Borgholm Castle

Drawing of Borgholm Castle from 1634

Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, is today only a ruin of the fortress, that was first built here in the second half of the 12th century and many times rebuilt in later centuries.[1] It is linked to Halltorps estate, somewhat to the south. The castle was destroyed in a fire on 14 October 1806.

During the reign of John III of Sweden, patron of the mysterious Paar brothers (four engineers and architects from Milan), the castle acquired a Gothic character and became exemplary of the Italianate bastion style.

The music video for Roxette's 1988 "Listen to Your Heart" and "Dangerous" hit singles were shot at Borgholm Castle.[2][3]


  1. ^ Borgholm Slott - Official site
  2. ^ The Early Vasas: A History of Sweden, 1523-1611. CUP Archive. pp. 312. ISBN 9781001296982. 
  3. ^ Duffy, Christopher (1996). Siege Warfare: The fortress in the early modern world, 1494-1660. Routledge. pp. 164–65. ISBN 9780415146494. 

Coordinates: 56°52′15″N 16°38′39″E / 56.87083°N 16.64417°E / 56.87083; 16.64417

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