Kastelholm Castle

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CJBRome
Rome20 contributions
How life would have been.
Aug 2021
This place across from the wonderful Smakbyn restaurant. We got there too late to go into the castle, but roamed the historic buildings with descriptions of how it would have been. Very interesting.
Written 31 August 2021
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Travelbug1155
San Francisco, CA456 contributions
major historical site in Aland
Jul 2021
This is something no visitor to Aland should miss. It has all the history you need to know to understand how old the culture is here and how rough and tumble it must have been for people living back in the 1300- 1600's. Take the tour for a fun guide w storytelling. You need to be able to climb steps pretty well to get around.
Written 27 August 2021
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Ulla L
Biarritz, France206 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2021
Great to visit this ruined castle on many levels, cobbled paths and steep staircases. Good shoes and an agile body is recommended.
Written 21 August 2021
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Konsta O
Pori, Western Finland, Finland286 contributions
Small castle with nice surroundings
Jul 2021
Only 25 mins drive from Marienhamn and you'll reach a partially restored castle which has quite an interesting history. Guided tour without extra cost few times per day. Sure this is a small castle but worth visiting. Nice surroundigs and nearby attractions, too.
Written 12 August 2021
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden1,931 contributions
Very lovely place
Jul 2021
Drive here on a cloudy morning, there is free parking nearby. Luckily I came before it got full. The castle is lovely and the area around it is spectacular, with nice views over the lake. It also has an open-air museum with someone playing a very nice violin. It's a nice place and a nice location, worth a visit.
Written 31 July 2021
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland930 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2021
An old castle which is well worth a visit. Easily accessible by car from Mariehamn. There are also guided tours if you want more information
Written 29 July 2021
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Pathfinder827591
4 contributions
Well restored place
Jul 2021
Kastelholm Castle gives a good view to the life of Middle Ages. There are fine details of the life of the people, who lived there, especially aristocracys living guarters.
Written 12 July 2021
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,517 contributions
Impressive site
Jul 2020
The Kastelholma castle is an impressive sight in the countryside. I visited it soon after it opened so is wasn't packed. Unfortunately the guided tour was already fully booked but the audio guide was quite OK. I think the audio guide tour took an hour or so but it took you to all the places. Nice views from the top of the castle to the surrounding area. The castle is mostly empty but there is some interesting pieces still. With the same ticket one can also visit the near by Jan Karlsgården open-air-museum and the Vita Björn prsion museum.
Written 31 July 2020
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Svenska Klubben
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
An experience on many levels
Jul 2020 • Family
The Kastelholm castle might be small compared to other of the same era, but it's rather well preserved and its vast history is portrayed with dignity. The refurbished areas are well made, but it had not been rebuilt for the sake of itself. The sometimes violent past is also visible.
The icing on the cake - or actually even maybe the cake itself - was an excellent guided tour in English (other available languages are Finnish and Swedish). Filled with humour and carefully hand picked historical details, the one-hour-tour flew by like it would have only lasted a few minutes. There's also the opportunity to visit the castle on your own, but the guided tour is strongly recommended.
Written 21 July 2020
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Carpediemkath
Tucson, Arizona95 contributions
Fascinating history on Åland
Jun 2019
I've visited this castle three times and always manage to find something new and interesting to enjoy. The history of the castle is worth the time to learn, and the grounds are just beautiful. The restoration work is extensive and the attention to detail is amazing. For instance, every single plank in the wooden walkways was scored along the contours of the stone walls to fit snugly. It looks stunning.
Kids will love the period costumes and history buffs will love all the details.
There's a section on the higher floors that offers amazing views of the castle grounds and waterways, but the stairways are steep and narrow, and not recommended for those afraid of heights.
Written 15 November 2019
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