Vyborg Castle is a Swedish-built medieval fortress situated on a small islet of the Gulf of Finland. It is the birthplace of the city Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It has experienced various cultures such as Russian, Finnish, Swedish and Karelian.
It was built in 1293 per the order of Torkel Knutsson, the Lord High Constable of Sweden. It served as an outpost of the medieval Swedish kingdom before the land was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1944 during World War II.
Currently, the castle serves as a museum. It also hosts various conferences, business meetings, folk festivals, cultural events and concerts.