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Drottningholm Palace
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Drottningholm Palace

Take a day trip to Drottningholm and experience a historic milieu of the highest standard. Drottningholm Palace is Sweden's best preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century, the permanent residence of the royal family and one of Stockholm's three World Heritage Sites.

The palace was constructed according to a French prototype by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Many royal personages have left their mark on the palace since then. The palace features magnificent salons from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a beautiful park, a unique palace theater and a Chinese Pavilion. The imposing Baroque garden was laid out beginning in 1681 according to drawings by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. The palace and the park are mostly open to visitors year round.
Drottningholms Slottsteater (the Drottningholm Palace Theater) is the best preserved eighteenth-century theater in Europe, and the only one in the world that still uses the original stage machinery on a regular basis. The Slottsteater has guided tours and performances during the summer.

The palace has been the permanent residence of the present royal family since 1981. The rooms in the southern part of the palace are reserved for members of the royal family.

In 1991 Drottningholm was the first Swedish attraction put on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Together with the exotic pleasure palace the Chinese Pavilion, the palace theater and the grand palace park, Drottningholm constitutes a unique whole. The boats from the turn of the last century are a nice way to get to Drottningholm in the summer or to the winter Christmas market. The boat trip along Lake Mälaren takes an hour, so why not combine the boat trip with lunch on board?

Comments (2)
Adrianna Dallas, TX 8/17/2012 7:28 PM
Lovely grounds

The interior (photos not allowed) is quite beautiful. I found the "Great Hall" especially stunning. It is the largest room of those being shown, and hanging on its walls are large floor-to-ceiling portraits of key monarchs from the 20th century, including Queen Victoria. Perhaps more impressive are the palace gardens, which extend far behind the palace and eventually shift from planned landscaping to open park. In fact, the grounds are free and open to the public.

Terry Troupe Melbourne Beach 5/28/2010 12:32 PM
CLOSED JUNE 10-27

SO MUCH FOR SEEING THIS DURING MY TRIP

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Drottningholm Palace The palace was constructed according to a French prototype by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Many royal personages have left their mark on the palace since then. The palace features magnificent salons from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a beautiful park, a unique palace theater and a Chinese Pavilion. The imposing Baroque garden was laid out beginning in 1681 according to drawings by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. The palace and the park are mostly open to visitors year round. Drottningholms Slottsteater (the Drottningholm Palace Theater) is the best preserved eighteenth-century theater in Europe, and the only one in the world that still uses the original stage machinery on a regular basis. The Slottsteater has guided tours and performances during the summer. The palace has been the permanent residence of the present royal family since 1981. The rooms in the southern part of the palace are reserved for members of the royal family. In 1991 Drottningholm was the first Swedish attraction put on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Together with the exotic pleasure palace the Chinese Pavilion, the palace theater and the grand palace park, Drottningholm constitutes a unique whole. The boats from the turn of the last century are a nice way to get to Drottningholm in the summer or to the winter Christmas market. The boat trip along Lake Mälaren takes an hour, so why not combine the boat trip with lunch on board?
59.3219317.88762
17893 Drottningholm Sweden
Telephone number: +46(0)8-402 62 80
Website URL: www.kungahuset.se
Price:
Adults: SEK 100
Children (7-18 yrs)/Students: SEK 50
Free admissionwith the Stockholm Card Buy the Stockholm Card

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