Skokloster Castle, Skokloster

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Uppsala County
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  • On the shore of Lake Mälaren between Stockholm and Uppsala Castle, Skokloster equal which in Sweden no. White rectangular building with four towers at the corners with Baroque superstructures and courtyard. It is the only Castle in Europe, which is preserved at the 100 percent intact since the 17th century. Even some restoration work was carried out using only the materials that were 300 years ago. No novodela. A mystery for historians is that textiles and books remain in perfect condition for centuries. The castle is the embodiment of luxury of the Baroque period. Built in 1600, in the golden age of Sweden. Drawings of the Castle were developed by project of German architect Caspar Vogel. In the year 1967 the Swedish Government bought the Castle and made it a State Museum. Exquisite items and trivial things, luxury and style-what is Skokloster. It is the largest private residence ever built in Sweden. The extensive collection includes a variety of furniture, decorative arts, textiles, weapons, and books printed in the XVII century. Unfortunately could not get inside. Or was late, or winter it is closed but the pictures are truly impressive exhibits.
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  • I higly recommend a visit to this castle north west of Stockholm. If you have an interest of history and are curious to understand an important epoch of European history, this the castle to visit!  more »
  • Didn't go into the castle itself, but it's quite well preserved from the outside and the area around it together with the proximity to the lake make it a very pleasurable place for a walk. Accessible ...  more »
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  • Great place for a walk by water and good cafe nearby
  • Great castle, worth doing as a day trip
  • Cosy place especially during winter time
  • It was a nice historic castle with a baroch design. Interesting details in the architecture and the staff are well informed and speak of the castle with great passion and interest. If the weather is great I'd recommend bringing a picnic to enjoy after wandering around in the castle.
  • Great tourist attraction full of historic exhibits. Friendly guides, who speak good English.
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