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Hörte Ruin 2009
Hörte Ruin 2009 | Photo: Jorchr (CC BY 3.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Skurups Kommun

Hörte Ruin

Artificial ruin near Abbekås

On the coastal road not far from the small harbour Hörte Hamn in the south of the municipality Skurups Kommun you will find the Hörte Ruin framed by old trees, which is called a ruin, but in reality is only an artificial scenery.

The Hörte Ruin consists of a single large gable wall, built of natural stones and rustic bricks, with a door and window opening in Gothic style. There are no other parts of the building of a presumed castle ruin, because the historic-looking gable wall is merely the fake of a ruin built exclusively for decorative motives.

By the way, the fake ruin is not historical either, it was only built in 1907 by order of the landowner Albert Balzar Wallis, lord of the nearby castle Dybäcks Slott. It was the time of national romanticism, when it was en vogue in wealthy circles to own a historical ruin on their own property. And those who did not own one in the original, occasionally had an artificial ruin built.

274 54 Skivarp
55°23′8.59″N 13°33′10.8″E

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