This is a fairy tale castle, or noble, house, or do you say, just, house in english, or palace? It is hard, because I do not really know. On sweden we call this a castle, but the “new” castle was not really ever built to be able to defend it self from an attack (from Denmark this is) it was built to show power to thw people loiving around it and to brag. Yeah, I am not sure people living in swedish castles would agree with that last statement, but really, that is one of the most important reasons why it was bult…
But, the statement of mine does not take away that this is a enormous beautiful house! You can not come to close, but as you see in the video clip, you do get quite near. There is walking paths around it and it lays just beside the sea, so it is worth a visit.
If you take a look at the video you will find an old house with a moataround it self and it is a typical “borg” from Sweden. If I say Borg, I mean what the mean with castle in UK, but in Sweden we mean a large manor/mansion house… Yes, I know it is confusing… Anyhow it is a noble house.
The “Borg” is the old castle of Kulla Gunnarstorp, bulit to be able to defend itself againts enemies built in the 16th century, during a time Sweden was at war almost all the time, at least after and forward king Gustav Vasa ruled.
There has not really been a lot of exciting stuff happening around this castle, but I think that sometimes, it is more than ok just to be a really nice castle.. dont you?
An early owner of the castle, though, was the brother of the famous astronomer, Tycho Brahe, (a man of many good stories, but that Will have to be for another blogpost) Jörgen Ottesen Brahe. During his time Scania was a part of Denmark and he was the one who built the Old castle.
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