MALMÖHUS CASTLE
Malmö, Sweden
 
 
 
A very short history of the castle....
 
The castle of Malmöhus is one of Malmö's oldest buildings. In 1434, a citadel was erected on the site and parts of this building still remain inside the castle, which was completed in the middle of the 16th century. Here the Danish kings used to stay during their visits in Malmö and the Earl James Bothwell, Mary Stuart's third husband, was held prisoner for five years. The fortress has played an important role in Malmö, under Danish rule as a base for the Danish kingdom in the area, and under Swedish rule as part of the defense system against the Danes. During 1828 - 1914 the building was used as a prison, but since 1937 it has housed the main museum in Malmö. Most of the old parts of the building are still very well preserved and open to the public.
 
 
The museum has a small medieval to renaissance exhibit of weapons, shoes, household items, textiles, tiles and things and stuff.
 
Parts of the old castle is furnished in 17th C style with appropriate furniture and paintings from the mid 16th C to late 17th C.
 
One of the newer bulidings contains a series of rooms where you walk through the renaissance, the baroque, roccocco, empire rooms into the 19th and 20th C.
 
 
Enter through the looking glass.....
 
All bookmark sized photoes are linked to a larger version, the rest are shown in a size to their advantage. I'll be back there in a year or so to do some more photography, untill then...