Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Getting here

The castle is situated in the town Mariefred by lake Mälaren, approximately 70 Swedish km from Stockholm.

Visiting adress: Gripsholm, Mariefred
Coordinates RT90: 6571382, 1580684

Transports

Railway
From Stockholms Central towards Eskilstuna, to station Läggesta (approximately 40 min). Therefrom bus (approximately 4 km to Mariefred).

SJ:s traffic information by telephone +46 771 75 75 75

Sörmlandstrafiken (bus) traffic information by telephone +46 771-22 40 00.

Alternative from Läggesta:
Taxi Strängnäs, +46 152 186 00
During spring, summer and autumn there is a steam engine train from Läggestaexternal link, opens in new window to Gripsholm Castle, telephone +46 159 210 00

By boat
Regular boat services with steam engine boat S/S Mariefred in summertime from Stockholm to Mariefred. For times and fares Strömmaexternal link, opens in new window

By car
From Stockholm to Mariefred (7 Swedish miles), drive E4 south to Södertälje and from there E20 to Strängnäs. Turnoff nr 139 to Mariefred and Gripsholm Castle. Free car park for visitors to the castle.

Free parking at the Castle grounds.

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Guided tours Open today 10.00-16.00

You can walk around Gripsholm Castle yourself, but taking a guided tour can make your visit extra special.

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Childrens Gripsholm Open today 10.00-16.00

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

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Events

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Clara Schumann, Terés Löf – one of Sweden's best-known pianists – performs a comme...

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The Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle boasts a unique collection of furniture and artwork spanning four centuries. Built in the 1500s it was part of a new sys...

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The Swedish National Portrait Gallery Open today 10.00-16.00

Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and...

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The Royal Gift Shop Open today 10.00-16.00

Welcome to a boutique that is something out of the ordinary. The Royal Gift Shop is a unique present and souvenir shop offering products ...

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A wander through the leafy castle park is like taking a walk through history. There have been many gardens over the ages here, and apples...

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Since the 1600s the deer field has been a pasture land belonging to the Gripsholm Royal Farm. Today it is a nature reservation with hundr...

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History Open today 10.00-16.00

The palace gets its name from one of the personalities of medieval Sweden, Bo Jonsson Grip, by whom the first Castle was built in the sec...

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Articles and movies

This year’s Portrait of Honour is the professor and designer Ingegerd Råman and was created by the photographer Bruno Ehrs. He has depict...

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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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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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Customer service

Opening hours: Open today 10.00-16.00

FAQ

  • Are audio guides available for the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: An audio guide in Swedish and English is available for the Bernadotte Apartments and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

    The Chinese Pavilion: An audio guide is available in Swedish and English

    Audio guides are not available at present for the other palaces.

  • Can I get around by wheelchair/walking frame at the royal palaces?

    Circumstances differ at the various venues. Please look for more information under the heading "Visit us" for the venue you wish to visit or contact our reservations department on +46 (0)8-402 61 00.

  • What currency can I pay with?

    It is possible to pay with Swedish kronor (SEK), Euro and Dollar. For Euro and Dollar only bills are accepted and change is given in Swedish kronor. It is also possible to pay by credit card.

    At the Royal Stables you can pay with Swedish kronor and by debit card, but not with Euro and Dollar.

     

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

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