Drottningholm Palace


You can also venture outside the centre of Stockholm and don't miss a visit to the royal castle Drottningholm, located on the island of Lovön, about 10 km from Gamla Stan.

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Drottningholm Palace was completed in 1699 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best preserved castle of this period in Sweden.

Today, Drottningholm Palace is the summer residence of the Swedish royal family, but large parts of the interior and extensive gardens are open to the public.

Versailles of the North

Neither the Baroque palace nor the gardens, which are laid out according to strict geometric patterns, deny their inspiration in the famous French chateau of Versailles.

Although the palace is considerably smaller than its French counterpart, the Baroque style and the ornate interiors adapted to the Rococo style are enough to entice a visit.

Can you visit the interior of the palace?

Much of the palace is open to the public. You will be able to admire the royal chambers, the ceremonial halls and get a glimpse of the technical facilities such as the kitchens.

You can visit the palace on your own or on a guided tour, which lasts 45 minutes.

All the palace gardens and the palace park are also accessible.

Entrance fees and opening hours

Opening hours vary according to the season. From December to February it remains completely closed except for a few days in early January and on New Year's Eve.

During April, October and November, it is only open on weekends from 10:00-16:00.

In May to September it remains open every day from 10:00 to 17:00. For current opening hours, please visit the official website: kungligaslotten.se/drottningholm/opening-hours.

Ticket prices are as follows.

Admission without a guide

  • 160 sek - Adults
  • 140 sek - students
  • 80 sek - young people under 17 years of age

Entrance with a guide (45-minute tour)

  • 210 sek - adults
  • 190 sek - students
  • 130 sek - youth under 17

Tickets can be purchased on site or online at the official website: kungligaslotten.actorsmartbook.se.

How to get there?

Take a boat to Drottningholm Castle and enjoy an hour-long sightseeing cruise through the centre and suburbs of Stockholm, along the many bays and fjords.

By boat

A regular service operates from May to September.

Stromma's boat departs from the Klara Mälarstrand wharf located between Stockholm Central Station and Stockholm City Hall.

A detailed timetable can be found on the website: stromma.com/drottningholm-palace.

  • One-way ticket - 225 sek
  • Return ticket - 325 sek

There is no public transport fare for this line.

By bus

You can get to the castle by bus for regular fares, including day or multi-day tickets.

The bus stop "Drottningholm" is located approximately 200 metres from the main entrance.

  • Lines in the direction of Brommaplan (change to the green metro towards the centre) - 176, 177, 301, 302, 303, 305, 309, 311, 312, 316, 317, 318, 323, 396
  • Lines to Solna Centrum (change to the red metro towards the centre) - 176, 177
  • Lines to Solna Station (change to train to Märsta, Uppsala or Arlanda Airport) - 176, 177

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