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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FAQ

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

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