Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Drottingholm Palace is a World Heritage Site because of its beauty and important history. It is comparable to Versailles. Check out the Court Theater and the Chinese Pavilion.
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FranDN87
Bellinzona, Switzerland6 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
A visit to the palace is not worth the ticket price (140 SEK). A few slightly shabby-looking rooms accompanied by meagre explanations of what is on display. It could be done better for the potential of the place. The garden is well kept and very large, ideal for a nice walk and to relax for a few hours...
Written 20 August 2021
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Erik_Virginia
McLean, Virginia81 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
If you’re into palaces you should definitely go - it’s beautiful and the corners cut here and there due to lack of resources compared to Versailles etc is a feature not a bug at this point. However, the presentation of it is severely lacking. Looks kind of dirty and disorganized with minimal explanations of what you see. And, as noted by other reviewers have noted, the staff is not particularly helpful. Could be borderline world class, but they settled for very, very good basic attraction and no effort at all.
Written 26 July 2021
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Vicky_The_explorer
New Delhi, India317 contributions
Dec. 2019
Drottningholm Palace is around one hr by ferry from main city..
Its another palace .It was originally built in the late 16th century, and it served as a regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court for most of the 18th century. Apart from being the private residence of the Swedish royal family, the palace is a popular tourist attraction.
Written 10 November 2020
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AllegraLC
Puchong, Malaysia417 contributions
May 2019
This palace is modelled against the French Chateaux. Should you have been to The Versailles, it might not be up to your expectation. Since I have not been to The Versailles, I found it worth visiting. We took a boat to and fro the pier near Stockholm City Hall. We bought the ticket for SEK 340 per pax from the ticket booth at the pier. This ticket is inclusive of the entrance to the the royal residence of the palace. It was a scenic and relaxing boat ride. However, we should have taken a bus back from the palace to have a different experience of the street view.

Beside the palace, there are a few attractions within the palace compound such as the Chinese Pavilion, the theatre, the church, and the garden. You have to pay extra for additional attractions which you can select from the different ticket offered. Due to time constraint, we only visited the palace and part of the garden. The garden is an ideal place for a leisure stroll in a sunny and breezy spring.
Written 11 April 2020
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Mondolina
Bucharest, Romania99 contributions
Apr. 2019
I've been here twice - the first time in the winter time, and the second time in spring season. Both visits where extremely satisfying, even though we had the chance to only explore the gardens. The third time we plan to visit the interiors too, and the Chinese Pavilion!
Written 4 March 2020
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2013TheSwede
Bromma, Sweden367 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Perfect place for a walk or run with or without kids or dogs and explore European/Swedish history.
Only downside is the 15 SEK/h charge for parking
Written 28 February 2020
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
Aug. 2019
Easy to get to from Stockholm using train and bus. This private home of the Swedish Royal family built in late 16th century is well maintained old luxury. The tour through the castle was informative and showed many beautiful and historic rooms. The grounds were green when we visited in August and it was pleasant to wander. I can see why it was compared to Versailles.
Written 16 February 2020
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irwin l
4 contributions
Mar. 2019
The palace is not so spectacular as the Tsars' in Russia, but still worth the visit. The changing of the guard is the time to go, but it is quite crowded.
Written 14 February 2020
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Aussie252
Perth, Australia305 contributions
Dec. 2019
Easy to get to my public transport. Train to Brommaplan and easy to find the various buses adjacent to the station. An added bonus of seeing a little bit outside the city and travel on transport used by the locals.

This is a beautiful estate to visit. I would have been be happy just to walk around the outside. The view of the palace, the lake, the landscaping and the beautiful gardens are aesthetically pleasing.

We did take the palace tour and it is very interesting. Beautifully presented, the opportunity to view various state rooms provides an insight into the excessive opulence & lunacy of the privileged few of that time. Wonderful furniture, fittings and art on display. Beautiful main staircase and carvings. Views to the Garden from inside remarkable and not to be missed.

We had the added bonus of the Christmas market. If only my suitcase and baggage allowance was bigger....

Highly recommended.
Written 18 January 2020
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Ivan Campos
Sao Paulo, SP63 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
This is the palace on which the Royal Family of Sweden actually resides. It’s got a beautiful garden with fountains and a maze. Guided tours are available throughout the year both in Swedish and English. If you’re lucky you might even get a glimpse of some of the royals through some of the large windows.
Written 3 January 2020
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