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Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

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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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The sculpture of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, regarded as one of J.P. Molin's finest works, has returned to one of the Palace's unique f...

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After 164 years at Slussen, the equestrian statue depicting Bernadotte's entry into Stockholm has a new home. And after many years, the s...

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The ticking of timepieces in room after room is symbolic of today’s living palace. Most of the clocks in the grand apartments of the Roya...

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Queen Hedvig Eleonora built Drottningholm Palace during Sweden’s time as a great power, and practically, it was a way of confirming the p...

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The Royal Walks app guides you along a scenic stroll through Djurgården, from Djurgården Bridge and along the waterfront to the Royal sum...

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The Baroque era was a time of magnificent fountains. Drottningholm’s baroque garden was no exception, but it would be almost three centur...

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Download the Royal Court’s app for the Royal Palaces, including information, images and videos about the palaces and our cultural heritag...

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The economic evolution. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

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The development of democracy. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in h...

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Reforms. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

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Neutrality and peace policy. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in hi...

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Immigration. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

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Karl XIV Johan – the founder of modern Sweden. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harriso...

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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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At a young age, Karl XI received around twenty horses as a gift from the royal families in Spain and France. He then commissioned portrai...

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The Bernadotte Library contains the royal book collection, approximately 100,000 books that have belonged to the Bernadotte kings and que...

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Queen Kristina's coronation in 1650 was one of the most lavish and most attention drawing coronations in Swedish history. Enormous orders...

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The Royal Stables are located at Väpnargatan 1, right at the beginning of Stockholm's Strandvägen. The Royal Stables have existed since t...

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King Gustav III was very fond of Gripsholm Castle, and often came here with his entire court – almost one hundred people. He set up a kit...

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Out on Drottningholm stands a hidden gem ornamented with dragon heads, which was originally a birthday present from King Adolf Fredrik to...

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The Russian Tsar Nicholas came here on a visit with his family in summer 1909. The tsar arrived with his imperial yacht Standart, which w...

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It is from Ulriksdal that Queen Kristina's coronation procession began. It has also been a military hospital and a home for war veterans....

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King Gustav Vasa laid the groundwork for Strömsholm Palace when he had an estate built on an island in the Kolbäck River in the 1550s. Af...

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The pink furnishings and décor of the summer palace are largely made from Swedish materials, including marble from Kolmården and porphyry...

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Haga bears witness to King Gustav III's yearning for a rural idyll and great luxury. The guests invited here by the king include the poet...

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It says a lot about King Gustav III's interest in the theatre and its personal importance for him that he deemed it necessary to have a f...

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The Royal Palace of Stockholm has a history that stretches back more than a thousand years. From the Middle Ages to the present day. This...

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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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