The ruins of Kronobergs Castle

Address: Kronobergs slottsruin, 352 60 VÄXJÖ Show map

Address: Kronobergs slottsruin, 352 60 VÄXJÖ

The bishop's palace of Kronoberg was build during the 1300's.

The fort gradually evolved into a castle made of wood and stone. In 1542 Nils Dacke and his rebels seized the castle, after the rebellion was squashed the castle was seized by Gustav Vasa.

He subsequently extended the castle into a fortification with a large number of cannons.
The main reason for the extension was to give the king a firm hold in Småland in an attempt to prevent further uprisings. The fortification eventually became part of the national defence system, and was conquered several times by the Danes. After the treaty of Roskilde, however, the fortification lost its importance and fell into disrepair. Adjacent to the castle ruins is a Café and the home port of the steamboat S/S Thor.

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