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Swedish palace up for sale

Skottorp Palace, located in in the Swedish province of Halland, is up for sale for 30 million Swedish kronor ($3.75 million). It contains two floors, six additional side buildings and has a park and a moat. It was declared a historic building in 1986.

It was designed in the Empire style; Carl Fredrik Sundvall served as architect. It has been owned by Ing-Mari and Thomas Müller-Uri since 2005. They lived in one of the wings and utilised the main building for things like tours, concerts and weddings.

Skottorp Palace in Halland. Photo: Thokar421/CC BY-SA 3.0)/Wikimedia Commons

Although they used the palace for tours and concerts, Ing-Mari told local newspaper Hallandsposten, “We’ll have to see how a new owner wants to use the palace. We can’t influence the person who wants to buy it.

“The sale doesn’t come on the back of anything dramatic; we’re just organising and planning our life while we’re still fit and healthy. None of our children are interested in taking it over, so it’s time to sell.

“We haven’t had a summer vacation in 12 years, and we’re longing to have a more social life with family and friends. Being a tourist industry entrepreneur means that you have to like to work when others are not. We’ve had some fantastic years here, but everything has its time and place.”

Skottorp Palace hosted a royal wedding back in 1680. On 6 May of that year, King Karl XI married the Danish Princess Ulrika Eleonora in an attempt to improve the relationship between the two countries. The couple married in the Royal Hall.

The palace, built in the 1660s, was “also an important outpost for the pro-Danish guerilla group Snapphanarna which fought against the Swedes in the late 17th century in Danish provinces that later became Swedish,” according to The Local Sweden.

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