The province of Skåne is known for its castles, but this is the best one to visit while based in Malmö. Lying 40km (25 miles) to the east of Malmö by E65, this impressive Renaissance fortress dates from 1530. Many aristocratic families have lived here, but the castle's most colorful character was Baron Rutger Macklean (1742-1816), who introduced crop rotation to Sweden, an unheard-of concept. The castle was partially converted into an Italian-style palace. Today it houses a museum of paintings, furnishings, and tools dating primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. The establishment is owned by the Svaneholm Castle Cooperative Society Ltd. For information, write Svaneholm Museum, S-274 00 Skurup (tel. 0411/400-12). An on-site restaurant (tel. 0411/450-40) serves regional specialties, costing 155SEK to 265SEK ($31-$53/£16-£27) for main courses.
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