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 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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  • August 8, 2017
    Nice and entertaining if are interested in history so is Nyköping Castle a perfect place with fängelsehållor and museum of the history of Sweden
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  • July 30, 2017
    We visited Nyköpings Hus early summer 2017. It was not so many rooms that were open, but you still got a picture of how it looked like in the past. Great tower was not available Coffee serving below the castle had just opened. Räkmackan and the beer was good. But there it was smoke-free zooooon!
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  • July 21, 2017
    The free admission museum in the King's tower is excellent, and in summer the markets with appropriately clothed and behaving actors moving around is entertaining. Definitely recommended!  more »

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