The Gripsholm Castle

Located in Mariefred, a picturesque town on Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers shows powerfully and fairy-tale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland.

Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa's castle, as it was he, who built the castle here in 1537. The renaissance castle offers romantic grounds, a fallow deer nature reserve and collections of furniture, handicrafts and interiors from four centuries.

Take time to wander slowly through the many rooms and winding passages.


The Swedish State Collection

Gripsholm Castle is filled with over four-hundred years of history. See the Swedish State's collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day - an example is the musician and composer Benny Andersson.

At Gripsholm you can take a royal stroll around the romantic castle grounds or meet the royal deer at the Hjorthagen nature reserve.

Come to Gripsholm and immerse yourself in Swedish history.

14 May–September: Daily 10:00–16:00
October–November: Sat–Sun 12:00–15:00


64731 Mariefred
Capital Region
+46 159 101 94

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  • Lattitude: 59.255960
  • Longitude: 17.219151