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Castle of Kastelholm
Country Finland
Place Sund, Åland
Short Description Defence stronghold turned into museum
Visitors 2010 35045

The castle, which originally was used as a defence stronghold, was founded in the end of the 1300's. The stronghold was then rebuilt at different times until the 1600's when it had become a castle with mainly an administrative function. At the end of the 1600's the castle was left to dilapidate. The castle has now been restored and is open for visitors.


About the Heritage Site

  • Country: Finland
  • Location: Sund, Åland
  • Type of location: The castle was built on a small islet with a well protected harbour.
  • Experience offered: Kastelholm Castle was left to fall into decay, in 1745 a fire reduced the inner castle to a ruin. From the middle of the 18th century and up to the 1930’s parts of the castle were used as a granary. Restoration work has been carried out since the1890’s and there has been a historical museum at the castle since the 1930’s.
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  • Postal Adress:
Ålands landskapsregering, Museibyrån PB 1060 AX-22111 Mariehamn, Åland
phone: +358 18 25 000

Accessibility of Heritage Site

  • Opening times
2.5-30.6 and 1.8-15.9 
Every day 10 am – 5 pm
Every day 10 am – 6 pm

  • Entrance fee :
Children 7-15 years, students, seniors: 4,50 €

Adults: 6 €

  • How to get there
Kastelholm castle is located off Road 2 in Sund, Åland, Finland, approximately 25 km northeast of Mariehamn.

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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
36 006 35 586 33 136 34 287 35 045 31 789

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Marketing etc.

  • Marketing efforts: In order to promote Kastelholm Castle services and become more attractive, the museum uses following:
  • Printing material: The printing material of VisitÅland
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  • Social media: Facebook Kastelholms slott och Jan Karlsgården
  • Cooperations: Kastelholm Castle is a member of the Association of Castles and Museums Around the Baltic Sea.


Facts about Castle of KastelholmRDF feed
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CountryFinland  +
Heritage Site CategoryCastle  +
PlaceSund, Åland  +
Reference Year2010  +
Short DescriptionDefence stronghold turned into museum
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Visitors 200636,006  +
Visitors 200735,586  +
Visitors 200833,136  +
Visitors 200934,287  +
Visitors 201035,045  +
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