This blog will show my images from and around Malmö. I will try to describe the locations if they are of greater interest than simply being graphically interesting.
All images are my own taken as I wander around the city and its surroundings, and may not be used without my permission.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Alnarp Castle (Swedish: Alnarps slott) is located in Alnarp, Scania (Skåne), approximately 10 km north of Malmö in southern Sweden. The original castle on the property was built in the 12th century. The present building was erected in 1862, in French Renaissance style.
Back side of the castle
The first mention of the castle occured in the 12th century. In 1325 Alnarp came into the possession of a knight named Anders Pedersen, and then Aage Nielsen Ulfeldt in the early 15th century. In 1449, Alnarp passed into the ownership of Niels Stigsen Thott. The Ulfeldt and the Thott families were members of the Scanian nobility. The castle eventually passes to the Krummedige family, and in 1500 it was owned by Erik Kummedige, a cousin of Henrik Krummedige, and an advisor to the Danish king. In 1536, Christian III took possession of the castle for the Danish state.
After the treaty of Roskilde in 1658, king Charles X Gustav of Sweden gave the castle to a commandant of Malmö, Johan von Essen. In 1660, Charles XI gave it to Gabriel Oxienstierna. From 1694, it became the residence of the Governor-General of Sweden in Scania.
Today the castle houses offices and meeting rooms used by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The castle park has the second highest variety of trees in Sweden and is open to the public all year.