance fee to Swedish terms reasonable, namely approximately €11 per person. Here is €3 for the parking.
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  • We came in gray and sad weather, but as long as we kept us under cover, so it's not a problem. Interesting and good guiding. I'd like to put a bit in "behind" the scenes to those who work here, not just the Nice halls and furniture
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very nice place! We had our personal guide who knew everything we asked.
  • A well preserved castle. Too bad that most of the inventory is gone
  • Great tour. Very informative!

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