Glimmingehus in southeast Skåne is one of Scandinavia’s best preserved medieval castles. A magnificent building which was begun in 1499 on the assignment of Jens Holgersen Ulfstand. Guided tours around the castle are available as well as partaking of medieval chores, relaxing in the herb garden or enjoying the restaurant’s special medieval plate.
During the 15th C it became common among wealthy families in Skåne as well as among nobility and bishops to build their dwelling-houses in stone. One could afford to abandon the older constructions in wood and half-timber for more stable stone constructions. The castle buildings were in themselves a protection against farmer uprisings but more often it was comfort rather than defense functions which motivated the construction.
Bus stop nearby
276 56 Hammenhög
Tel: 072 702 59 90
|Adjusted for disabled:||Yes, limited access with the help of ramps|
|Parking:||Yes, even for disabled|
|1 may – 17 june||daily 10.00-16.00|
|18 june – 14 august||daily 10.00-18.00|
|15 august – 30 september||daily 11.00-16.00|
|Week 44||daily 11.00-16.00|
June 1st – June 30th Weekends at 2.15pm
July 1st – August 31st Daily at 2.30pm
September 1st – sept. 30th Weekends at 3pm
August and sept. 3-4 saturday and sundays at 1 pm
The guided tours above are included in the entry fee.
Adults |70 kr (1/7-14/8 80kr/adults)
children under 18 years free
|Distance to public transport:||None|