Skärva Herrgård (Skärva mansion)
Skärva mansion is located by the Baltic Sea about 7 km from the World Heritage city of Karlskrona. This more than 200 years old mansion is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve. The manor is open to visitors throughout the summer. The manor is also a guesthouse, and an event arena. The manor can also be booked for weddings and parties.
BeskrivningThe history of Skärva mansion:
In the late 1700's two men of differing temperament and vision – one an art-lover, the other more technically-minded – decided to combine their insights and talents in a joint project. The architect Carl August Ehrensvärd felt that "primitive northerners" lacked the inspiration afforded by classical antiques, whilst shipbuilder Fredrik Henrik af Chapman craved a summer-house haven by the sea. Their notions harmonised and coalesced into Skärva Herrgård, where both servants and masters lived under the same roof. It became a place characterised by joy and community, as well as peace and serenity. Vice-Admiral Chapman, renowned for his shipbuilding skills throughout Europe, gradually withdrew from the project later on in life to focus on scientific research. Then, in 1806, the mansion was sold as a farmstead, and was eventually acquired by the Wachtmeister family. In 2014 the mansion came under new private ownership – and its doors, once again, open to all. Admiral af Chapman´s estate at Skärva is one of the most singular architectural creations produced in Sweden during the eighteenth century.
If you want to visit Skärva Herrgård during the summer you can go to the archipelago boat M / F Axel from Fiskorget in Karlskrona, see the timetable in the link below. You can also reach Skärva mansion by car, bus or bike all year round, check openinghours on the own website!
Guided tours at the mansion take place daily: 1 July - 26 August at 11-12 p.m. The guided tour can be booked on site and costs 60 SEK. Main language for the guided tour is swedish, ask the guide if translation is possible.
Visitors at Skärva Herrgård can also rent kayaks for SEK 350 / day.
Events and concerts at Skärva can be found in the category of events at visitkarlskrona.se