This is the residence of the Swedish king Carl Gustav. He lives here with his family when they are in Stockholm. The castle is situated a bit outside the city center, but it is a must see! Beautiful buildings and gardens....It´s lying on the Mälaren Lake.....
Why not try a boattrip over this lake? Ships are leaving next to the Stadhuset in the city center.....Must be a lovely trip when the sun is shining over Stockholm! We took the car ;(
The Royal Domain of Drottningholm on the island of Lovön, Stockholm, was the first Swedish site on the World Heritage List
-The Palace`s Exhibition floor, followed by the unique 18th century theatre where performances are still given during the summer.
-The Chinese Pavilion
And on a nice day take a walk through the magnificent palace grounds
While there is probably copious amounts of information and reviews about the 16th century palace that has served as the home of the royal family since 1981. I will try not to add too much clutter to these.
The Palace is fairly impressive (Open May-August 10am~16:30pm daily / September 1200n~15:30pm daily / October - April Saturdays and Sundays 12n~15:30pm) and the gardens have been likened to Versailles. Since the Royal Family does reside here, there is a full time guard which you may be fortunate enough to see them changing over.
To get there, you can take the ferry from Stockholm, or you can take a number of guided tours. However these are all rather pricey.
The cheapest way to get there would be as follow:
Take the metro to Bromoplan. From there, take bus #312 (direction Adolsö), or bus #176 (direction Stenhamra) or bus #177 (direction Ekerö).
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The Royal Familys residense.. A nice castle with a wonderful view over the water and with an amazing park.. Not to forget the theater! Remember to pay the theatre a visit. (See the photo to the left)
Very old Palace, you can go and see the palace's exhibition floor. The gardens is beautiful and very big. Lot of space for picnic's. There is also the unique 18th century theatre where performances are still given during the summer.
If you are not visiting Stockholm during the winter ,then it will be a very good idea to make a cruise to see the island around Stockholm.
Otherwise you can take a boat from the Stadhus area and make a dailly trip to an island.A good choice will be Drottingholm where is the palace of the Swedish King.There are ships every 2 hours that are going there.
Drottningholm palace. This is the residence of the Swedish Royal family. It is in a beautiful location. There are a number of ways to get to the Drottningholm palace from Stockholm. One of the most pleasant ways is to catch the ferry at the City Hall. The ride over there takes about an hour, and you can take one of two boats: The Drottningholm or the Prince Carl Philip.
This is the royal palace where the king and his family actually lives - unlike the castle in the old town (Gamla Stan). There's a beautiful huge park around it and the castle itself looks much nicer than the palace in Gamly Stan. Oh and .. it's great for tourist watching, too ;)
Have a visit to Drottningholm Palace.
Drottningholm Palace has been the home of the Royal Family since 1981.
The name Drottningholm (literally 'Queen's Island') originated in the late 16th century, when King Johan III built the first Palace on this site, for his Consort, Queen Katarina Jagellonika. The 16th century Palace was destroyed by fire on 30th December 1661. Earlier that year the Queen Dowager, Hedvig Eleonora, had bought the Palace. After the fire, the architect Nikodemus Tessin the Elder was commissioned by the Queen Dowager to design a new building, and in 1662 work began on the Palace, as we know it today. At the time, Hedvig Eleonora headed the Regency for the young King Karl XI. The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 had made Sweden one of the most powerful states in Europe, and, according to the contemporary way of looking at things, the Queen, as head of the Government of Sweden, had to be provided with a suitably impressive residence at a convenient distance from the capital.
This beautiful castle that the name "Drottningholm" carries the first of fourteen monuments on the World Heritage list of UNESCO in Sweden
The castle still serves as permanent residence of the royal family, inside the beautiful rooms from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries are free to admire
The summer palace of the Swedish royal family located on the island Lovo
Also called the Versailles of Sweden
The palace was before affected by the French Versailles, like so many palaces at that time
The architectural style of the lock is baroque, the gardens are beautiful and if you visit in the summertime the grass are even more greener and the flowers are in bloom
Visit during summer is the best time, the garden is beautiful in green
A boat trip brings visitors in about 50 minutes from Stockholm's city center at Stadshuset to the royal domain of Drottningholm.
Free admission with the Stockholm Card
Inside the most impressive is the Great Staircase which dominates the center of the palace
Large statues of the nine muses are placed on the balustrade of the staircase which was designed by Tessin the Elder
The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. It is built on the island Lovön (in Ekerö Municipality of Stockholm County), and is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces. It was originally built in the late 16th century. Apart from being the private residency of the Swedish royal family, the castle is a popular tourist attraction.
A lovely baroque palace this is!
There are lovely gardens to the front, and a nice, tranquil lake with gardens to the rear side.
Guards are everywhere, and you can pose near (not beside) the one in the front. Changing of the guard takes place around the rear, the part facing the lake. It's a lovely experience.
Drottningholm Palace is a great place to visit while you're in Stockholm. It's not right in town but it is easy enough to get to by train. We loved the palace and had our own private tour of the old theatre. :)
This is the residence of the Swedish royal family and a very beautiful estate. I was there in late October when it was cold, grey and rainy, but it was still magical. Inspires all sorts of wannabe-princess fantasies. Tours of the palace apartments are available.