The Drottningholm Palace is the private residential palace of the royal family of Sweden. The palace is situated on the island Lovön and was built in 16th century. The Drottningholm is included in the list of the UNESCO world heritage site.
The palace is a huge complex, which contains different building and constructions. The more famous among them is the main Palace, the church, the palace theatre, The Chinese Pavilion and the gardens.
The palace theater is also the opera house, which is still in use and open to everyone. The gardens around the palace give more expressive look to the Drottningholm.
 

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  • Sun

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 16:00

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  • Umashankar Satapathy

    4
    - 20 August 2018 -

    Alternatively known as kings summer palace, has a picturesque sight to offer. The lawns, the palace, the adjacent dock will keep you appreciating its raw beauty. You can visit this place by bus, tube, or by ferry. My suggestion would be to take the ferry as you can enjoy the view from the sea as well.

  • santhosh alladi

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    It’s one of the peaceful place to visit with nature around the castle. The surroundings are maintained neatly and there is a restaurant though the food items are costly. There is a beautiful garden and water fountain and bust stop is in walkable distance only

  • BillMichael Michael

    5
    - 12 August 2018 -

    A World Heritage Site. This palace is remarkable and currently the home to the Royal Family. We took a boat from Stockholm which is a great way to arrive. The large gardens make for great walking. Only part of the inside is open but there are some magnificent rooms.

  • Pavlos Constantinou

    4
    - 06 August 2018 -

    It is a very interesting and beautiful place. I just visited the the gardens of the palace and there are beautiful. Quite different than the rest europe as there are not flowers, but the visitor can see different type of trees and large areas covered with grass.

  • Philip Winckle

    5
    - 20 July 2018 -

    Mini Versailles. All the grandeur you expect from a European capital palace but on a small scale. Lunch by the water was lovely too. We came by car but the steamboat from the city centre is a better way to arrive. Tip:. If you want to visit inside then buy your ticket at the cafe first and avoid the long queue at the top of the stairs.

  • Arita Andrade

    3
    - 12 July 2018 -

    Beautiful place, good to visit in a sunny day. The staff is very helpful and nice. The restaurant/cafe is pleasant and has a beautiful water view, but is certainly overpriced. I expected to see more inside the castle itself. It is worth a visit if you combine with the boat trip.

  • Michael Davies

    4
    - 05 July 2018 -

    A beautiful place to visit. Full of history with lots to learn from the guided tours. There are stunning gardens to walk around and you can take a pleasant boat journey to visit here. The on site cafe also offers nice food

  • Fan FEI

    4
    - 03 July 2018 -

    Drottningholm Palace has three different parts (Palace, Chinese Pavilion, and Theatre, garden is free) under two different institutions (Palace and Theatre are run separately). I toured all three places and spent more than 5 hours there. (1) I noticed that tour guides were very well-trained. They emphasized different stuff in their tours. So if possible, take multiple tours to learn different stuff. (2) The well-preserved Chinese Pavillion and the baroque theatre are the reason why Drottningholm is a World Heritage. The Chines Pavilion is worth visiting. Cute and quite amusing (if you know Chinese history/culture well and can read Chinese.) (3) On the other hand, the theatre tour is NOT worth it. It is short and dry and you do not get to see the backstage at all! Just watch the video shown at the theatre shop/visitor center. It is better than the tour and it is free!!

  • Brian Mangan

    5
    - 12 June 2018 -

    I recommend a visit to this palace. it's the official residence for the King & Queen of Sweden. It's accessible by public transport or a short boat journey from Stockholm city. It has beautiful gardens to walk through. It has restaurant's in the grounds and toilets, basically everything the visitor requires is available. Remember to bring your comfortable walking shoes and don't forget to take some bottled water as one will get thirsty walking around the gardens 😉

  • Boping Zhang

    4
    - 09 January 2018 -

    the tour and interior are ok... I think coming here in a great sunny day would be fantastic. The garden and the lake just amazing!

Drottningholm Palace tours

Half Day Stockholm Tour With Drottningholm Castle

Take a half day, four hour trip to Drottningholm. On this city tour you will experience a historic milieu of the highest standard. Drottningholm Palace is Sweden's best preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century and serves as the permanent residence of the royal family and one of...

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