Visit the Royal Stables
The Royal Stables are located in central Stockholm, and are open for visits all year round. Welcome to a very special workplace.
You may have seen horses and a carriages making their way through the city, or on TV – for example during The Crown Princess Couple's wedding. These horses and carriages can be seen at the Royal Stables, a location in central Stockholm that many people know nothing about.
The main duty of the Royal Stables is to plan and carry out all transportation by car for the Royal Family. Horses and carriages are used on ceremonial occasions such as state visits, the opening of the Parliamentary Session and when The King receives new ambassadors.
For more than a hundred years, the Royal Stables have been located at Väpnargatan 1 on Östermalm in Stockholm.
Open at weekends for guided tours
The carriages, stables and buildings can be seen during guided tours all year round, which are given in Swedish or English. The times of the English tours are shown here.
Here on the website, you can also find out more about:
Announcement in connection with equid alphaherpesvirus 1 (EHV-1)
A nasty variant of a herpes virus that affects horses is currently spreading. It was reported this week that another stable in Stockholm County has been affected by the equine disease, which is known as EHV-1.
The disease spreads between horses, but riders and visitors to stables can also transfer the infection to other horses. The virus does not infect humans.
The Royal Stables’ horses are healthy, and we are staying open to visitors. However, we have taken a number of precautions in view of the risk of infection:
- If you have spent any time at another stable, it is important that you change your clothes and shoes and that you shower before visiting the Royal Stables. This will prevent any infection from being spread.
- All visitors to the Royal Stables must disinfect their hands and step into disinfectant solution at the entrance.
- For the time being, visitors are not permitted to pet the horses or touch the stable box fittings.