- The first version of castle was allegedly built by Tyrgils Knutsson and his crusading forces in the 13th century. Nowadays many scholars don’t buy this story anymore since there is evidence that Knutsson – a high ranking Swedish official – was actually in Stockholm during the third crusade to Finland (if that ever took place). Be that as it may the castle and the city of Viborg first established and then, during the following decades, consolidated Swedish power in a so called “Quarrell land” (a region in eastern Finland that both the Swedes and Novgorod" were interested in).
- And btw, I’ve been to Viborg several times and to me tower is nowadays somehow far too white. But on the other hand it"s great that historicsl buildings are reataured in Viborg.
- Viburg, July 2018