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    Castle Park

    by Sjalen Written Oct 10, 2005
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    The oaks in Bosjökloster's park is not as old as the grand oak but nevertheless impressive and very nice to stroll under to get away from the crowds. There is a cattle grid in this part of the castle grounds as the park is often grazed by social donkey mares and their foals.

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    Bosjökloster Castle

    by Sjalen Updated Oct 10, 2005

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    Bosjökloster is an integral part of Skåne history and a must if you are in the area and can get here (difficult without a car although it can be done). It is easy during the Scania Days (Skånedagarna) in August when shuttle buses leave from Höör station for free. Skånedagarna is an annual event, promoting local food and heritage and it also gives various services a chance to show their talents. Read more in the travelogue about them.

    For a start, it is gorgeously situated in between the two halves of Lake Ringsjön. In medieval time, the peninsula was even an island...Secondly, it is a historic place. As the name suggests ("-kloster"), it has been a monastery before becoming a palace. No one knows for sure when it was started, but benedictine nuns had a monastery built here around 1080 to christen the many still heathen Danes (as this region was Danish in them days). 1181 it is first mentioned in a text by Pope Lucius III.

    As the Reformation hit Denmark, the monastery was closed and Bosjökloster turned into a private palace instead. It was since owned by a succession of wealthy Danish noblemen before Sweden got hold of the province and Swedish noblemen slowly took over. In 1908, the palace was sold to the Beck family who 1962 opened it to the public. If you want the dramatic details of the palace, you will find plenty of history on its website.

    Today, you can not visit the interior that often - only if there is an art exhibition with Prince Charles of England's paintings and such, but the grounds give you enough pleasure as you can see a lot of the architecture.

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    Skånes Djurpark Zoo

    by Sjalen Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    You get this close to mummy bear too!

    To a Swede, it may not sound very exiting with a zoo full of "Nordic animals" but this one differs from the usual zoo in several ways. The animals have huge enclosures and are not in cages or small paddocks so they are happier than your average zoo animal. At the same time, you get close to the animals thanks to the use of glass fencing and similar solutions. Then there are the elks, which often come to eat along the huge bars surrounding them, so there is a good chance you will have patted one when you leave, much to the delight of German tourists :-). You can see the gorgeous little twin elk calves of 2004 in my travelogue. The wolves have such a big enclosure it is hard to spot the shy creatures at all - they hear you when you walk across the bridge to the viewpoint especially built to spot them.

    The other reason it is so good, is that it when it was founded in the 1950s, it was stated that it should function as a breeding centre for rare Scandinavian animals. Thus, you find both farm animals and wilder creature included in this ongoing project.

    Finally, it is a great family destination as there is an adventure playground, petting zoo, pony rides and plenty of barbecue areas if you bring your own coal and food...:)

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    Bosjökloster Church

    by Sjalen Written Oct 10, 2005

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    At Bosjökloster, the church goes in the same style as the castle itself and looks like it could only be found in Scania or, naturally, Denmark.

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    The thousand-year-old Oak

    by Sjalen Written Oct 10, 2005

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    I don't think anyone knows for sure but that is the name of this very, very old oak in Bosjökloster's grounds. Definately one of Sweden's oldest trees.

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