The Palace Park
Explore the buildings at Rosendal that King Karl XIV Johan had built in the 19th century. Rosendal has signs detailing the history of the buildings, enabling visitors to take a self-guided walk all year round.
The year before King Karl XIV Johan was crowned, he purchased the rural property of Rosendal and had most of the buildings built through his own personal commitment in the 1820s.
His ambition was to promote Swedish craftsmanship and enterprise. The buildings were constructed with technical skill and artistic finesse, allowing the king to show both Swedes and the rest of Europe what could be achieved here in Sweden.
Follow the signs at Rosendal
You can now take a self-guided tour of Rosendal and read about the buildings: architect Fredrik Blom's prefabricated wooden houses, Rosendal Palace and its surrounding buildings, the enormous porphyry urn and the bridge – fitted with prefabricated modules – that enabled King Karl XIV Johan to ride to the military parades at Ladugårdsgärde.
The palace is open during the summer months. The park is ideal for walks and self-guided visits following the park's signage all year round.
Top image by Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se