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Borgholms Slott

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Address: Oland, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 485 123 33
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800 years of Swedish history are on display at this beautiful castle.

800 years of Swedish history are on display at this beautiful castle.

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A Real Treat

Oland Island is across the bridge from Kalmar and a world apart. Lots of open space, with very frequent roadside windmills (purpose? not sure...) and lovely isolated homes. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 3, 2016
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

If you go to borgholm or Oland you should not miss this castle. It has a nice story to it and you can wander along at your own pace. Nice views over sea and city.

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Borgholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

When sightseeing in southern Sweden, the castle in Borgholm on Öland is a must see spot! If given the opportunity to experience a concert in this incredible medieval castle ruins, take advantage of it! It'll be an experience you'll nerver forget. Otherwise guided tours which make history come to Life are well-worth your time!

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Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Oland is full of viking ruins and dotted with unique windmills from an earlier time. The Slottruin adds another dimension to this unique island. Tourism and agriculture are the two ways people on Oland make money. The tourist season is limited to the European 6-8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August. After that many of the attractions, shops, and restaurants close... More 

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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Impressive castle, walk on the grounds and feel the history taking place. Good use of lights, sounds and other visual items to get the impressions. Minimal use but it works Also for kids a medieval playground. I heard about music and events being hosted here. Would be a spectacle :)

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Oland Island is across the bridge from Kalmar and a world apart. Lots of open space, with very frequent roadside windmills (purpose? not sure...) and lovely isolated homes. The ruins of Borgholm Castle are a highlight, and involve a climbing path if you park in town. We found (once we got there!) that we could have parked outside... The castle... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

There ruins were fun to explore together. All was very well maintained. Even out children aged 2-6 also enjoyed the exhibition and were astonished to here what life has been like before. Worth the entrance fee!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We visited Borgholms Slott in 2010, and again in 2016. The castle ruin is now a museum on par with some of the best you will find. While before it was open to the public, now there are self-guided audio tours, lots to read, and exhibits and story everywhere. Ages 10 and up will love the visit, and you can... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Located on the edge of a 100 feet high cliff, the ancient castle overviews the city of Bornholm and the sea. The staff at the entrance were very helpful. The museum shop had a wide variety of souvenirs. You could even buy iron cannon bullets. Wild flowers surrounded the castle and gave great photo opportunities.

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very nice castle and number 1 attraction in Borgholm. Around the castle there's some trails and the view is quite nice.

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Borgholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Great old castle with lots to see and do in summer, especially for children. Nice view from upstairs.

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