Pictures from Skåne - Sweden - Svaneholms castle

castle from the 1500s, with a museum, an inn, and beautiful surroundings around Svaneholm lake.

26 June 2010: Drive to Svaneholm castle, dating from the 1500s, north of Skurup. There is an inn, museum, and fine scenery. In the park sits Rutger Macklean statue with his dog. The Castle Lord by the end of the 1700s who renovated the castle and modernized the agriculture. Today the castle is owned by a cooperative. Gets the museum a brochure about the area, decide to go the hunting path, a three-kilometer access customized tour around Svaneholm Lake. Going clockwise, starting on a dirt road. Into the forest at a brick house, known as Rökhuset but was probably a hen house. Between the trees I can on the other side of the lake see the castle. Go north on the trail through a forest. At a barbecue is a platform and a nice view of the castle across the lake. Some old trees lining the path. A lush forest in a swamp is  crossed on a footbridge. Dragonflies fly around. Chat a while with an elderly couple. The trail was completed a year ago. Outside the boardwalk do one not want to end up, in the swamp forest had one to put the poles nine meter down. Now it's just to maintain it as well. Continuing through the forest. The northern end of the lake is a platform. White and yellow water lilies are about to bloom. Sword Lilies bloom in the marsh. The trail is also used by joggers. At an old oak, a tree forever, is a bench to sit down on, for example, think about eternity. Cross a grassy area, a former bathing place, arrive at the highway. A mighty oak, Svaneholm oak, is standing by the road. Across the road, the forest area Hästhagen, an appropriate spring excursion. Going into the castle courtyard, where the inn features outdoor dining. They do not have any cookies, it will be coffee and rhubarb pie. Slightly expensive but good. Skipping the museum, may be another time. The park is home to several buried dogs. In the park is an outdoor wedding held.

Svaneholm castle