You can find more information about the history of Brahelinna in the service window of the Finnish Heritage Agency’s cultural environment (in Finnish)
Brahelinna, as part of Ristiina's old municipal center, is a nationally significant built cultural environment. You can find more information from the Finnish Heritage Agency’s service (in Finnish)
More information about the ruins of Brahelinna and other sights in Ristiina, in Finnish (ristiina.fi)
The ruins are located on a mica gneiss hill, which was about 11,400 years ago when the area was released from under the continental ice sheet, a rocky islet in the ancient Baltic Sea called Yoldia Sea. The mica gneiss bedrock is visible in several roche moutonnées grooved by the glacier. A monument to J.Z.Duncker (1774-1809) is on top of a one of the roche moutonnées. Duncker was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Swedish army and was born in Ristiina.
Image: Pekka Kyytinen, Finnish Heritage Agency