Rosendal Palace

The Palace

The palace remains largely unchanged since the time of King Karl Johan and King Oskar, making Rosendal Palace a unique record of the European Empire style – known in Sweden as the Karl Johan style.

Today, Rosendal Palace looks very much the same as it did during King Karl XIV Johan and King Oskar's days, which makes it a unique document of the European Empire style.

The Empire style, which in Sweden is also known as Karl Johan style, is characterised by furniture in mahogany, wall-to-wall carpeting and magnificent curtain arrangements in strong colours. The Red Salon, the Blue Salon, the Yellow Salon and the Green Salon are all witness to the importance of colour for the period´s interiors.

Noteworthy parts of the palace to see include the Library, in which Karl XIV Johan's book collection is kept in mint condition and the interior of King Karl XIV Johan's bedchamber which was moved from the Royal Palace in Stockholm to Rosendal in 1913.

The palace can be visited during the summer months when our knowledgeable guides give guided tours. For more information on tour times see Visit us in the right hand menu.

Photos by Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

The Red Salon. The Empire style can be seen in the mahogany furniture, the wall-to-wall carpets and the spectacular, brightly coloured curtains.

The library, which houses King Karl XIV Johan's collection of books, has been preserved in untouched condition.

Lanterninen vars inredning vittnar om Karl Johan-stilen.

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