Strömsholm Palace Open today 11-16

Strömsholm Palace

The yellow Baroque Strömsholm Palace is situated near Västerås. The 18th century Gustavian décor and a significant collection of Swedish paintings are among the many things worth seeing.

Strömsholm's yellow baroque palace is built on a paved islet where the fast-flowing Kolbäck river meets Lake Mälaren.

Queen Dowager, Hedvid Eleonora, headed many large construction projects at Strömsholm. She built the new palace and around twenty other buildings in the palace grounds.

The palace was completed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, however work with the interiors came to a halt. Members of the Royal Family liked to overnight here on their way southbound.

The palace with its extensive green surroundings is a cherished day-trip destination. Couples getting married often choose the romantic palace chapel for their ceremonies.

Noteworthy things to see include the impressive interiors from the 1700s and an important collection of Swedish paintings.

Today, Strömsholm is a hippological centre, where equestrian competitions are held each year.

The castle is open to the public during the summer months. Group visits are possible all year round via advance booking.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén

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Guided tours Open today 11-16
Group Visits Open today 11-16

Pre-booked tours can be given in English or Swedish. For groups with specific interests, tours can focus on topics such as art, furniture...

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Late summer music in a regal setting. Music at Strömsholm is a full day of concerts in the rooms and grounds of the palace.

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The Palace Open today 11-16

Much of the décor at Strömsholm Palace is in the Gustavian style. It was created for King Gustav III's wife, Queen Sofia Magdalena, who w...

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Here, King Gustav Vasa raised horses for the Swedish Army. Today, there is a riding college and annual equestrian competitions are held i...

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The Chapel Open today 11-16

At the top of the palace is Carl Hårleman's unique chapel, decorated in the 1730s for Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger.

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The Palace Shop Open today 11-16

The Royal Gift Shop sells decorative items, accessories, postcards and classic souvenirs to suit all budgets.

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The Palace Café Open today 11-16

The Strömsholm Palace Café is situated in a building designed by Carl Hårleman in 1731 that originally housed the palace's kitchen.

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History, Strömsholm Palace Open today 11-16

Early in the 1550s, King Gustav Vasa ordered the building of a Palace on a small island in the fast-flowing Kolbäck River. Much of that P...

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FAQ

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos inside the royal palaces?

    Wedding photography is not permitted in the rooms of the royal palaces.

    In the case of wedding ceremonies in Drottningholm Royal Chapel, Rosersberg Palace Chapel, Strömsholm Palace Chapel and Ulriksdal Palace Chapel, it is fine to take photographs in the chapel, but not in the rooms of the palaces.

  • 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.

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