Örbyhus Castle

Originally: Örbyhus slott

Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - Örbyhus Castle: the castle has been used as a prison, and the most famous prisoner was the King Eric XIV of Sweden, who died here in 1577.

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Örbyhus Castle was owned by House of Vasa during the 16th century. Gustav Vasa fortified the castle with strong walls and casemats. The castle began to be used as a state prison. The most famous prisoner of the castle was the King Eric XIV of Sweden, who was imprisoned by his brother, John III of Sweden. He died on February 26, 1577, allegedly poisoned with arsenic, put in pea soup.

Main facade to east - is a large 3-storey complex with two pilots. The stone tower still forms the core of the castle complex. This central tower was built at the middle of the 15th century.

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Admission fees

  • Adults: 60 SEK
  • Childrens 12-16 years: 25 SEK
  • Childrens up to 12 years: free entrance

Address & Geo coordinates

Latitude: 60.1998937

Longitude: 17.70921


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