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Castle Spyker (Schloss Spyker)

Castle Spyker (Schloss Spyker)
Castle Spyker (Schloss Spyker)

This sturdy fortress looks back on 750 years of history, which makes it the oldest extant secular building on the island of Rügen. Castle Spyker was the home of the legendary General Field Marshal Carl Gustav Graf von Wrangel und zu Salmis, in the service of the Swedish crown, later to become the General Governor of Pommerania. The worthy count lived, worked and died here between the years of 1648 -1676. He made his castle into the little gem it is today, rebuilding it in the lines of another of his castles at Gripsholm. It has certainly played its part in the history books. Even today, the castle's hallmark red facade is reflected in the blue waters of Lake Spyker in the middle of the dreamlike landscape of the Jasmund Bodden. In 1652, C. G. v. Wrangel had the early baroque stucco ceiling built into the bel-étage first floor. This is the only such ceiling on the Baltic coast, and the beauty of the sculptures combining Greek mythology with scenes from rural life never fails to astonish. Today the castle serves as a hotel and conference/concert venue.

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Address: Schlossallee 1, 18551 Sagard
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