Malmö Castle

Malmö Castle (Swedish: Malmöhus, Danish: Malmøhus) is a fortress located in Malmö, Scania, in southern Sweden.

History

The first castle was founded in 1434 by King Eric of Pomerania. This structure was partially demolished in early 16th century [1], and a new one was built in its place in the 1530s by King Christian III of Denmark. Historically, this fortress was one of the most important strongholds of Denmark.

The castle was for five years (1568–1573) the prison of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. The earl was taken into custody on the orders of the Protestant Danish king Frederick II of Denmark when his ship ran aground in Bergen, Norway during a storm. He was sent to Malmö Castle to be imprisoned, although he had previously been released from Tower of London for lack of evidence in the murder of Mary's second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. As a bachelor, Frederick II courted Elizabeth I of England and was made a Knight of the Garter. Some sources suggest a second reason for the involvement in this matter by the Danish king; he is thought to have held hopes of collecting a ransom from Scotland. However, the Earl of Bothwell died in 1578 in Dragsholm Castle, Zealand, where he had been moved after the first five years in Danish captivity, without ever being the subject of Danish-Scottish negotiations for his release.

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Grazyna O
1 February 2015
Many rooms are used as museums of different kinds. Walk long enough and you will find the hall of knights and the king's apartments.
Voitha Ripa
2 October 2014
most funny castle that i ever seen:))
Stefan Didrik
16 April 2015
Not the best museum but still a pretty cool castle.
Alerrandro Correa
27 May 2015
O castelo possui um museu de história natural, aquários e um museu do próprio castelo. O ingresso da acesso a todos.
Angela Teresa Rispoli
1 April 2017
antigo castelo muito bem conservado
Daniele Vigário
19 June 2015
Fortaleza de 1540! Bem legal!
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Malmöhusvägen 6, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden Get directions
Tue 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed Noon–8:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

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