Year: 13th century. Height: 30 meters.
In the town of Örebro, on the Svarton river is the incredibly beautiful and interesting mysterious palace. Örebro is one of the most important castles in Sweden from a historical point of view. The exact date of its construction is however unknown. For the first time the castle on the great artificial island was mentioned in the 13th century. The founder of the castle is also unknown. According to one of the versions, the castle was founded by Jarl Birger, the ruler of Sweden and the founder of Stockholm.
The first owner of the castle, which greatly enlarged its size, was King Magnus Ericsson. On his orders, the new guard tower was built, which has been the highest construction of Örebro town for several centuries. Already in the 17th century, the mighty castle lost its strategic importance and was first converted into prison. Later it served as a warehouse. Since the middle of the 19th century the magnificent palace was used for the execution of the political events, and was opened in 1935 for a free visit.
A part of the huge building was re-equipped for the office space. In some rooms the local museum was arranged. In the old rooms were some classrooms, as well as hotel rooms and restaurants, so the castle is incredibly popular among the tourists. Many travelers visit the castle because of the excellent viewing platforms, to see the picturesque town from the height of 30 meters. The other tourists hope to meet the ghost 'the white lady' in the corridors. According to one of the legends, the spirit of the wife lives one of the former owners in the castle. Next - Schloss Hallwyl
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