Rucksacks travel guide

Castle

Forteresse de Berzé - A thousand years of conflict - France

During an unplanned detour in Burgundy, we came across Forteresse de Berzé, a castle over a thousand years old that sits majestically on a hill with a sweeping view of the wine district.

3 Unique Hotels in Burgundy - From Castle to Post Office - France

Last summer we explored Burgundy, a region known for its gastronomy and wine production. It was a memorable trip where three accommodations stood out a little extra - two historic castles and an old post station.

26 Christmas markets around Stockholm (2023)

In Stockholm you will find plenty of cozy Christmas markets that make the Christmas feeling increase by at least 100%. Here's the Christmas markets I have found for 2023. Have I missed any?

Frederiksborg Castle - Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle - Denmark

Pompous towers, a large baroque garden and forbidding moats. Despite fires and wars, Frederiksborg Castle in Zealand is still Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle today.

Mosel Valley by car – At a leisurely pace among vineyards and beautiful views in Germany

Among the world's steepest vineyards and in a winding river valley, you will find Germany's most famous wine region, the Mosel. The Mosel Valley is dramatic, small-scale and eye-poppingly beautiful. Here, among castles, ruins, vineyards and half-timbered houses, we went on a road trip on one of Europe's most beautiful (and slowest) roads.

Kalmar - 9 tips for attractions among cobblestone alleys and castle spiers - Småland

Historic Kalmar offers many attractions in a well-preserved city centre. Here you will find my 9 best tips on things to see and do!

4 castles (and some cabins) around Kristianstad - Skåne

Skåne is Sweden's most castle-dense landscape, and castle towers can be seen on the horizon almost as often as church towers. Around Kristianstad in eastern Scania, we have visited four castles and the occasional "hut".

Kronborg Castle - Hamlet, Customs and Fires - Denmark

At Öresund's narrowest part of the strait lies the beautiful Renaissance castle Kronborg. Once upon a time, a place for the pomp and circumstance of royalty, but also for a prince named Hamlet.

The Castle of Chantilly - Art, Horses and History - France

The castle of Chantilly just north of Paris is one of France's most magnificent castles. Here you will not only find one of the country's finest art collections, but also golden floors, a large stable and an impressive castle garden.

Bäckaskog castle - Where the angels sang the loudest - Skåne

It is said that the Bäckaskog monastery was built "where the angels sang the loudest". We took an autumn walk in the castle grounds to not only catch the 800-year winds of history - but maybe even see a ghost or two...

Wedevåg manor house - A gem to return to - Västmanland

Wedevåg's manor totally knocked us out with its beautiful rooms, fantastic food and sweet breakfast. We would love to come back here!

"Mälardalen around" - Travel plans and tips from our road trip

Have you considered going on a road trip in Sweden? Here you have travel plans for a complete road trip around Mälaren!

Sofiero Castle – Fairy Garden in the Shadow of the Ravine – Skåne

When the rhododendron bushes bloom at Sofiero Castle, a rarely seen splendor of color is offered.

Bosjökloster - A photo story among roses, towers and old oaks - Skåne

Skåne has many beautiful castles and manors, but this summer I visited the fairytale castle Bosjökloster for the first time. Or as I should really call it - a fairytale monastery.

Waldemarsudde, an unexpected hug and some lost French tourists - Stockholm

A Saturday walk at Waldemarsudde, an unexpected hug and some lost French tourists.

Curia Palace - A castle night in the spirit of the Great Gatsby - Portugal

There are places that take you back in history. Time bubbles that no one dares to puncture, where everything just continues to live its historical little life. This is a story about how we inadvertently went on a trip back to the 1920s. Complete with a cooking lesson that could have been created by the History Eaters.

Pena Palace in Sintra - The Castle We Almost Gave Up - Portugal

There was basically only one 'must see' place in Portugal for me - Palácio da Pena in Sintra. We would definitely go there first! But, it doesn't always turn out the way you imagined when you travel... For better or for worse :)

Gruyère – Cheese, more cheese and a castle – Switzerland

What does a cheese lover do on a road trip in Switzerland? Seeking out the source of the cheese, of course! It was a day with both cheese, castles and a little more cheese in Gruyère!