Svenstorp Castle

Svenstorp Castle
Svenstorps slott
Lund Municipality

Svenstorp Castle
Svenstorp Castle
Coordinates 55°45′57″N 13°15′19″E / 55.7657°N 13.2553°E / 55.7657; 13.2553
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1596

Svenstorp Castle (Swedish: Svenstorps slott) is a castle in Lund Municipality, Scania, in southern Sweden. It was built in 1596 by Beata Hvitfeldt,[1] a powerful lady-in-waiting to the Danish King Christian IV. Her architect was Hans Steenwinkel.

In November 1676, the Danish king, Christian V, stayed at Svenstorp before the Battle of Lund. The night after the battle the Swedish king, Charles XI, whose troops had won the battle, stayed in the same room and the same bed.

Since 1723, the castle has been owned by the Gyllenkrok family. Today, Nils and Merrill Gyllenkrok and their family live at Svenstorp Castle.


  1. Sylve Åkesson. "Skånska slott och herresäten: Svenstorp". Retrieved 2010-06-26.
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