Kings at Drottningholm

This year marks King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th jubilee, and our theme for the autumn holidays is 'Kings at Drottningholm'. In the rooms of the palace there will be challenging image hunts and trivia linked to kings.

Kings have stayed at Drottningholm Palace since the 17th century. During this year's autumn holiday, you can discover more about kings including King Karl XI, King Gustav III and King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Visit the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm and find out more about both our current king and previous kings who slept, played, hunted, carved and built here.

Royal family tours (in Swedish only)

Join us on a tour for the whole family, on which you can learn more about what the current king and previous Swedish kings do and have done at the palace. Tour tickets must be purchased.

Trivia in the state rooms

During the autumn holidays there will be extra signs in the palace's rooms, with trivia and facts on the theme of kings. Included in the entry ticket.

Independent image hunt

You can also explore the palace by yourself, with free self-guided tours during opening hours. Alternatively, you can combine your visit with our activity trails for children and adults. Maps for image hunts on various themes are available from the ticket office. Included in the entry ticket.

28 OCT–5 NOV

Daily during ordinary opening hours: Image hunts and independent tour following signage, 10:00–16:00, included in the admission price.

Weekends: Family tour at 10:30 (in Swedish only)
Weekdays: Family tours at 10:30 and 12:30 (in Swedish only)

Times for regular weekend palace tours Opens in new window.

Reduced admission price for children during the autumn holiday programme.


Find out more about Swedish kings – from Gustav Vasa to Carl XVI Gustaf – in our list of Swedish monarchs. Of course, you can read about our queens too!

Top image: King Gustav III liked to put on performances in Drottningholm Palace Park. The King himself liked to take part, as seen here in 'The Enchanted Forest'. Painting by Pehr Hilleström. Photo: Wiki Commons

The palace is open for self-guided tours every day during the autumn holiday week. For adults, there are regular weekend palace tours, as well as the 'RococoGo' image hunt. Photo: Kate Gabor

King Carl XVI Gustaf has been King of Sweden for 50 years and this year's theme for the autumn holidays is 'Kings at Drottningholm'. This portrait was taken for the King's 50th jubilee. Photo: Thron Ullberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Drottningholm Palace is open daily during the autumn holidays (week 44). There is also a large palace park for all those with a spring in their step. Photo: Ralf Turander