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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 the Kina Slott, a small castle or pavilion after Chinese models.

Drottningholms Slott

The royal castle Drottningholm surely belongs to the most beautiful and impressive sightseeings of Stockolm. It is located approximately 12 km at the west of Stockholm, on the island Lovö in the Mälaren. Since the year 1981, the Swedish royal family permanently lives in the south wing of the castle that is therefore not accessible for the visitors. Since 1991, the castle Drottningholm belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.

Drottningholm Castle is the best preserved royal castle in Sweden. It was commissioned by Queen Hedvig Eleonora according to plans by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, based on the French model, and was built (in its present form) between 1962 and 1750. Adjacent to the castle is a magnificent park with extensive lime trees and water areas. There you will also find the Chinese Castle (Kina Slott), built in 1766, a unique pavilion in the French Rococo style based on Chinese models.

Our tip: if you have a day to spare, you should take a historic boat from the centre to Drottningholm. The one-way crossing takes 1 hour, plus you can get lunch or dinner on the ship.

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Adresse178 93 Drottningholm, Schweden
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