Photo competition in July

Take part in our photo competition by sharing your best photo from Kastelholm on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #enjoykastelholm. You can win a combination ticket to Kastelholm Castle, Prisonmuseum Vita Björn, Åland Art Museum and the Museum of Cultural History, as well as a goodie bag or gift card worth 20€ from Jan Karlsgårdens Wärdshus. The winner will be announced 5.8.2019 and

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In the labyrinth of love – Lutesongs in the Castle 21.7 at 7PM

Welcome to a renaissance concert in the castle of Kastelholm. Petra Schauman, song and Olli Hyyrynen, lute will perform John Dowlands witty and touching music, from the 17th century, of love and loss. Tickets 15

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Children activities: Treasure chests in the castle

O´hoy! Do you want to walk the pirate trail? Solve pussles from the pirate chests hidden in the castle. Kajan Katinkas stories and the puzzle pieces from the entrance help you solve the mysteries. At the end of the round all the family can have fun trying on medieval fashion in the dress up corner. Kastelholm castle is open: 2-31 may - daily 10 AM - 5 PM June, august - daily 10 AM - 5 PM July -

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Guided tours

There are guided tours in the Castle in Swedish at 12 PM and English at 2 PM 22.6-9.8.2019 on a daily basis and included in the entrance fee. Groups are not allowed. For a separate grouptour in the castle , please contact Ålands Guider rf.  +358(0)457 342 5333 or

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Download a guided tour

You are welcome to download a guided tour in the castle here. Just scan the QR-code to your smartphone. Observe  that the ausio guide is only available for Android systems. When in place at the castle it is possible to borrow audioguides on tablets. You only need to ask for an audioguide at

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Activities for children at Jan Karlsgården open-air museum

Activities and program for Children from 1. July - 1. August 2019 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Art and handicraft in Lillstugan, 10.00AM-11.30AM and 12.30PM-4.30PM Thursdays Baking cinnemon buns in the wood-heated oven in Lillstugan, kl. 12.00PM-3.00PM. The Quiz adventure starts and ends at Grindstugan, the museum shop. In return for a filled in form kids will recieve a

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Handicraft day at Jan Karlsgården

Every Wednesday in July 11-16 at Jan Karlsgården. Local Craftsmen and -women show old handicraft-technics and sell their products. Bread is baked in an oldfashioned oven and sold, also Ålands pancake

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Jan Karlsgården open air museum

Jan Karlsgården open air museum is full of Åland traditions and gives you an idea of how an Åland farm might have been during 1800 Century. Activities are also organized here both summer and winter. When the museum was founded in the 1930s, it was named after the farm Jan Karls in Finström, where main building is coming from. Today there are about twenty buildings on Jan Karlsgården - all

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The Crown Prison Vita Björn

Vita Björn was used as a jail and prison for almost 200 years. Today the building houses a prison museum where the visitor can learn more about the development of the prison service from the late 1700s up until the 1950s; from a time when shackles and irons where part and parcel of prison life to an increasingly humane approach. When Vita Björn closed its doors in 1975, it marked the end of a

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THE CASTLE OPEN 2019

2-31 May - daily at 10-17
June, August - daily at 10-17
July - daily at 10-18
1-15 September at 10-17
For visits outside season please call
+358 457 3500 558

ENTRANCE FEE TO THE CASTLE and VITA BJÖRN
Adults 7 €
Children 7-17 years old 5€
Seniors and students 5€
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