Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

Visit the residence of the royal family

Drottningholm Castle on Ekerö is a 15-minute drive away. Drottningholm Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is our best preserved royal castle built in the 17th century in Sweden and is representative of all European royal architecture from that time.

Take a day trip to Drottningholm and experience a historic environment of the highest international class. Together with the exotic pleasure castle of China Castle, the castle theater and the magnificent castle park, the castle complex forms a unique whole.

The castle was built after French role models by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder on behalf of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Several royals have since left their mark on the castle.

The Royal Family moved into Drottningholm Palace in 1981. Today, the palace is the permanent residence of the King and Queen. The rooms in the southern part of the castle are reserved for the King and Queen. However, the castle and park are mostly open to visitors all year round.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Kungligaslotten.se

Drottningholm Palace