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Bosjökloster Castle

Bosjökloster Castle

 

 

 

 

Location: Lake Ringsjön, Höör Municipality  Map

Found: originally constructed in 1080 as a monastery by the monks from the Benedictine order

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History of Bosjökloster Castle

Bosjökloster or Bosjo Abbey is a actually a former monastery that stands on the shores of Lake Ringsjön in the Höör Municipality of Sweden. Bosjökloster Castle was originally constructed in 1080 as a monastery by the monks from the Benedictine order. During Danish Reformation that swept through the region Bosjökloster was disbanded as a religious complex and instead it was turned into a castle for the Danish Royal army. Later in 1560 Danish king Frederick II of Denmark gave Bosjökloster Castle as a present to a noble woman and a widow Thale Ulfstand. Her initials and a date "1569" carving are still visible on the old oak that grows by the entrance of the complex. In 1908 Count Philip Bonde bought the castle and his descendants still own Bosjökloster castle. It is open to the public and houses a restaurant inside. Additionally Bosjökloster Castle serves as a stage for various bands that visit it. You can check the official site for open hours and performances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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