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« on: February 26, 2015, 10:03:04 PM »

I noticed that there was not a topic about the Swedish Castle (Royal or not). I have a file with all the news and I've decided to share with you. Hope you enjoy  
Here are some castles and palaces of Sweden. This first post is about the Royal Palace. Next post will be about castle and palace that were between the RF domain.


Drottningholm Palace
(Royal Palace)


The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Chinese Pavilion. It was added to the list in 1991. The UNESCO comments were:
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“The Royal Domain of Drottningholm stands on an island in Lake Mälar in a suburb of Stockholm. With its palace, perfectly preserved theatre (built in 1766), Chinese pavilion and gardens, it is the finest example of an 18th-century northern European royal residence inspired by the Palace of Versailles.”
The Chinese Pavilion is a remarkable treasure in the majestic grounds of Drottningholm.
King Adolf Fredrik surprised Queen Lovisa Ulrika on her birthday in 1753 with a small Chinese pleasure palace in the Drottningholm Palace park. It was a highly appreciated birthday present as chinoiserie was all the rage in Europe at the time.
The original wooden building was replaced in the 1760s by a more permanent one, which today contains one of the finest European rococo interiors with chinoiserie.



The Royal Palace of Stockholm


The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King's official residence and is also the setting for most of the monarchy's official receptions. The palace is a daily place of work for The King and Queen as well as for the various departments that make up the Royal Court.
This combination of royal residence, workplace and culture-historical monument open year round to visitors makes the Royal Palace of Stockholm unique amongst Europe's royal residences.
The palace contains many interesting things to see. In addition to the Royal Apartments there are three museums steeped in regal history: the Treasury with the regalia, the Tre Kronor Museum that portrays the palaces medieval history and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities.


Gripsholm Castle (Royal Palace)


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.
Now the castle is a museum which is open to the public, containing paintings and works of art. Part of the castle houses the National Portrait Gallery (Statens porträttsamlingar), one of the oldest portrait collections in the world. [4] The museum includes a badly-stuffed lionwhich has become infamous in recent years.


Haga Palace (Royal Palace)


Haga Palace, formerly known as the Queen's Pavilion, is located in the Haga Park. The palace, built in 1802 – 1805, was modelled after ballet-master Gallodiers Italian villa in Drottningholm by architect Carl Christoffer Gjörwell on appointment by King Gustaf IV Adolf for the royal children. It has been the home or summerhouse for several members of the Swedish royal family – most notably it was the birthplace of the present King – until 1966 when King Gustaf VI Adolf transferred its disposal to the government and it was turned into a guesthouse for distinguished foreign official visitors. In 2009, it was announced by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt that the rights of disposal to the palace will be transferred back to the royal court to be used by Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and her husband, Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, as a wedding gift in 2010. They moved into Haga Palace after their wedding on 19 June.


Rosendal Palace (Royal Palace)


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.


Rosersberg Palace (Royal Palace) (I think it's my favourite   )


Rosersberg Palace is one of the best kept secrets of Sweden's royal palaces. At Rosersberg time stands still. Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna named the palace after his mother who came from the prestigious Tre Rosor ("Three Roses") family.
The Oxenstierna family built the palace in the 1630s. It became a royal palace in 1762, when the state gave Rosersberg to Gustav III's younger brother Karl XIII.
King Karl XIV Johan and Queen Desideria spent long, relaxing summers at Rosersberg.
The rooms remain almost untouched from the 1795-1825 period, with well-preserved interiors and collections. Rosersberg become the missing link between the Gustavian era and the first of the Bernadottes.
The endless park in the breathtaking landscape of Mälaren adds to the charm of Rosersberg.
 In the 1960s the Civil Defence force took over parts of the palace and grounds and parts are now used by the Swedish Rescue Services Agency.


Strömsholm Palace (Royal Palace)


The baroque palace is built on the site of a fortress from the 1550s, located on an island in the Kolbäcksån river at the west end of Lake Mälaren. The Queen Dowager, Hedvid Eleonora, headed many large construction projects at Strömsholm. She built the new palace and around twenty other buildings in the palace grounds.
The palace was completed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, however work with the interiors came to a halt. Members of the Royal Family liked to overnight here on their way southbound.
The palace with its extensive green surroundings is a cherished day-trip destination. Couples getting married often choose the romantic palace chapel for their ceremonies.
Noteworthy things to see include the impressive interiors from the 1700s and an important collection of Swedish paintings.


Tullgarn Palace (Royal Palace)


Tullgarn is associated with King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria, who spend their summers here at the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s. However, the palace was originally built for Duke Fredrik Adolf in the 1770s.
The Duke's interior design are one of Sweden's finest. Rest for a moment in the courtyard and breath in the fresh lake winds.

Ulriksdal Palace (Royal Palace)


Several Swedish regents have left their mark on Ulriksdal. Queen Kristina built a pleasure garden in front of the palace and Hedvig Elenora built an Orangery in the park.
Queen Kristina enjoyed the palace so much that she let her coronation procession proceed from Ulriksdal.
The palace was built for Constable of the Realm Jacob De La Gardie by architect Hans Jacob Kristler. The palace was called Jacobsdal until the time of Queen Hedvig Eleonora.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 10:37:57 PM »

Some of the not royal castles  Smiley

Alnarp Castle (love...love....love this one  )



The original castle on the property was built in the 12th century. The present building was erected in 1862, in French Renaissance style.
Today the castle houses offices and meeting rooms used by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The castle park has the second highest variety of trees in Sweden and is open to the public all year. Prince Carl Philip completed his studies here.


Ekenäs Castle


Ekenäs Castle (Ekenäs slott in Swedish) is a castle located outside Linköping in Linköping Municipality, Östergötland, South-East Sweden. The present castle was built in the 17th century on top of the foundations of a medieval fortress from the 14th century. The lake surrounding the castle hill created a natural defense; however, this was drained in the late 19th century to create more arable land in the area.
During World War II, the Ekenäs Castle reverted, to an extent, to its original function as a defensive fortress.


Häckeberga Castle



Koberg Castle


Koberg Castle is a castle in Västergötland, Sweden. It is located near the lake Vanderydsvattnet, about 10 km south ofTrollhättan. It is the residence of Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and her husband Baron Nicklas Silfverschiöld.


Karlberg Palace


Karlberg Palace is a palace by the Karlberg Canal in Solna Municipality in Sweden, adjacent to Stockholm's Vasastaden district. The palace, built in 1630, today houses the Military Academy Karlberg.


Örebro Castle (one of my favourite)


Orebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa (House of Vasa) and finally rebuilt about 1900.

Stora Sundby Castle


Stora Sundby Castle is a castle in Eskilstuna Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden. The architectural features of the castle resembles those of a calendar, four large towers symbolizing the seasons, twelve small towers symbolizing the months of the year, 52 rooms symbolizing the weeks of the year, and a window for each day of the year (365).
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 04:48:13 PM »

Stunning  Star
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 12:51:15 AM »

Very nice pics Arturo Star

I've never seen that last castle, Stora Sundby, nor heard about it. It looks fabulous. I must check if it's possible to visit.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 10:21:21 PM »

Wow Arturo these photos are lovely....and the Castles/Palaces magnificent
Here are some other Swedish Palaces/Castles which I find fascinaitng:

Gustav III's Pavilion


its interiors are very impressive


Unfortunately it was never completed due to the Kings sudden death...this is what the final product was meant to look like


Solliden Palace, the summer residence of the royal family



Borgholm Catle- lies in ruins but still impressive


Skokloster Castle


Rotternos Palace


Allonos Castle



Lacko Castle


Bjarka Aby Palace


Sofiero Palace


Vadstena Castle


Uppsala Castle


Marsvinsholm Castle


Kulla Gunnarstorp Castle


Vrams Gunnarstop Castle


Skarhult Caslte


Malmo Castle


Sovdeborg Castle


Kalmar Castle


Trollejungby Castle-I beleive its the family home of the mistress of the robes


Trolleholm Castle


Vittskovle Castle


Wranby Palace


Tjoloholm Palace


Elghammar Palace


Rockelstad Castle


Stavlo Castle


Teleborg Castle
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 03:49:27 PM »

Thank you...I'm glad you enjoy it 

Wow Arturo these photos are lovely....and the Castles/Palaces magnificent
Here are some other Swedish Palaces/Castles which I find fascinaitng:


Baron Brockford I have never seen some of the castles you posted. I love Lacko Castle and Tjolöholms castle   Star   Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 06:05:49 PM »

Tjolöholm is fantastic. I've been inside and it's actually quite cosy, which not often is the case with palaces and castles. I could fancy myself living there.  Tongue

Thanks for the new pics Baron B.  Star
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 11:04:47 PM »

The Swedish National Property Board has published a magazine about the Royal Palace. It's really beautiful!!!

http://issuu.com/kulturva...lottet_-_ett_samh__lle_i_
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 04:04:51 AM »

Wowwwwwwww absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for the wonderful pics and descriptions . To you Arturo an Baron B Star
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 09:51:33 PM »

The TV programm Svenska hemligheter (Swedish secrets) dedicated an episode to the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
I don't why but I love this video. It shows the royal palace in a different light. "Mysterious" places: the tunnel, the cellar, forgotten stairs and attic. And at 9.30 you can see Crown Princess Margareta garden room. The video is cloosed by the amazing rooms of the Royal Palace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnuNHzn4hNQ#t=40
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 09:26:47 AM »

http://www.kungahuset.se/...6cce48150a93631be65c.html

"Successful trials of solar panels at the Royal Palace
  For several years, a preliminary study of His Majesty the King commissioned the possibility to cover the roof of the Royal Palace roof with solar panels.
  A smaller test facility, which was installed in 2010 on the north wing of the castle's roof, has worked perfectly.

  The castle's roof area is 7200 square meters and 4400 square meters will be covered with solar cells, these could generate around 500,000 kWh per year.  It corresponds to the annual consumption of about 20 average homes or townhouses.

  The solar panels are easy to assemble and disassemble, and they would not damage the monument of the Royal Palace.

  -It would not be visible from the ground and won't affect the castle's appearance. But they would be visible from the air! A visitor arriving in Stockholm by air could see that the Head of State himself is in the forefront of a change to renewable energy,- says Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist.

  "Another advantage would be to have free access to clean energy would allow us to highlight and coloring Castle in different colors. For example, in the bright, golden yellow color that H?rleman thought for the castle in 1700s". -


A photomontage of how the Palace will look with the solar panels


I've still to decide if I like it. Of course if the building won't be "damage" in its historical and artistic value, it's ok. However I don't know if I like this thing to color the palace with lights of different colors  Crazy In this way I'm afraid it could be a little bit cheesy  Huh?
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 08:33:54 PM »

Wow Arturo these photos are lovely....and the Castles/Palaces magnificent
Here are some other Swedish Palaces/Castles which I find fascinaitng:

Gustav III's Pavilion


its interiors are very impressive


Unfortunately it was never completed due to the Kings sudden death...this is what the final product was meant to look like


Solliden Palace, the summer residence of the royal family



Borgholm Catle- lies in ruins but still impressive


Skokloster Castle


Rotternos Palace


Allonos Castle



Lacko Castle


Bjarka Aby Palace


Sofiero Palace


Vadstena Castle


Uppsala Castle


Marsvinsholm Castle


Kulla Gunnarstorp Castle


Vrams Gunnarstop Castle


Skarhult Caslte


Malmo Castle


Sovdeborg Castle


Kalmar Castle


Trollejungby Castle-I beleive its the family home of the mistress of the robes


Trolleholm Castle


Vittskovle Castle


Wranby Palace


Tjoloholm Palace


Elghammar Palace


Rockelstad Castle


Stavlo Castle


Teleborg Castle


The structures of these buildings are simply breathtaking. The architectural designs are amazing.
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