Nykoping Castle, Nykoping

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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 is thought to have begun at the end of the 12th century, when it was built as a sort of castellum. 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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  • Very beautiful castle with an even finer women, Swan pond, next to the. Worth the visit, definitely. Hot days are best for visit.
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  • Cozy environment that offers a lot of attractions whether you are looking for or not. There is a museum, restaurant, theatre and Cafe right next door. In winter you can skate on Swan pond
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  • Only when you're walking you can see this magnificent old castle. I felt sorry when I heard that it was ruined. The goverment must ensure it's restoration and preserve it! The jail was cool and lot of...  more »

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