Olavinlinna - St. Olaf's Castle - was founded in 1475 by Erik Axelsson Tott. The castle served to repel attacks from the east and to guarantee control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. Castles In Finland, Favorite Places, Olaf Castles, Olavinlinna Castles, St Olaf, Savonlinna Finland, Lakes, Travel, Olavinlinna Fortress
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Olavinlinna Castle, (Swedish: 'Olofsborg,' literally, St. Olaf's Castle [Olaf II of Norway]). A 15th-C, 3-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland. It's the northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing. The fortress was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg. It was sited in Savonia so as to lay claim to the Russian side of the border established by the Treaty of Nöteborg.
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