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This summer's Music at Gripsholm series of concerts features classical music as established musicians and artists perform in the castle's...

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The summer season at the Royal palaces begins in May. This is when several of the summer palaces – where royalty have spent many spring a...

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Gripsholm Castle, where Sweden’s famous faces can be seen, is open daily from May. The castle is home to the country's largest portrait c...

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Gripsholm was originally built as a secure fortress during a turbulent time, but it was also more than that. The castle was also the roya...

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In Duke Karl's Chamber at Gripsholm Castle, time has stood still. This is the castle's only fully preserved room from the Vasa period, an...

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The 2022 Portrait of Honour depicts the artist Britta Marakatt-Labba, known around the world for her embroidered images of Sami landscape...

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Discover the Royal parks! Here, nature meets culture and history meets the present day. The parks are open every day of the year, 24 hour...

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Royal family feuds, King Gustav III's magnificent Christmas celebrations and King Gustav Vasa's home. Gripsholm Castle has no shortage of...

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The 2023 Portrait of Honour depicts the geneticist and Nobel laureate Svante Pääbo. Painted in oil on canvas by Sixten Sandra Österberg, ...

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Follow in the footsteps of King Gustav Vasa around Gripsholm Castle. The walk will take you on a historic tour around the grounds of the ...

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Discover hundreds of historical portraits at Gripsholm Castle with our Beard Hunt activity. Goatee beards, full beards, wigs and moustach...

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The model of the 2021 Portrait of Honour is Carl Bildt, a politician and former prime minister of Sweden. The portrait has been painted b...

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The Swedish national portrait gallery collection is added to every year with a number of works, including the Portrait of Honour – a pain...

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For several hundred years, Gripsholm Castle was used as a prison. Three kings, an archbishop and countless common thieves have all been i...

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The rooms furnished by King Gustav III for his sister Princess Sofia Albertina at Gripsholm Castle are some of the castle's most beautifu...

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The Polish-born Vasa queen left a strong impression on Sweden, from imprisonment to a cultural golden age.

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The queens at Gripsholm found themselves right at the centre of the action. This included the young queen who acquired the castle when sh...

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During the Vasa period, Gripsholm Castle was a workplace for hundreds of people and was almost entirely self-sufficient. Queen Margareta ...

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Come on a fashion safari with Leo the Lion at Gripsholm Castle. See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits.

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Visit Gripsholm Castle from home. Explore Duke Karl's Chamber, the Council Chamber and King Gustav III's theatre in 360°. Don't forget to...

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Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

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King Gustav III was very fond of Gripsholm Castle, and often came here with his entire court – almost one hundred people. He set up a kit...

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It says a lot about King Gustav III's interest in the theatre and its personal importance for him that he deemed it necessary to have a f...

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