"Vadstena Slott" Östergötlands Län Things to Do Tip by sim1

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  Vadstena Slott
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  • Vadstena Slott - Östergötlands Län
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  • Vadstena Slott - Östergötlands Län
      Vadstena Slott
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A total surprise for me during my visit to Vadstena was the Vadstena Slott (slott = castle). Maybe I should confess that I didn't know there was a castle in Vadstena in the first place and seeing this huge castle came almost as a shock. But a good one! It was great to take a nice stroll around the castle, looking at this rather unusual building with its thick walls and picturesque moat.

The castle was build by King Gustav Vasa in 1545 as a defence again the Danish. It didn't take long though before it was remodelled (in 1555) and made into a residence for the king's son. In 1716 the castle ceased to be a royal palace and got many other uses. It even has been a storhouse for grain! The castle now is partly in use by the provincial records office and parts of it is open to the public. I didn't go in, so I can't tell you how the interior is, but I got the impression that it is rather bare.

Opening hours:
2/5 - 31/5: daily 10.00 - 15.00
1/6 - 30/6: daily 10.00 - 18.00
1/7 - 31/7 daily 10.00 - 19.00
1/8 - 13/8: daily 10.00 - 18.00
14/8 - 31/8: daily 10.00 - 18.00
1/9 - 30/9: daily 10.00 - 15.00
1/10 - 30/4: daily 10.00 - 14.00

Entrance fee:
50 SEK (around 5,40 euro / 6,65 USD)
7-15 years 10 SEK




you can read more about this place on my Vadstena page


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  • Updated Apr 20, 2006
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