Trolleberg manor house

Trolleberg three floor manor
Trolleberg manor/Castle in Scania Sweden

Trolleberg manor house was besieged and burnt down in 1452 by the swedish King Karl Knutsson. The manor house is located at Hoje (Höje) river, at that point an important place where travellers could wade through the river.

Even if Knutsson destroyed the mansion he dis not do very well in the long run and the property went to the church.




In the 18th century the Trolle family (one of the oldest swedish/danish Noble familys) bought the house, and after several turns a son to a great great great
great father (could be more) is still today the owner of this noble house right by the southern city of Lund.

Watch the short videoclip Of the manor house. The mansion is privately owned and is not open for the public.

Variety of noble familys linked to the manor:

Thage Ottoson Thott

Peder Winstrup

Fredrik Trolle

(Sorry for a lot of Swedish links, but it is hard to find information in english)

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/Per Sköld

Backaskog Castle

Backaskog castle in red bricks
Backaskog Castle in Scania -Sweden

 

Can you imagine, there was not only grutch between swedes and the former danes, people of Scania, in the 17th century.

During a short stop at Backaskog Castle at Lake Ivo just a bit north of Kristianstad City I googled the Castle’s history and found an interesting Lord;  Rutger von Ascheberg. He lived at the Castle when the people in Scania county  where danes and was given the task to transform the former danish people to swedish ones.

Not an easy task. The task more or less always made you very upopular, at least…

That is why Ascheberg is interesting. There had been officers before him with the same task but this man actually made himself a god reputation of being fair and honest and became a respected man by the people of Scania.

This old monastery with roots from the 13th century has a lot of history. From the monks chose the place because of the water and its fertile soil to being a Castle in the mening of a fortress especially during the danish-swedish wars during the 17th century.

Nowdays the Castle is a popular hotel- and conference center, famous for its ghost tours.




In my opinion it is not an especially beautiful castle. It is built little by little through history mostly from a practical point of view, but the garden was wonderful in the autumn evening i stopped by and is probably even more during summer.

The ocher red wall, a remain from an old orangery that the late swedish King Karl XV built is an adorable setting for the entrance to the park.

Variety of noble familys linked to the manor:

Rutger von Ascheberg

King Karl XV

/Per Skold

 

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