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Gripsholm Castle

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Address: Gripsholms Slott, Mariefred, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 159 101 94

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Lovely castle with many rooms!

About 70-80 rooms in the castle, really nice atmosphere. Loved the theater inside. So many paintings and portraits as the castle has one of the biggest collections of portrait in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About 70-80 rooms in the castle, really nice atmosphere. Loved the theater inside. So many paintings and portraits as the castle has one of the biggest collections of portrait in the world.

Thank tiboo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a very beautiful experience! A large parking lot near the castle, from which a short alley and a lifting bridge leads to the castle. A red, well maintained and beautiful architectural castle on the shore with a nice inner yard wellcomes you. The interior is also very well maintened but the ticket is a little pricy for what... More 

Thank Clement D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The entire castle is open to you. You can get guides, you can get a self guide book, you can ask many attendants all over the place. This place is amazing due to another reason. It still has the original theater in it, I have never seen behind the scenes of such an old theater. The pulleys, the wheals for... More 

1 Thank aquauomo
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing castle with a self-guided tour. Entry is free with Stockholm card. Tour guides are also available in English. In the summer you can reach the castle the boat. And in the winter we train and bus. Only 30 minutes away. The surrounding Villages also very interesting. It has several nice restaurants and shops. Relaxing parks on the waterfront are... More 

Thank banston81
Göteborg, Sverige
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Gripsholms slott is one of the one of the castle commissioned by King Gustav Vasa, who is considered to be the most influential king Sweden has ever had. It was from beginning a fortress but most of the time the castle has been a home to royalty, as well as a prison for royalty. Nowadays the castle is the proud... More 

Thank Kenneth J
Plouhinec, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had to rush through the castle because it already closes at 16:00 hrs, which of course is a bit ridiculous. Anyway, it's a wonderful castle/palace in a totally different style than Versailles or Potsdam. It has rooms that are extensively decorated in wood (very LOTR) and an overall much more sober appearance. Highlight is the fully functional theatre space.... More 

Thank immorissal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Gripsholm Castle in August 2016 and did one of their guided tours in English there. The guide spoke excellent English but I felt that somehow all of the castle's history wasn't completely covered (I had some previous knowledge of it too). A shame the castle closed only 15 minutes after the tour finished, so the time afterwards... More 

Thank Lydia H
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We only went into the castle because we had arrived by boat from Stockholm and it started to pour - we went into the castle to take cover! So our visit was quite rushed - we had been under the illusion there was a cafe but no! However the castle is very interesting especially, for us, the paintings of the... More 

Thank fourviolets
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped in Mariefred for a couple of hours and had a chance to explore the castle and grounds. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to take the inside tour. The castle sits on Lake Mälaren, the third largest lake in Sweden. Views from the city, across the water are simply fantastic. Between the city and the castle is a... More 

1 Thank Ronald D
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

An easy stroll from Mariefred with lunch bought at the supermarket in town and then visited this castle today knowing very little about the building. Housing the largest portrait collection was very interesting. We were more interested though in the architecture and furniture. Well presented but make sure you pick up the free booklet before you enter.

Thank ingrid08_11

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