"Bosjökloster Castle" Höör Things to Do Tip by Sjalen

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Bosjökloster is an integral part of Skåne history and a must if you are in the area and can get here (difficult without a car although it can be done). It is easy during the Scania Days (Skånedagarna) in August when shuttle buses leave from Höör station for free. Skånedagarna is an annual event, promoting local food and heritage and it also gives various services a chance to show their talents. Read more in the travelogue about them.

For a start, it is gorgeously situated in between the two halves of Lake Ringsjön. In medieval time, the peninsula was even an island...Secondly, it is a historic place. As the name suggests ("-kloster"), it has been a monastery before becoming a palace. No one knows for sure when it was started, but benedictine nuns had a monastery built here around 1080 to christen the many still heathen Danes (as this region was Danish in them days). 1181 it is first mentioned in a text by Pope Lucius III.

As the Reformation hit Denmark, the monastery was closed and Bosjökloster turned into a private palace instead. It was since owned by a succession of wealthy Danish noblemen before Sweden got hold of the province and Swedish noblemen slowly took over. In 1908, the palace was sold to the Beck family who 1962 opened it to the public. If you want the dramatic details of the palace, you will find plenty of history on its website.

Today, you can not visit the interior that often - only if there is an art exhibition with Prince Charles of England's paintings and such, but the grounds give you enough pleasure as you can see a lot of the architecture.

Address: Bosjökloster
Directions: 9 kilometres south of Höör.
Website: http://www.bosjokloster.se/

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2005
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