Lyckå slottsruin is a medieval reminder that this southern county of Sweden, Blekinge, has not always belonged to the Swedish, but the Danes were once in possession of the land. What you can visit today and see are the original outer walls of the ground floor and the foundations of the two corner towers.
Lyckå slott was built between 1545 to 1560, and was a Danish border castle on the most eastern part of Denmark as a defence against Sweden. The castle did not have a very long life as in 1601 it was decided the Danes would fortify a town called Kristianopel, but wanted to use the materials from Lyckå slott. So, it was burnt down and had canon balls thrown at it to demolish it. It just goes to show how sturdy it was with the amount that remained intact. In 2014 there was some work done on the ruins to preserve what was left, as it has big historical importance.
We arrived at Lyckå slott to find we had the place to ourselves, and although it is something that only takes a short while to walk around, you need to leave ample time for your children to play there. There is lots of fun to be hand clambering over the walls, running round the outside, and inventing lots of imaginative games. In the depths of winter, as was our visit, there was lots of play time allowed, but perhaps not as much as if we had visited in warmer weather when I could have relaxed on the grass listening to their games!
Our three really enjoyed their time there, and I find they get so much more out of places and remember it better when they are able to run freely, touch, and use a whole host of senses to experience a place, rather than visit it in a clinical manner. We have now discovered and been to another local place of interest as we learn more about the area we are living in.