Raseborg Castle, Raseborg

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The Raseborg Castle, is a medieval castle in Raseborg, Finland.It has been suggested that the castle was founded by Hermann of Dorpat, the successor of Albert of Riga, and Livonian Brothers of the Sword after Livonian Crusade. They would have named the castle Ratzeburg after Bishopric of Ratzeburg.The castle is also suggested to be founded by Bo Jonsson Grip and it is thought that the castle's first phase was completed sometime between 1373 and 1378.The first written data about the castle is from 1378. Its main purpose was to protect Sweden's interests in southern Finland against the Hanseatic city of Tallinn. The castle was originally built on a small island in the north end of a sea bay. The historians think that the castle was built in 3 different stages over time from the 14th to the 16th century.The layout of the castle resembles a capital 'D', with a round, thick-walled donjon on one corner and the straight part of the D forming the keep, and an inner bailey in center.The castle has had outer walls forming two outer baileys. The outer wall has had one square tower and a barbican.
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  • Castles are rare in Finland. Raasepori Castle is quite small, but very intresting place to visit. It is a bit tricky to walk about in the castle if you have poor legs because the steps and floors are ...  more »
  • The castle isn't huge and going there without a guide could be a disappointment. But with someone depicting the activities that took place there when it was inhabitated, makes you appreciate the visit...  more »
  • Very beautiful, you can go to the wall and inside the tower. There is no Exposition, it ruins, but all was for a comfortable visit and a lot of information about the history of the Castle stands, including in the form of comic shhabavnyh, it will be interesting to children. All information is in Russian.
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  • Fantastisk interesting castle from the 15th century. Good information in Finnish Swedish and English.
  • We were the first guests of the season, which was great because we got to explore the ruins all by ourselves! Really amazing place with a fascinating history.
  • Pleasant place to be with children. Recently visited and the same so beautiful
  • Expensive tickets to see the ruins... Basic ruins..
  • Nice partly restored castle. It is open all the time and no entry fee or personell there. You are free to explore. Interesting history also.
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