Krageholm Castle

Krageholm Castle
Krageholms slott
Ystad Municipality

Krageholm Castle
Krageholm Castle
Coordinates 55°29′35″N 13°45′56″E / 55.4930°N 13.7656°E / 55.4930; 13.7656
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
By appointment only
Site history
Built 16th century

Krageholm Castle (Swedish: Krageholms slott) is a castle in Ystad Municipality, Scania, in southern Sweden.

The original castle is named in the 14th century as belonging to the Due family, and then to the Tott, Brahe, Marsvin and Krabbe families. In 1704, the castle was sold to Carl Piper. The original castle was damaged during the Scanian War in the 1670s, and the present castle was built by Carl Piper's widow Christina Piper in the 1720s, who used it as her main residence until her death in 1752.[1] The castle belonged to the Piper family in 1752–1897, the Brahe family 1907–30 and since then again to the Piper family.

See also


  1. Norrhem, Svante, Christina och Carl Piper: en biografi [Christina and Carl Piper: a biography], Historiska media, Lund, 2010 (Swedish)

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