Skokloster Castle

One of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe

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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.
The castle is now a museum and is open daily to tourists from May-October. Admission is free. Architecturally unique in Sweden, the castle has largely preserved its original appearance and furnishings with over 50,000 items to this day. Particularly worthy of mention is the collection of weapons, which is over 300 years old (one of the most famous in Europe), and the portrait collection of more than 600 works, mainly oil paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. One of the most famous works is the Mannerist portrait of Emperor Rudolf II as Vertumnus, stolen from Prague and painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in 1591.


Skokloster Castle is located on a peninsula in Lake Mälaren between the cities of Stockholm, Uppsala and Enköping, very close to Arlanda Airport.
  • by bus and train: take the Pendeltåg from Stockholm Central to Bålsta. There change to bus 311 to Skokloster. The whole trip takes about 75 minutes.
  • by boat: from Uppsala with the M/S Kung Carl Gustaf
  • by car: take the E18 towards Oslo until you reach the Bro exit. There take road 269/263 and follow the signs to Skokloster Castle. The drive takes about 1 hour (about 70 km).