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Nykoping Castle, Nykoping

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
Nyköping Castle in Nyköping, Sweden, is a Mediaeval castle from the Birger Jarl era, partly in ruins. The castle is mostly known for the ghastly Nyköping Banquet which took place here in 1317.ConstructionConstruction on the castle began in the end of the 12th century, when it began as a fortification. It is thought Birger Jarl expanded the building to a larger castle. During the reign of Albert of Sweden the castle was held as a fief by the German knight Raven van Barnekow, who made important improvements on the building, and later by Bo Jonsson Grip. Further reconstructions and expansions were done during the late Middle Ages. Gustav Vasa strengthened the castle further for defensive purposes and a round gun tower from that time remains today.The medieval castle was rebuilt in the end of the 16th century by Duke Charles (later Charles IX of Sweden) into a renaissance palace. The palace burned down with the rest of the city in 1665. It wasn't reerected; in fact some of its bricks were used in the construction of Stockholm Palace. However, parts of the castle were sound enough to be used as county residence until the 1760s.
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  • A glorious day with a bit of history, stunning setting to stroll in during one day. You can even go a round along the river.
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  • The castle is cozy and beautiful to look at in this summer's light. I love to walk around the castle in the summer and look around the water.
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  • Very good service at our Conference visit. Big plus for food and in the evening even pleasant entertainment!
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