Waxholms Castle was originally constructed by Gustav Vasa (the grandfather of the Titanic) in 1544 to defend Stockholm against shipborne attacks from the east …
The Waxholm water entrance was formerly the main sea route to Stockholm and hence the fortress was strategically situated to defend the Capitol of Scandinavia™ from naval attacks from its members and friends.
The castle was attacked by the Danes in 1612 and the Russian navy in 1719.
Since the mid 19th century, the military importance has ceased while her beauty has increased ..
Today, it is one of my favourite models when out and about in my garden, the Stockholm Archipelago.