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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Castles/Palaces in the S&B region

The thread's name says it all. What kind of palaces and castles do we have. How big is the diffirent, which one is the most beautiful and which one is the Versailles of the north?

Here's some castles in Sweden

Typical Gustav Vasa castles

Gripsholm castle

The castle of Uppsala

Vadstena castle


Kalmar Slott

Örebro Slott


Stockholm Palace, is ugly but big.

The Drottningholms palace

there are a lot more but i'm too tired to post pictures of them.

Please show us yours!
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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Old January 14th, 2005, 02:31 AM   #3
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Some more Swedish castles, this time from the Scanian province:

Krapperup:



Svenstorp:



Maltesholm:



Bäckaskog:





For more pictures, visit Skanska slott och herresaten
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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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We don't have much castles in Norway. Norway has, throug the ages, been a very poor country, with little rich people.

The royal castle is about the only one, and that is not even as big and nice as it originally was suppposed to. Like many other projects from that time, they went out of money before it was completed.

The royal castle.






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Old January 14th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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In my humble opinion, Amalienborg Royal Palace is without a doubt the greatest of all palaces/castles in the entire S/B region, while Kronborg (or Hamlet if you will) remains one of the ugliest and most overrated in the region. Just my opinion...
Anyway, some of the biggest castles/palaces in Denmark:

Amalienborg (Royal Palace)



Charlottenlund Castle



Christiansborg Castle (Parliament)



Dragsholm Castle



Egeskov Castle



Eremitage Castle



Fredensborg Castle






Frederiksborg Castle





Graasten Castle





Kronborg Castle (Hamlet)



Ledreborg Castle



Lerchenborg Castle



Marselisborg Castle



Rosenborg Castle



Schackenborg Castle





Sorgenfri Castle
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Old January 14th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #7
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why do you think tis the greatest one? For me its just four rococo houses and a big square. The chruch in the background is cool

In my point of view Drottningholms royal palace is the greatest even if the palace in Stockholm is bigger.

Drottningholms palace was build in the middle of the 17th century and was a bit a copy of Versailles.Its today one of those UNESCO world heritage things.

But the greatest was the castle of Tre Kronor, the old castle of Stockholm, it burned down in the late 17th century, just before the big nordic war.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 09:43 PM   #8
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Kaunas Castle (Planning rebuild/reconstruct)

http://sophia.smith.edu/~ekaralyt/project2/stop1.html








Kaunas castle is the oldest castle in Lithuania. It is situated at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers - the Nemunas and the Neris where the town was founded.
The castle was built in the middle of the 14th century. Until the beginning of the 15th Century, Kaunas Old Castle was an important resistance post against the attacks of the Teutonic Order. After the victory of joint Lithuanian-Polish forces in the Zalgiris (Grunwald) battle in 1410, during the reign of Vytautas the Great, the Grand Duke of Lithuania (1392-1430), the period of true prosperity started. At that time Lithuania had already acquired Christianity. Kaunas was given the Magdeburg rights and enjoyed the years of development in trade, crafts, culture, and extensive contacts with Western Europe.

Built in the 13th century, the castle was Lithuania?s first defensive bastion and the only double-walled castle in all of Lithuania. The surrounding walls were initially over 2m wide and 13m high. In 1362 however, after a three-week long siege, the crusaders destroyed it. By 1368 a second, stronger castle had been constructed. The castle originally had four towers, but over the centuries the river Neris has washed them away, forcing the northern walls to collapse.

The remains of the castle rebuilt by Vytautas in the beginning of the 15th century reached our times. However, only the third of the castle survived.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #9
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I'd agree with Amalienborg being my favourite, I think its unique layout is probably what sets it apart, Drottingsholm is amazing as well, they're all friggin amazing!
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Not sure if it has been posted already but whats the name of the island castle in Lithuania? Its orange, theres a ferry to get there. I forgot the name...
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Not sure if it has been posted already but whats the name of the island castle in Lithuania? Its orange, theres a ferry to get there. I forgot the name...
Traku castle (Trakų pilis)?
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Old January 15th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #12
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As NS said we don't have many castles in Norway. Exept slottet in Oslo we have only smaller ruines of castles which has been devastated during wars.

But here are a few from Trøndelag.

Steinviksholm Slott

Steinviksholm Slott is situated in the Trondheimsfjord, on a small island between Stjørdal and Leksvik. The castle was built in 1532, during the ages when Olav Engelbrektsson ruled Nidaros and Norway. However, Norway was in this age finally taken by Denmark in 1536. In the sevenyearswar the Swedish tried to conqure Nidaros several times. And on its way to the city they had to pass Steinvikholmen. The castle was then destroyed even though the Swedes never managed to take Nidaros for a longer period. Steinvikholmen was never rebuilt back to its first model, only the runies was cept.


Steinvikholmen when it was built.


Steinvikholmen today.

Austrått

Austråttis a old and small caste further out in Trondheimsfjorden. It was first built in 1200 as a church, but was rebuilt into a castle in 1654-56. The castle was in the years after destroyed by wars including WWII and fires, but the main castle is still standing.


Austrått in 1853.



Storfosen

In Trondheimsfjorden entrance you can find a island with some 200 inhabitants. But you can also find a small castle here as well. It was first built in the 11th century, by Ivar Horte who was killed under the battle of Kalvskinnet in Nidaros. The castle was destroyed several times during wars, but rebuilt again.


The castle in the 1770.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #13
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My favorite is probably Amailienborg Palace aswell

I have a looot of awesome pics of hundreds of different castles in Denmark but i dont have enough room on my webplace to post them so im just gonna have to post some other pics that i found from other websites...

anyways, here they are:

Rosenborg Castle:


Rosenborg Castle again:


Jægerspris Castle:


Frederiksborg Castle:


Charlottenlund Castle:


Egeskov Castle:


Badstuen:




there are bunch of other nicer looking castles but i dont have to time to look for them hope these are good enough (and sorry if some of the pics are a little too big )
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