Glimmingehus

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Glimmingehus is a medieval era castle located at Simrishamn Municipality, Scania in southern Sweden. It is the best preserved medieval stronghold in Scandinavia. It was built 1499-1506, during an era when Scania formed a vital part of Denmark, and contains many defensive arrangements of the era, such as parapets, false doors and dead-end corridors, 'murder-holes' for pouring boiling pitch over the attackers, moats, drawbridges and various other forms of death traps to surprise trespassers and protect the nobles against peasant uprisings. The lower part of the castle's stone walls are 2.4 meters thick and the upper part 1.8 meters.

Le lieu est actuellement fermé mais il est possible d'en faire le tour pour en admirer toutes les facettes.
Written April 10, 2021
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Lollo
Stockholm, Sweden109 contributions
Couples
We didn't visit the museum but went on a guided tour which was interesting. The inside don't have any furnitures for visualizing but the guide had great knowledge and could answer all questions. Small groups, max 20, can't pre-book. We bought tickets at 11, went for a coffee and came back at 13. A Friday in September it was very few visitors which suited us well.
Written September 11, 2020
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Parisian1950s
Newtown, Australia293 contributions
Friends
I was quite impressed with this castle. Its very well preserved and the entry fee includes a guided tour. I think the english speaking one is at 15:00 (3pm) but just check before you go as it probably changes. The guide we had was very informative and fun. We toured all the floors and were given great information about what went on in each room. At the beginning of the tour he explained the history and why it was built and by who. Well worth the visit if you like nordic history and castles.
Written September 25, 2016
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Mordka13
Stronie Slaskie, Poland72 contributions
Family
Maybe i just have a different understanding of the castle, and I set my expectations too high, but it was not much interesting.
Written April 27, 2016
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Benjamin_Topa
Karlskrona, Sweden24 contributions
Couples
I think it's important to remember your history to know why we are where we are.
Glimmingehus is a near perfectly preserved landmark in Scania. If you are close by and like history, this is the place to go!
Written June 12, 2015
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Johan H
Stockholm, Sweden231 contributions
Couples
This place offers a nice glimpse into one of the strongest fortifications in the south of sweden from the 1600.

Theres a little museum you can enter on site which is free but if you want to head into the castle itself you will need to buy a ticket for a small group showing which for the time being is 20 visitors max. They have a guided tour every hour so if you want to venture inside the castle make sure you arrive in time so you can buy tickets for the next showing.
Written July 24, 2021
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Giorgio B
Lund, Sweden696 contributions
Family
It is always interesting when a work of history contributes more to the preservation of a historical building than human care and engagement, as was the case with Glimmingehus which is now said to be the best-preserved medieval castle in the Nordic countries, a testament to the vicissitudes of its founder, Jens Holgersen Ulfstand, and the border area of the time between Sweden and Denmark.
Written August 3, 2019
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Jasmin H
Rommerskirchen, Germany26 contributions
Couples
The castle is very impressive and gives a good impression of the old times. You can visit all floors and look at the building. Unfortunately there is not much furniture there. But the views from there are very nice.
Written July 21, 2019
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192282
Lund, Sweden1,884 contributions
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On a weekend getaway to Osterlin we went back to Glimminghus castle after many years there. Its an incredible piece of architecture and the new visitor’s center for children is a great addition. We love going there and won’t wait between visits as long next time
Written June 6, 2019
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg942 contributions
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Well preserved medival castle sort of in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to arrive in time for a guided tour. It is included in the price and makes the visit much more interesting. Our guide tried hard, a bit too hard even, to make the visit fun and educational.
As they try to preserve the castle in its original standards that means dark, cold and very steep steps.
Written May 5, 2019
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