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This is the oldest medieval castle in Sweden

Glimmingehus is the best preserved medieval castle in Scandinavia. The castle is located in the southern part of the country and is open daily for tours. The building dates from 1499 and has stood the test of time well. During a guided tour you will hear everything about the history of the castle, you can take a walk in the castle garden or test old swords, arrows and bows and pickaxes.

Adventure at the Swedish castle

Glimmingehus has got its name from the gleaming lake that existed on the site where knight Jens Holgersen Ulfstand in 1499 had begun to erect this mighty and impassable castle – which today is said to be the best preserved medieval castle in the Nordic countries.

Glimmingehus in southeastern Scania is the best preserved medieval castle in the Nordic region.

Glimmingehus invites you to adventure and a journey back to the time when men were still fighting with swords. There are also numerous activities for the whole family throughout the year. The Middle Ages and the knights are the common thread for all activities in Glimmingehus, ranging from a witch’s school to jousting. In June the castle organizes the popular family event “the day of 10,000 knights”. There, knights show their skills with swords and lance to the knights-to-be and their parents. Children can even shoot with bow and arrow, or how about wearing a real armor?

Glimmingehus is located in Vallby parish in Simrishamn municipality in Skåne, about 1 mile southwest of Simrishamn.

Medieval food

Have you become hungry after all this adventure? Then you will be well prepared in the restaurant where you can taste a medieval meal. Afterwards you can relax in the herb garden.

The entrance fee is SEK 70 for adults and SEK 80 during high season, 1/7 – 11/8. Entrace is free for children up to 18 years. (does not apply to events, when other prices may occur.)

Last Updated on May 13, 2019

Mr Nordic

Mr Nordic is always looking for the most beautiful places and the best experiences in the Nordic countries. He enjoys traveling, outdoor, writing and is based in Sweden.

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Mr Nordic loves the Nordic. He travels all around Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to find the greatest adventures, the most beautifull places and most exciting experiences. Here on you can read all about it. From food to living and from outdoor to culture, Mr Nordic covers it all.