Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle

On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland. Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa's castle, as it was he who built the castle here in 1537.

Take time to wander slowly through the many rooms and winding passages. Gripsholm Castle is filled with over four-hundred years of history.

See the Swedish State's collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day musician and composer Benny Andersson.

At Gripsholm you can take a royal stroll around the romantic castle grounds or meet the royal deer at the Hjorthagen nature reserve.

Come to Gripsholm and immerse yourself in Swedish history.

History and highlights of Gripsholm Castle

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

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Guided tours Open today 10.00-16.00
Childrens Gripsholm Open today 10.00-16.00

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

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Events

Soprano Johanna Wallroth is an up-and-coming Swedish opera star for the major stages. This summer she will be performing ‘Musik på Gripsh...

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Pianist Martin Sturfält pays tribute to Beethoven by giving a piano concert on the new Steinway grand piano in the Hall of State at Grips...

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Entertainer Mattias Enn will be performing at Gripsholm with a revue based on Swedish personalities found in both the castle portraits an...

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The Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle boasts a unique collection of furniture and artwork spanning four centuries. Built in the 1500s it was part of a new sys...

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Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and...

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The Royal Gift Shop Open today 10.30-16.00

Welcome to a boutique that is something out of the ordinary. The Royal Gift Shop is a unique present and souvenir shop offering products ...

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A wander through the leafy castle park is like taking a walk through history. There have been many gardens over the ages here, and apples...

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Since the 1600s the deer field has been a pasture land belonging to the Gripsholm Royal Farm. Today it is a nature reservation with hundr...

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History Open today 10.00-16.00

The palace gets its name from one of the personalities of medieval Sweden, Bo Jonsson Grip, by whom the first Castle was built in the sec...

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Articles and movies

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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Four of the royal palaces will reopen on 1 July – Gripsholm Castle, Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion and the Royal Palace, incl...

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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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