It is due to the commitment of so many skilled members on the castle’s boards and other volunteers from outside that castle Svaneholm holds a plethora of appealing offers for visitors. One highlight is Svaneholm by Night, a candle-lit guided tour of the castle, where you will encounter the people who lived there in the 18th and 17th centuries. At dusk, ghosts walk around telling ghost stories. Therefore, this tour guarantees to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. There’s a saying: “Too many chiefs, too little Indians“ – addressing the problems that arise when too many people operate on a single case. However, castle Svaneholm stands opposite to this cliche. “For us, it is important that everyone feels appreciated in their work and that they can find the needed expertise,“ says Bertil.
Tove Walden is an online pro who joined the board in the summer of 2021. She says, “As a child, I spent time at the castle until boredom set in. However, these days, I have come to like the place with a fresh view.“ Running her own online marketing company, she now assists in updating the website and handling social media activities.
“It is such a cool castle from the 16th century. You can feel that it has its secrets while ascending its majestic stairs.”
“Looking at it, how it is situated next to the lake, it is kind of wrapped up in a fog of magic,“ she says. Tove Walden also enjoys connecting with her homeland’s history and lending her expertise to benefit the castle. “Since this is my profession and it contributes to the castle’s upkeep, I am all in. My aim is also to get as much insight as possible so that I can prepare exhibitions myself, and I envision even more fun things coming up when we have finally overcome the coronavirus pandemic.“