Borgholm Castle “Scandinavia’s most beautiful ruin” one of the works in which hardly leaves no visitor unmoved. Its size is overwhelming and the situation fascinating. Rarely have nature and architecture fused together to form such a unit here and this unit was only further highlighted when in 1806 the castle was ravaged by a big fire and it only became kalkstensmurarnas naked forms left by all the former glory.
Borgholm Castle today is the ruins of the magnificent Baroque palace which Charles X was built here in the mid 1600’s. He is the only one of Sweden’s kings who lived coherent long periods of time at the castle.
In Borgholm Castle, it teems with people through the centuries: the kings with their families, architects, castle wardens and guards, prisoners and prison guards, industrialists and farmers. Build people not to forget: bricklayers, lime burners and kalkrörare, carpenters, blacksmiths, stonemasons and PAVER, carpenters, scaffolders, glaziers and painters, but also ditkommenderade peasants, prisoners and soldiers. By no means were all Swedes and some periods talked more Danish and German on bail than Swedish.
Today, Borgholm Castle one of the region’s largest tourist destination in a unique way gives us a tour of the Swedish, Nordic and European history that spans over 900 years! Borgholm Castle is part of our common cultural heritage and administered by the National Property Board. Borgholm’s municipality is responsible for operations at the castle.
At the end of the 1100s built a mighty tower, a defense tower, which soon was surrounded by a wall. The castle was built in the 1200s and later part should have been clear 1281st 
During the wars between Sweden and Denmark destroyed the castle in the early 1500s and refurbished not until John III’s reign.
From 1572 was the first John Baptista Paar and then his brother Dominicus builder of the castle, which then became one of Sweden’s first bastion fortress. Work on the castle ceased, however, in 1593, the Duke Charles’s command, but in 1602 began the defenses stepped up, and are hereby continued to Kalmar War broke out. August 8, 1611 the castle was transformed by the Danes, and the next day it was claimed by his master, Johan Mansson Ulfsparre, but September 27, 1611 kringränndes that of Gustavus Adolphus, but not until October 7 managed to persuade the Danish captain Kristen Hansen to surrender. June 2, 1612, Danes arrived back after nine days of shelling was reported Palace by Peder Michelsson (Hammarsköld) to Gert Rantzau.
After the Peace of Knäred 1613 returned the plundered and badly medfaret condition so that repair work must begin. These, however, was interrupted after a dozen years. A small earthwork was built, however, in 1643, and from 1651, when Oland bestowed to Charles Gustavus, continued castle building under the leadership of Nicodemus Tessin, but work stopped after Charles X became king. When the war with Denmark again broke out, was Borgholm Castle, however, so entrenched, that Captain Henry Julius Heideman could defend it against the Danes, the August 17 tried to storm. The following day, rescued the castle by Admiral Wachtmeister, who drove the Danes.
1681 resumed construction work, but condescended again soon. The castle was never completed according to the Tessin’s plan, and Erik Dahl Bergh’s magnificent drawing of the famous work Suecia Antiqua et hodie is thus incorrect. Eventually fell even the finished part of the castle. October 14, 1806 completed a wildfire destruction plant.
- Borgholms Slott
387 22 Borgholm
- 0485-123 33
- Road 136 towards Borgholm, about 4 mil north of the Öland Bridge. The castle is visible on the left side of the road as you approach Borgholm. Parking is available. There are also walking trails to the castle of Borgholm center.
- Öland & Kalmar
- Borgholms kommun
- Museum @en, Ruins