August 13, 2013
I have taken the bus to Åhus and is strolling along the quay to one of Helge
ridge arms. At the east towards an industrial estate is situated the castle
ruin Aosehus. Probably built in the 1100s by order of Archbishop Eskil. It was
strategically at the mouth of the River Helge, for defense and to take up
duty. Duke Charles occupied 1569 Ahus and razed the castle.
A few years ago were archaeological investigations. They found pieces of coal
that were attempted to determine the age with the C14 method. They point the
castle to be built in the early 1100s. One also got a different idea of the
size of the castle than before.
It was much larger than what is seen today. Probably there was a city wall and
moat , and several floors. I go through something that was a door. Down into
something that could have been a great hall with the foundation of pillars
remain. In one corner was a tower. Looking into a dark room where the tower
stood. Goes up on the wall. From there one has a nice view towards the pier
and over the ruin. Looking down into something that was the toilet. Go down
and around the ruin. In embrasures can one see how thick the wall was. These
stones would have much to tell. On one wall is graffiti. On my last visit in
2008 was far more graffiti. Emerged from the toilet creeps a child.
North of the ruin is a hill, from the hill you can see the castle ruins. On
the hill is believed that it was a defense tower, of this nothing is visible.
Just a flat surface. Leaving the ruins for lunch at a boat restaurant at the