14 Vyborg Castle And Its Museum Of Torture

Vyborg Castle And Its Museum Of Torture

Posted on February 3, 2012 by

Vyborg Castle is a Swedish built medieval fortress near Vyborg, the Leningrad Region. It was one of the three major castles of Finland. It was built as the easternmost outpost of the medieval Kingdom of Sweden in 1293. Currently it is a museum .

Its tower walls were 4 m thick while the fence walls were 1.5 to 2 m thick.

They say that they spent a lot of money to build this castle and make nice finishing inside. They surrounded the castle with a defence wall which formed the so called “lower court”.


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14 Responses to “Vyborg Castle And Its Museum Of Torture”

  1. Victor says:

    Cool! …What a joyful time it was… x)))))

  2. Will says:

    It’s distgusting what humans will do to each other.

  3. LeningradSKY says:

    Long live the Holy Inquisition!

  4. Ebus says:

    Everything is so messed up there after russians took Vyborg under control. I’ve seen some old photos from the time when Finland was in rule and I can tell you that Vyborg was once a very beautiful city. Now it’s a total mess, I’ve been there once. Sad…

  5. BlowME says:

    The sarcophagus with pins is called the “iron maiden”…

  6. BlowME says:

    “the office of a torture manager” lol… thats what the boss’s office should be called these days…

  7. (r)evolutionist says:

    Religion and torture are bedfellows throughout history.

  8. mukmika says:

    Vyborg looks nice. Being cut in halves with a cross cut saw must have been very painful. Some cultures cut from the head down, which may have been more humane.

    • Steamed McQueen says:

      There is a similar illustration showing the uses of that saw inside Kuntskamera in St. Petersburg. Nasty stuff it is. Makes waterboarding look like a day in the park.

  9. Steamed McQueen says:

    Always did like Vyborg. Fun little stop on the way to Helsinki. Sad that it still has not yet been completely restored.

  10. todd says:


  11. Rob says:

    Pretty ghastly.
    But then, nowadays we have Barry Manilow concerts.

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