Rydboholm Castle

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Rydboholm Castle around 1880

Rydboholm Castle , 11 km northeast of the city of Vaxholm in the Swedish province of Uppland , dates back to the 16th century.

The oldest part, the free-standing Wasa tower, is a typical medieval defense tower. Among other things, it houses the so-called Gustav Wasa's study chamber with furnishings from the mid-16th century. It is also believed that Gustav Wasa, the first king of the Wasa family , was born in the castle.

Per Brahe d. Ä. began with the construction of the castle in 1548. The castle got its present appearance through a renovation in the 18th century. A landscape park was also created around 1800 . The castle remained in the possession of the Brahe family until 1930 and is now owned by the von Essen family.

Since 1988 the castle has been under monument protection as Byggnadsminne .

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Coordinates: 59 ° 26 '24 "  N , 18 ° 11' 8.5"  E