What to visit
A castle tour through picturesque landscape
Walk, Cycle or drive by car or motorbike to seven magnificent historic venues in South East Skåne. The Slottsrundan is a Castle Tour where visitors see Bjärsjölagards slott, Christinehof slott, Glimmungehus, Klostret i Ystad, Kronovall slott, Svaneholm slott and Övedskloster. Besides the beautiful landscape on the way you will learn about the interesting history of the region.
The slottsrundan and its venues
Svaneholm Castle is beautifully located on an islet in Lake Svaneholm. The impressive Renaissance castle was built around 1530. Svaneholm’s most well-known owner was Baron Rutger Macklean, who was a radical thinker and he reformed agriculture by introducing land reforms in the 1780s. The castle’s rich collections of furniture, textiles and art animate Svaneholm and the history of its people.
Övedskloster is beautifully located in the flowing countryside of Lake Vombsjön. Colonel Hans Ramel had the castle built in 1776, which is one of the most prominent rococo buildings in Sweden. The castle park is open daily to visitors. In the summer, the castle café and shop are open. Don’t miss the unique nature around Övedskloster, which can be experienced from a network of hiking trails.
Bjärsjölagård’s castle has a long and exciting history. An early lord of the castle was the Danish king, Valdemar Atterdag, who conquered Skåne in 1360. The castle was stormed in the 16th century by dissatisfied peasants and part of the stones of the castle were used to build Svaneholm castle. The building of today, in rococo style, was completed in 1766. Bjärsjölagård was developed into a successful estate with agriculture and the extraction of lime. Even today you can visit the two lime kilns Adam and Eve, located within walking distance of the castle.