Läckö Castle

A pearl by Lake Vänern

In the year 1298 bishop Brynolf Algotsson had Läckö Castle built on a strategically-chosen site by Lake Vänern. The castle was easy to reach by boat, and its location on the promontory made it easy to defend. The castle burned down in 1470, but was rebuilt shortly after.

In Läckö's long history, it is Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, general and chancellor, who more than anyone else made his mark on both the interior and exterior. It was he who turned Läckö into a large-scale Baroque castle from the middle of the seventeenth century onwards.

Läckö is now a popular destination for a day out and every summer it offers exciting themed exhibitions. There are also popular opera performances with professional musicians in a close and intimate setting.

The castle garden, which takes a new theme every year, is an oasis where you can stop and rest during your visit.

Facilities:

  • Beach
  • WC
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Hotel/hostel
  • Audio guide
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Guest harbour
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Path
  • Park
  • Shop