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  • Address: Drottningholms Slott, Drottningholm 17802, Sweden
  • Admission: Varies

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Drottningholm Palace Tours

The private residence of Sweden’s royal family, Drottningholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s best-preserved 17th-century castles. Over the years successive royal residents have renovated the palace, which is inspired by French and Dutch styles and features lush rococo interiors and multiple baroque gardens.

The Basics
Today you can explore much of Drottningholm’s interior and stroll through its extensive gardens, including the French formal garden and English Park. It’s also possible to explore the Court Theatre, the Castle Church, and the ornate Chinese Pavilion. The royal family resides in the southern wing of palace, but the rest of the complex is open to the public for tours and independent exploration.

Some Stockholm city tours include a visit to Drottningholm Palace, and options are available for both private and group tours. It’s also possible to visit the palace on a boat trip from Stockholm, or visit independently with a Stockholm Pass. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Drottningholm Palace is a must-see for history and culture lovers. 
  • Visitor facilities include a visitor center, gift shop, and onsite restaurant. 
  • The palace is accessible to wheelchairs, but strollers are not permitted. 
  • Photography and filming are allowed, but be careful not to use flash. 

How to Get There
Drottningholm Palace is located roughly seven miles (11 kilometers) west of Stockholm via Route 275. Travelers can also take the subway (T-bana) to Brommaplan, then change to the bus for Drottningholm. Bus and boat tours from Stockholm are a convenient option and allow you to avoid the hassle of navigation and parking. 

When to Get There
Palace hours vary by season, but the grounds tend to be most crowded in summer when Sweden’s weather is typically sunny and warm. During this season, arrive early or visit on a weekday to avoid crowds. 

Drottningholm for Kids
Families with kids can enjoy child-focused events held at the royal palace throughout the year. Children aged seven and under get free admission to the palace and can partake in activities such as a scavenger hunt for specific animals and plants featured in the palace’s interior rococo decorations.

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Stockholm to Drottningholm - Return Boat Ticket, Stockholm, null

Stockholm to Drottningholm - Return Boat Ticket

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A turn of the century ship will take you for a one hour cruise from Stockholm to Drottningholm, passing the residential areas of Stockholm.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.41
Half Day Stockholm Tour With Drottningholm Castle, Stockholm, Ferry Services

Half Day Stockholm Tour With Drottningholm Castle

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Stockholm Pass, Stockholm, Cultural Tours

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Duration: Flexible

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