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Drottningholm Palace, Drottningholm

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Built in the 16th Century, Drottningholm Palace serves as the private home of the Swedish royal family. Doubling as a popular tourist attraction, the palace treats visitors to an important lesson about history and architecture. A summer holiday home in the 18th century, the structure is now the royal family's primary residence and the best-preserved palace in the country. Optimize your visit by taking a guided tour through the varied sections, including a Baroque garden, theater, and Chinese pavilion. Take a look at our Drottningholm route planner to schedule your visit to Drottningholm Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Was expecting something more visitor-friendly. Arrived after a metro and then bus journey to find no signage from the bus stop and then absolutely nowhere to buy a coffee. Was told that the closest... 
    Was expecting something more visitor-friendly. Arrived after a metro and then bus journey to find no signage from the bus stop and then absolutely nowhere to buy a coffee. Was told that the closest...  more »
  • This place is stunning! Not only the palace itself but the grounds and gardens as well. Amazing for the royal family, who live in one wing of the palace, the allow daily tours to the other areas of....  more
    This place is stunning! Not only the palace itself but the grounds and gardens as well. Amazing for the royal family, who live in one wing of the palace, the allow daily tours to the other areas of....  more »
  • Drottningholm Palace was really beautiful, inside and out. We took the Metro and bus from near Gamla Stan, it was quite easy and we were dropped off across the street. We happened to be there on a.....  more
    Drottningholm Palace was really beautiful, inside and out. We took the Metro and bus from near Gamla Stan, it was quite easy and we were dropped off across the street. We happened to be there on a.....  more »
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  • The place itself is not that big. But the gardens surrounding it are huge. Not only are the gardens big but they are beautiful as well. The way that they decorate the trees is amazing. And very well maintained. There are fountains and waterfalls that are just so pretty. If you really wanted to see all of it you would need at the very least a few hours. There is a tiny hedge maze perfect for playing hide and seek.
  • It's not as beautiful as Versailles in France, but the building and surrounding gardens are worth seeing. You need 2-3 hours for the trip. Of course, if you like walking and relaxing, you need to reserve more time in this place. An adult ticket costs SEK 140.
  • It's a place you should definitely visit when you're in Stockholm. We were there on a Friday afternoon. It was not very crowded, which made it pleasant to enjoy the paintings & co. There was also quite a bit to read, but I expected more. I would recommend anyone going there to take a guided tour to get the most out of it. Last but not least, take a walk through the large park. On a nice day it is very beautiful.
  • Beautiful weekend gateway from Stockholm. Best time to visit this place is summer and autumn. Well maintained and beautifully decorated l. Walk around the lake and the waterside is awesome
  • We travelled here last Tuesday on board the Motor Ship Carl Philip, named after the present Swedish king's youngest child, along with some 100 other passengers, mostly retirees, and arrived under changing skies. The royal family occupies the southern part of the castle, guarded by young female and male military recruits. As usual when visiting castles, we took a guided tour, that was a clear deception, maybe because the advanced age of our fellow visitors did not inspire our guide. It was "dusty" so we cut that visit short and spent most of our time in the immense gardens on the western side of the castle. Unfortunately, the time we had did not allow us to visit the theatre so we had to get inspired by the model displayed in one of the halls of the castle before returning to Stockholm by M/S Carl Philip immersed by some violent rain showers. In conclusion, a pleasant day that we could nevertheless have spent better elsewhere.

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