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Drottningholm is an unusually well-preserved royal palace setting. It is so unique and popular that in 1991 it was named Sweden's first W...

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Experience the Museum of Antiquities in 360°. The Royal Palace's stone galleries is housing Gustav III's collection of sculptures. Click ...

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Royal family feuds, King Gustav III's magnificent Christmas celebrations and King Gustav Vasa's home. Gripsholm Castle has no shortage of...

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When the palace was first built, in the 18th century, it created a stir in Europe, and today it is considered to be one of the emblematic...

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The Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is home to one of the most poignant objects in Swedish history: Queen Kristina's silve...

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The Royal Walks app offers walks in beautiful settings through several of our royal parks. The app now also includes a guide to Haga park!

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The model of the 2021 Portrait of Honour is Carl Bildt, a politician and former prime minister of Sweden. The portrait has been painted b...

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The Swedish national portrait gallery collection is added to every year with a number of works, including the Portrait of Honour – a pain...

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In the middle of Rosendal Palace's main state room, the Lantern Room, stands a very special table. It was a gift from the King of France,...

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For several hundred years, Gripsholm Castle was used as a prison. Three kings, an archbishop and countless common thieves have all been i...

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In the Chinese Salon at Drottningholm Palace stands a bureau made by one of Sweden's most famous furniture makers of all time: King Gusta...

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The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are open for visitors. We plan to reintroduce ordinary opening hours for visitor activities at ...

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Hunt for lions, find flowers and discover the Palace's gold. Challenging image hunts in the rooms of Drottningholm Palace is hosted for c...

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King Gustaf V, Queen Victoria and their children spent many unforgettable summers together at Tullgarn Palace in the Trosa Archipelago.

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Queen Victoria (1862–1930) enjoyed baking. Her own cookbooks, which are preserved in the Bernadotte Library, include recipes that the que...

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On a beautiful summer's day, 28 June 1909, world history came to Tullgarn. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II's 112 metre yacht Standart, richl...

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The Royal Walks app offers walks in beautiful settings through several of our royal parks. The app now also includes a guide to the area ...

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The popular Crown Princess Margareta made a strong impression on Sweden. She was a pioneer within many areas, and changed both contempora...

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1915 saw the publication of a ground-breaking new book about garden design in Sweden, written in an unusually modest, personal style. The...

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Ulriksdal Palace, with its beautiful location, was due to become Crown Princess Margareta and Gustaf Adolf's home. But things did not wor...

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From early May, "The King's sheep" graze on Royal Djurgården – a tradition dating back more than a century. Grazing animals are hired in ...

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Since the 17th century, firing a salute has been a military mark of honour. A twenty-one gun salute is fired on days such as The King's b...

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Revival styles, historicism and eclecticism. The 19th century was a time of many stylistic shifts. From Empire, via Revival styles and Na...

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The Italian Renaissance and its Northern European counterpart differ in terms of their expressions. In many respects, the Renaissance in ...

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The strong contrasts and colour palette of the Empire style, its military symbolism and its expensive materials reflect European tastes d...

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In Sweden, the transition from Rococo to Gustavian style was a gradual development which, at the end of the century, culminated in Neocla...

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Desideria, Sweden's new queen, had always been at the very centre of world events. She now found life at the Swedish court dull. However,...

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The Polish-born Vasa queen left a strong impression on Sweden, from imprisonment to a cultural golden age.

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Princess Louise was both hard-working and humble. She worked at the front during the First World War, and as Crown Princess and Queen of ...

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The queens at Gripsholm found themselves right at the centre of the action. This included the young queen who acquired the castle when sh...

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