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Castles in Stockholm

In Stockholm and the region around the Mälaren there are a total of 11 royal castles. Since the constitutional change in 1809, with which the rights of the king were strongly reduced, the castles no longer belong to the royal house but to the Swedish state. However, the king has a right of disposition (kunglig dispositionsrätt) and several castles are occupied by members of the royal family.

Gripsholm Castle

With its idyllic waterfront location and distinctive brick-red walls and towers, Gripsholm is one of Scandinavia's most beautiful and famous castles. In Germany, Gripsholm Castle is also known to many for the 1931 story of the same name by Kurt Tucholsky.

Stockholm Castle

One of the most important baroque buildings in Scandinavia. Stockholm Castle is located on the island of Stadsholmen in the old centre of Stockolm, in the district of Gamla Stan. It was ...

Drottningholm Palace

The residence of the Swedish king. Drottningholm Castle, located on an island in the Mälaren, is not only the residence of the Swedish king but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But not only the castle itself is a sight, but also the extensive park with ...

Rosendal Castle

Royal pleasure palace on the island of Djurgården. Rosendal Castle is located behind the Skansen open-air museum on the island of Djurgården and is one of Sweden's eleven royal castles.

Skokloster Castle

One of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe. Situated on a peninsula of the Mälaren near Stockholm, Skokloster Castle is one of the most impressive buildings from the Swedish Great Power period and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe.

Ulriksdal Castle

Royal Palace with Orangery, Park and Sculpture Museum. Idyllically situated on Edsviken beach, Ulriksdal Castle is one of Sweden's nine official royal castles. Its central location and extensive castle grounds make Ulriksdal a popular destination among Stockholmers and tourists alike for walks, cafe visits and day trips.