The residence in Örebro castle

Ever since the Middle Ages, Örebro Castle has been the town’s natural centre point. Ringed by the eddying currents of the Svartån, it has held constant watch over all those who have crossed the river. No one knows the castle’s precise age. In the 18th century, Bishop Andreas Rhyzelius wrote that a castle had been built in the “middle of the 14th century.” The oldest part of the castle was then most probably a medieval stone building to which a defensive tower of over 30 metres had been added. Örebro Castle has always kept pace with the times. In the Middle Ages, it served as a prison and defensive stronghold. The 16th and 17th centuries saw it fulfil the role of royal palace. It was from here that the central powers safeguarded their interests in the region.

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