This Royal Palace is a private residence, home to the Royal Family of Sweden. Built in the 17th century, it has magnificent vast gardens, court theater and the Chinese pavilion. The palace was upgraded from a royal manor, which already existed during Gustav Vasa's time. Nicodemus Tessin designed it in 1662 for Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Now on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the palace got its name in the 1570s under King Johan III who had build it for Katarina Jagellonica. It was purchased by Queen Hedvig Eleonora in 1661 and was destroyed by fire the same year. Nicodemus Tessin completed the new palace and designed the French-inspired Baroque garden, which is still there. In 1744 Drottningholm Palace, was gifted as a wedding present to Princess Lovisa Ulrika of Prussia by King Fredrik I, upon her marriage to the Swedish heir apparent Adolf Fredrik.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Brommaplan