(d. 1571, Kalmar)

Interior view

c. 1560
Kalmar Castle, Kalmar, Smaland

The fortress was improved during the 16th century under the direction of King Gustav I Vasa (reg 1523-60) and his sons King Erik XIV (reg 1560-68) and King John III (reg 1568-92), who turned the medieval fortress into a castle fit for a Renaissance king. The German architect Jakob Richter was charged with the reconstruction in 1555.

King Erik, was focused mainly on castle's interiors and smaller buildings, situated around the castle, designed for recreation and relaxed time. John III ordered to build three-storey warehouse, castle dwell in 1579 and castle chapel in 1592.

The photo shows King Erik XIV's chamber.