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The Läckö Slott Castle

September 16th, 2016

While we were in Sweden last week, we spent one night at the Läckö Slott Castle naturum (which is their nature center). They only have a few rooms, which makes for a very quiet and relaxing stay. There’s also a restaurant on site that serves delicious meals using produce from the garden, fish from the lake, and meat from local farms. We checked in around 5 pm and had dinner in the restaurant. The room was quiet and nice, complete with balcony view of the lake.
We then had dinner in the restaurant downstairs, it was fantastic. Mr Chiots had fish from the lake, I had beef with a mushroom sauce. The side of deep fried new potatoes that came out in a small copper pan were to die for!
After dinner we took a walk down by the lake and around the castle. We even hopped up on the castle wall to get a few photos of the lovely potager behind the wall.
The next morning, we were up early and enjoyed a wondeful frukostbuffet (breakfast buffet) at the hotel, it was one of the best from our entire trip. It was so good, I didn’t get any photos of it. Swedish breakfast consist of various breads, cured meats, cheese, pickles, jams, coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, muesli, and a few other lovely things. Check back next week for photos of the lovely gardens behind the wall.

7 Comments to “The Läckö Slott Castle”
  1. bonnie knox on September 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Lovely pictures, as always. Sounds like such a great trip; how did you go about planning your itinerary and finding such wonderful places?

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    • Susy on September 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

      We found all the places and planned our itinerary on-line. Mostly, we just found things we wanted to see and planned a basic timeline for our trip. We filled in with hotel reservations and then what we hoped to do on each day. There were a few things we didn’t get to, but there were other things we ended up doing even though we hadn’t heard about them before our trip. We like to keep our plans open for spontaneous changes.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on September 16, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Susy, you always find the best places to visit on your trips. I’m not surprised that happened again on this trip. Those old castles are awesome. I toured a few while stationed in Germany. It seems that almost every town has one. All those castles are older than our country. It’s hard to imagine what the activity was like in them when they were first built.

    Have a great reminiscing Sweden trip day.

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  3. Chris on September 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Wow, what a beautiful setting! I wonder what those plants are in the containers in the first photo…
    And what a lovely way to serve potatoes…or anything fried for that matter…I better start using my copper pans more often for serving! :)

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    • Susy on September 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      They were sweat peas, they harvested the blossoms for the tables in the restaurant.

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  4. Rachel on September 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    The 6th picture down, taken of the lake, is quite stunning. And the last of the garden rows ~ so beautifully maintained! Thank you for sharing these adventures from your time in Sweden.

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  5. Greg on September 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Susy, I am finally getting to read these posts about your trip. Looks and sounds so fun. My favorite sentence from this post, though, was: “It was so good, I didn’t get any photos of it.” :-)

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