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Nyköping Castle

Swedish: Nyköpingshus

Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - Nyköping Castle: is the mediaeval castle from the Birger Jarl reign, partly in ruins and is mostly known for the ghastly Nyköping Banquet which took place here in 1317.

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The origin of the castle was a stronghold, that was built from the late 1100s. Probably it was Birger Earl who started of the stronghold building. During the Albert, King of Sweden reign, the castle is held by the German knight Raven von Barnekow, who carried out important construction work at the stronghold. Gustav Vasa reinforced the stronghold for defense purposes and a round tower of from this time has been preserved. The medieval fortress was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century by Duke Charles - later Charles IX of Sweden, into a renaissance castle.

Important events of the Castle

: the signing of "Recess of Nyköping" which is one of the most important events of the Nordic Middle Ages since it was a prerequisite for the formation of the Kalmar Union the following year.


: was the wedding between Svante Sture the Younger and Martha Erikdotter Leijonhufvud.


: died Charles IX of Sweden in the castle.


: Charles X Gustav of Sweden was born in the castle.

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Admission fees

All: free entrance.

Address & Geo coordinates

  • Visit to Nyköping Castle
  • Vallgatan
  • SE-611 31
  • Nyköping
  • Södermanland County
  • Sweden

Latitude: 58.7487907

Longitude: 17.0110546

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