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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.

Visiting Information

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Disabled accessDisabled access


Visitors address:

Glimminge 1
276 56 Hammenhög

Tel: 0414-186 20

Toilet: Yes
Disabled toilet: Yes
Adjusted for disabled: Yes, limited access with the help of ramps
Elevator: No
Parking: Yes, even for disabled

Opening hours:

1 may – 13 june daily 11.00-16.00
14 june – 10 august daily 10.00-18.00
11 august – 30 september daily 11.00-16.00
1 okt. – 2 nov sat- och sund 12.00-16.00
Week 42 and 44 daily 12.00-16.00

Guided tours

1-30 june: weekends kl 14.15

1 july – 31 aug daily kl 14.15

1- 30 september: weekends kl 14.15

Entrance fee:

Adults 60 kr
children under 18 years free
Cafeteria: Yes
Website: Glimmingehus
Distance to public transport: Busline 576 between Simrishamn and Hammenhög. Stops near the museum