Borgholms Castle

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Address: Sollidenvägen 5, 387 94 Borgholm, Sverige
Phone: 0485-88500
Hemsida: Borgholms Castle
Location: Central Öland
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900 years of Swedish history

Borgholm Castle “Nordic finest ruin” is a structure that hardly leaves any visitor indifferent. Its size is overwhelming and situated in a fascinating surrounding. Seldom have nature and architecture merged into an entity such as this and this unit was only further highlighted when the castle in 1806 was ravaged by a huge fire and the only thing left was the naked limestone walls of all the former glory.

Borgholm Castle today is the ruins of the magnificent Baroque palace that King Karl X Gustav built here in the middle of the 17th century. He is the only one of Sweden’s kings who lived coherent long periods of time at the castle.

Today Borgholm Castle is one of the region’s largest tourist destination, and gives us in a unique way a tour of the Swedish, Nordic and European history, spanning over 900 years! Borgholm Castle is part of our common cultural heritage and managed by the National Property Board.

Borgholm Castle is a living museum, combining history with the present. The castle mixes permanent exhibits about the castle’s history with art exhibitions, children’s activities, guided tours and concerts. At the Castle new exhibitions and concerts is constantly presented, creating an interesting and exiting environment.


The history of Borgholm Castle.

The castle’s fascinating history is exhibited at the museum wing at Borgholm Castle, here you can see findings from excavations of the castle, and models of how the castle looked like during different time periods.

Castle shop

The entrance building at Borgholm Castle is a castle shop. Here you pay the entrance to the castle and can buy books, postcards, toys, gifts and other pleasant memories of your visit. The castle shop also sells tickets for some concerts, ice cream, candy and soda.


Opening  Hours 2023:

1 May – 31 August

Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(13-14 July: The castle is closed because of the celebration of the Crown princess Victoria.
We close at 5 p.m. when we have concert nights.)

1 September – 5 November

Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(During the event Ölands skördefest, 29 September – 1 October, the event Fårets dagar is here on site.
28 September: The castle is closed because of the preparation for the event Fårets dagar.
29-30 september: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1 oktober: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

1 – 30 April

Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Borgholm Castle is handicap certified.

Dogs are welcome to Borgholm Castle.