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We welcome you to 1000 years of Swedish history – all to be found at one and the same place. At Wenngarn a modern village society has now evolved in a unique historical setting.
This 21st century Wenngarn, just like during medieval times, has the fantastic baroque castle as the centre for all work and activities. Through openness, participation, passion and an overall view Wenngarn will be transformed into the precious gem it should be – with attractions, hotel, restaurant, businesses, housing and a lot more. After many years of neglect, the work of reshaping Wenngarn into a once again vibrant and living place to work and visit is progressing in full. Welcome to the Wenngarn of the future – take a look at all the new possibilities of housing, activities, work and recreation.
For further information, visit wenngarn.se
Castle and garden
A visit to a castle is always an enjoyable experience – and Wenngarn’s Castle is no exception to the rule. The castle is today, just like 400 years ago, the heart of the society that is Wenngarn.
Here we have a café, event spaces, conference rooms, a library, a chapel and attractions to experience and enjoy. At Wenngarn you will find opportunities to get to know the people and events that have shaped Sweden, all surrounded by a beautiful baroque garden. The closeness to Stockholm, Uppsala and Arlanda makes the castle easily accessible and we provide a wide range of seasonal activities.
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Wenngarn Castle is first mentioned in historical documents in the early Middle Ages. What we see today is primarily the result of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie’s extensive restoration during the 1660’s. The most pristine part of the castle from that time is the stunning chapel that is held to be the most finely preserved baroque chapel in northern Europe. The castle has seen its fair share of owners, all from royal families, knights, German counts and other people of high ranks. It has been the scene of many grand feasts and political intrigues. From this tumultuous history there are traces of medieval times as well as modern-day to be found at the castle that, combined, forms one of Sweden’s most fascinating castle settings.
The Castle Gardens of Wenngarn
After a lengthy time of decay and overgrowth we have now awakened the garden out of its dormant state. The goal is now to create a living park that both manifests its historical use as well as functioning as a place for exciting modern-day activities. The garden is free of admittance for visitors.
The garden was first created when Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie’s reshaping of the castle in the 1660’s. It was created as a hybrid park where decorative plants mixed together with utility plants forming a practical and beautiful fusion. In the castle gardens, fruits and vegetables are grown once again to supply the restaurant with fresh produce. We also have volunteers working here from the organization WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms wwoof.net
For further information, visit wenngarn.se
Hotel & restaurant
Hotel Anstalten & Restaurant Anstalten
In the old asylum of the State Institution for Treatment of Alcoholics that was built in 1916 there is now the newly opened Hotel Anstalten. Here history meets the 21st century in 39 comfortable modern rooms. The Hotel Anstalten is small in stature but with great potential and possibilities. A warm welcome awaits you. The hotel offers conferences, activities such as golf and wine tasting, cultural experiences and fine dining.
At Restaurant Anstalten traditional Swedish food is served in an environment where history is ever present. Focus lies upon sustainability and cooperation with local producers.
Within the castles three-hectare big vegetable garden, exciting vegetables and organic ingredients are grown which results in a menu consisting of organic and locally produced staple food. In connection to the restaurant lies a bakery and a shop where you can buy assorted products.
To make a reservation? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +46 (0)8-599 299 30
Hotel Anstalten forms part of a unique thousand-year-old environment, just minutes from Sigtuna and Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It is a small hotel with a wide range of possibilities and provides a homelike atmosphere.
The hotel and its newly renovated rooms have preserved details from the time when the imposing building served as an asylum for alcoholics. Here you can stay in first-class comfort and convenience as well as attend meetings and seminars in a stimulating setting and enjoy locally produced food served in the building’s original dining hall, which now functions as a restaurant.
The newly built conference building boasts all modern technology and conveniences. The nine conference buildings, together with additional buildings on the estate, accommodates groups – from 6 up to 300 people – and the close proximity to Arlanda, Stockholm and Uppsala makes it an ideal location for your conference or event.
In addition we offer a series of activities, including: activities in Kulturstallet (a former Stable building), historical hikes, wine tastings in the castle vaults or perhaps try out our top-modern gym?
Further information at hotellanstalten.se
Sports & culture
Sports Centre – The 22nd June 2014 an entirely new sports centre opened up in what used to be an old concrete factory. It is adapted for varied and functional training with equipment from Eleiko, 86-metre running track and a view overlooking the castle and the scenic nature reserve Askare Hage. The Sports Centre provides everything from traditional training with weights and treadmills to workshops on new exciting forms of training.
Get further information at wenngarnsportcenter.se
Wenngarn’s nature and cultural association – Outdoor cinema, concerts, evenings with live music and lots more. Wenngarn’s cultural association provides activities for both young and old alike.