The Drottningholm Palace, located in Drottinholm, Sweden, is presently the private residence of the Swedish royal family. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered to be the most well-preserved 17th century Swedish castle. It was originally built in the late 16th century for Queen Eleonora, inspired by the French and Dutch styles. Over the years, the palace has been renovated by successive royal residents and is famous for its stunning Rococo interiors.
The palace is surrounded by stunning Baroque gardens, including the French formal garden and the great English Park. It is also home to famous buildings such as the Court Theatre, the Castle Church and the Chinese Pavilion. In addition to being the private residence of the Swedish royal family, the palace is a popular attraction.
This saves loads of money (depending what you want to do). We had a 2 day card and used it on all public transport, entry to loads of place. You can skip queues by using the card. It's great, just show it and off you go.
Stockholm transport is clean, smooth and efficient. We were on our second trip to Stockholm and saw some new attractions as well as old ones. Stockholm card is good value. Only one disappointing experience - to pay SEK600 for one extra small bag has nothing to do with the aircraft being overloaded but a means of making money as most passengers had cabin luggage only. Very friendly people also.
Collected the Stockholm Cards at the Arlanda airport information desk, no problems.
Cards were signed at the first tube ticket office which 'validated' them, again, no problems.
Used them a lot over the 3 days and saved a fortune on travel and entry ticket costs, even managed to get on the first boat trip of the season.
To get to Drottingholm Palace (about 11 kilometers, or 7 miles, west of Stockholm), follow route 275. At Brommaplan, follow the signs to Drottningholm. The Royal Family resides in the southern wing of palace, so the rest of the palace and surrounding area are open for you to explore.