Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle

On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland. Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa's castle, as it was he who built the castle here in 1537.

Take time to wander slowly through the many rooms and winding passages. Gripsholm Castle is filled with over four-hundred years of history.

See the Swedish State's collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day musician and composer Benny Andersson.

At Gripsholm you can take a royal stroll around the romantic castle grounds or meet the royal deer at the Hjorthagen nature reserve.

Come to Gripsholm and immerse yourself in Swedish history.

History and highlights of Gripsholm Castle

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

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You can walk around Gripsholm Castle by yourself, but taking a guided tour can make your visit extra special.

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Childrens Gripsholm Open today 10.00-16.00

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

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Events

Gripsholm Castle tour 1 May – 30 Sep

Take a tour through the Vasa castle’s winding corridors, historic chambers and rooms. You can walk around Gripsholm Castle yourself, but ...

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Lennart Nilsson is one of Sweden’s best-known photographers. This year’s summer exhibition at Gripsholm Castle presents some twenty of hi...

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Join the Chord Family on their musical journey – a fantasy voyage through time and space, on which children can meet great classical comp...

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Rooms and halls, Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle boasts a unique collection of furniture and artwork spanning four centuries. Built in the 1500s it was part of a new sys...

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Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and...

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Welcome to a boutique that is something out of the ordinary. The Royal Gift Shop at Gripsholm Castle is a unique present and souvenir sho...

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A wander through the leafy castle park is like taking a walk through history. There have been many gardens over the ages here, and apples...

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Since the 1600s the deer field has been a pasture land belonging to the Gripsholm Royal Farm. Today it is a nature reservation with hundr...

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Gripsholms' History Open today 10.00-16.00

The palace gets its name from one of the personalities of medieval Sweden, Bo Jonsson Grip, by whom the first Castle was built in the sec...

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Articles and movies

See the programme for this summer's Music at Gripsholm series of concerts. Discover classical music, opera and choral works as leading mu...

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We are delighted to be reopening all the Royal sites for the 2022 summer season. Discover ten Royal palaces, with their museums, chapels,...

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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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