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1915 saw the publication of a ground-breaking new book about garden design in Sweden, written in an unusually modest, personal style. The...

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Ulriksdal Palace, with its beautiful location, was due to become Crown Princess Margareta and Gustaf Adolf's home. But things did not wor...

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From early May, "The King's sheep" graze on Royal Djurgården – a tradition dating back more than a century. Grazing animals are hired in ...

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Since the 17th century, firing a salute has been a military mark of honour. A twenty-one gun salute is fired on days such as The King's b...

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Revival styles, historicism and eclecticism. The 19th century was a time of many stylistic shifts. From Empire, via Revival styles and Na...

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The Italian Renaissance and its Northern European counterpart differ in terms of their expressions. In many respects, the Renaissance in ...

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The strong contrasts and colour palette of the Empire style, its military symbolism and its expensive materials reflect European tastes d...

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In Sweden, the transition from Rococo to Gustavian style was a gradual development which, at the end of the century, culminated in Neocla...

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Nespelina, Don-Don and Turck are just three of the many dogs who have chased around Drottningholm's highly walkable park. Dogs have long ...

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Desideria, Sweden's new queen, had always been at the very centre of world events. She now found life at the Swedish court dull. However,...

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The Polish-born Vasa queen left a strong impression on Sweden, from imprisonment to a cultural golden age.

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Princess Louise was both hard-working and humble. She worked at the front during the First World War, and as Crown Princess and Queen of ...

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The queens at Gripsholm found themselves right at the centre of the action. This included the young queen who acquired the castle when sh...

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During the mid-18th century, Drottningholm Palace was at the centre of intensive efforts to cultivate silk in Sweden. In 1753, Queen Lovi...

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During the Vasa period, Gripsholm Castle was a workplace for hundreds of people and was almost entirely self-sufficient. Queen Margareta ...

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Come on a fashion safari with Leo the Lion at Gripsholm Castle. See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits.

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Wild animals are hiding in the large rooms of the palace. On the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large, and...

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Get more out of your visit to the Chinese Pavilion with our audioguide. With it, you can listen to or read about the history of this exot...

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The Royal Walks app offers walks in beautiful settings through several of our royal parks. It now includes walks in the area surrounding ...

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This activity trail turns a visit to the digital exhibition into a voyage of discovery. Animals and nature are common themes in Märta Måå...

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Lovisa Ulrika had high ambitions. She had "more knowledge and insight into the sciences than a lady needs", and wanted to be an enlighten...

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Visit Gripsholm Castle from home. Explore Duke Karl's Chamber, the Council Chamber and King Gustav III's theatre in 360°. Don't forget to...

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The Ehrenstrahl Drawing Room is named after its many paintings by court painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl. Click on the image above to st...

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Come on a virtual tour of the previous exhibition The Lilian Look, and see clothing fit for a princess up close. Click on the image above...

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The Folke Bernadotte Bridge – a bridge across Djurgårdsbrunn Bay, linking Museiparken with Rosendal – opened on September 19, 2019.

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Four walks at Drottningholm in the Royal Walks app will guide you through the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm Palace Park, from the ...

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King Gustav III's collection of ancient sculptures has an eventful history, including a volcanic eruption, degenerating excavations, inco...

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Since 1873, the royal flag has been raised on the roof of the Royal Palace. The three-tailed flag which flies here is reserved for the Ro...

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The book 'Royal Palaces of Sweden – People and stories' tells the exciting story about the people and historical highlights through the h...

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Every Friday, all year round, around 80 clocks are wound at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. It is the Court Clockmaker Sophia Reuterdahl w...

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