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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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  • Lacko Slott is a beautiful building situated in a stunning location. We were travelling Sweden in a campervan and decided to visit Lack Slott. They have a wonderful campsite there, right in the middle...  more »
  • Good place to visit with the possibility to bath for both adults and children. Exhibition at Läckö castle with a different theme each year.
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  • A fine castle that is nicely along the Lake vänern. In the archipelago of the oak. Went for a guided tour, the wizard was his thing. Even went around and look at the exhibition, various exhibitions each year
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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.