Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace on Djurgården in Stockholm is a unique document of the Swedish Empire style, also known as the Karl Johan style. Rosendal was a summer palace where members of the royal family could come to escape the formalities of courtly life in the city.

Rosendal Palace is located at the Djurgården hunting park and was built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte.

Rosendal was originally a summertime pleasure retreat. It has never been a residence in the modern sense of the word. It was merely intended as an escape from the formalities of court life at the Royal Palace.

One of the leading architects of the time, Fredrik Blom, received a royal commission to draw and build the palace building. The building was produced in the fashion of a prefabricated house.

The palace stands today largely as it did in Karl Johan's lifetime, which makes Rosendal a unique documentation of the European Empire style, in Sweden also known as the Karl Johan style.

During the summer months the palace is open to visitors for guided tours.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

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Advance bookings are recommended for larger groups. Rosendal Palace can be booked June–August.

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FAQ

  • Is it possible to hire rooms at the royal palaces for dinner functions/events?

    Strömsholm Palace: The dining room in the Stone Kitchen can be hired for dinner functions.

    The other palaces: Room hire is not possible.

  • Are audio guides available for the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: An audio guide in Swedish and English is available for the Bernadotte Apartments and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

    The Chinese Pavilion: An audio guide is available in Swedish and English

    Audio guides are not available at present for the other palaces.

  • Can I get around by wheelchair/walking frame at the royal palaces?

    Circumstances differ at the various venues. Please look for more information under the heading "Visit us" for the venue you wish to visit or contact our reservations department on +46 (0)8-402 61 00.

  • Am I allowed to take pictures inside the royal palaces?

    Photography and filming for private use are permitted inside and outside the palaces. However, flashes/lamps, tripods, selfie sticks and other fixed equipment must not be used, and you must not disturb other visitors, tours or any other activities.

    This permission does not apply to commercial or other organised photography or filming. For photography and filming for other purposes, please contact the Marketing Department.

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm, Drottningholm Palace and Haga Palace are specially classified facilities, and the following rules apply:

    • The Royal Palace of Stockholm: photography and filming from the air are forbidden.
    • Drottningholm Palace: photography and filming from the air are forbidden.
    • Haga Palace: photography and filming from the air are forbidden. Nor may Haga Palace be photographed or filmed from the ground.
  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

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