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Brahehus Castle

Brahehus Castle
Brahehus Castle Photo - Olof Senestam - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY 2.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Jonkoping County, Smaland, Sweden.
Built: 1637.
Condition: Ruin.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: The ruins of Brahehus Castle are located 3 km outside of Granna in Jonkoping County in the province of Smaland, Sweden. The ruins sit 270 m above sea level and 180 m above the lake Vattern, providing a panoramic view of the lake and the island of Visingso. Built for Count Per Brahe the Younger in the 1640s, the castle was abandoned by the 1680s and suffered a fire in 1708. The castle is near the modern E4 highway and is a popular destination for recreation and tourism.

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