Take a day trip to Sweden`s best preserved royal Palace, which is one of the most beautiful representatives of European architecture.Visit homepage
Visit Drottningholm Palace known as one of the most beautiful representatives of European palaces.
The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queens permanent home residence since 1981. The rooms in the southern part of the palace are reserved for members of the royal family.
The palace was constructed according to a French prototype by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, by the commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Many royal personages have left their mark on the palace since then.
The palace features magnificent salons from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a beautiful park, a unique palace theatre and a Chinese Pavilion. The imposing Baroque garden was laid out in the beginning of 1681, according to drawings by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger.
The Drottningholms Slottsteater (the Drottningholm Palace Theater) nearby is the best-preserved eighteenth-century theatre in Europe and the only one in the world that still uses the original stage machinery on a regular basis.
You will find some part of the palace, park and grounds open to the public year round. The Slottsteater has guided tours and performances during the summer.
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