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St. Olaf's Castle
St. Olaf's Castle

St. Olaf's Castle, (Olavinlinna in Finnish and Olofsborg in Swedish) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna (Nyslott), Finland. It is the world's most northern Medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The castle has three towers. Olavinlinna - Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland Photo taken by Jiří Hofman in 2004. ... Olavinlinna - Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland Photo taken by Jiří Hofman in 2004. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Savonlinna or Nyslott in Swedish, (literally Newcastle) is a municipality of about 28,000 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Extreme points of the world. ... Erik Axelsson Tott, (1415-1481) Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, in 1457, shared with Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna), and alone 1466-1467. ... Events August 29 - Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England. ... Savonia, Savolax or Savo, is a historical province in the south of Finland. ...

The castle forms a spectacular stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival, held annually in the summer. St. ...

External links

  • Savonlinna Opera Festival - Official site
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • St. Olaf's Castle at the Finnish National Board of Antiquities
  • Medieval castles in Finland



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