Strömsholm Palace

Strömsholm Palace

The yellow Baroque Strömsholm Palace is situated near Västerås. The 18th century Gustavian décor and a significant collection of Swedish paintings are among the many things worth seeing.

Strömsholm's yellow baroque palace is built on a paved islet where the fast-flowing Kolbäck river meets Lake Mälaren.

Queen Dowager, Hedvid Eleonora, headed many large construction projects at Strömsholm. She built the new palace and around twenty other buildings in the palace grounds.

The palace was completed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, however work with the interiors came to a halt. Members of the Royal Family liked to overnight here on their way southbound.

The palace with its extensive green surroundings is a cherished day-trip destination. Couples getting married often choose the romantic palace chapel for their ceremonies.

Noteworthy things to see include the impressive interiors from the 1700s and an important collection of Swedish paintings.

Today, Strömsholm is a hippological centre, where equestrian competitions are held each year.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

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Join a guided tour and hear about the palace’s royal history, the history of the building itself and the preserved furnishings.

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Strömsholm Palace is open for pre-booked tours year round, and can be given in English or Swedish. For groups with specific interests, to...

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Powerful brass music will be performed in Strömsholm Palace with the Prince Carl sextet from the Life Guards' Dragoon Band.

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