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The Swedish history on the Aland's comes alive at the most important site from that period: the castle of Kastelholm, which was started in the 14th century, extended in the following centuries and then destroyed by fire in 1745. Soon after the Russians took over...More
This is the only castle in the Åland island and it was first built in the 14th century. The castle is quite impressive from outside in quite idilic surroundings and when you go inside while not extremely interesting at least it is worth 20 minutes...More
We did not enter the castle since it was almoust closing time, but we did walk around the outdoor museum area around the castle. Nice place to visit with children (nice playgrounds and sheep), but also interesting history for adults as well.
What a really memorable place to visit. The audio guide was very well done and displays showing how the built it was really interesting. The walk around the walls is not for those who don’t like heights!
It was a really great suprise this castle to be so interesting! Information of history was easy to catch from signs all over the castle and a guide was a super! He told us many interesting new facts about this castle and spoked fluently many...More
I remember the castle from my childhood 35 years ago. They have made the ruins more re-presentable and more fun. The walk through the castle was rather exciting and interesting. The prison house and the outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården were nice. There are some very...More