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Gripsholms Castle

Mariefred, Strängnäs

Gripsholm Castle houses a unique collection of furniture and artworks spanning four centuries. The castle was built in the 16th century at the initiative of Gustav Vasa and its most famous 16th-century state apartment is Duke Karl’s Chamber, which is one of Sweden’s best-preserved interiors of this era. During Sweden’s period as a great power, significant changes and additions were made on the orders of Queen Hedvig Eleonora.

The castle’s attractions include one of Europe’s best-preserved 18th-century theatres, which Gustav III had fitted out in one of the castle’s round Renaissance towers.

Gripsholm Castle is also internationally famous for its large collection of portraits – the National Portrait Collection – comprising portraits of notable people from the reign of Gustav Vasa to the present day. The castle’s interiors can most easily be visited in the summer months, either independently or on a guided tour. Pre-booked groups are welcome all year round.

Contact information

Gripsholms slott
Gripsholms slott
Phone: +46-15910194
Booking: +46-15910194

E-mail: info.gripsholms-slott@royal...
Website: https://www.kungligaslottet...

Opening hours

  1. TodayClosed
  2. FridayClosed
  3. Saturday11:30-16:00
  4. Sunday11:30-16:00
  5. MondayClosed
  6. TuesdayClosed
  7. WednesdayClosed

April: Sat–Sun, Holidays 12:00–15:00
May–September: Daily 10:00–16:00
October–November: Sat–Sun 12:00–15:00

5-7 January 12:00–16:00
30 March- 2 April 12:00–15:00
1-2 November 10:00–16:00

Open year round for pre-booked groups, see Group Visits

Public holidays
Good Friday – open
Easter Sunday – open
Easter Monday – open
May 1 – open
Ascension Day – open
Sweden's National Day – open
Whit Monday – open
Midsummer Eve – open
Midsummer Day – open
All Saints Day – open

Price information

Adults SEK 130
Adults in full-time education SEK 65
Children 0–17 years free entrance when accompanied by a parent or guardian

Public transportation


By car
Approx. 60 km south of Stockholm: E20 towards Strängnäs/Eskilstuna, exit 139 for Mariefred and Gripsholms slott. Free parking for visitors to the castle.

By train
From Stockholm Central towards Eskilstuna, get off at Läggesta (approx. 40 mins). Connecting bus from there (approx. 3 km to Mariefred).
SJ route information: +46 771-75 75 75

Alternatives from Läggesta:
Taxi: +46 152-186 00
Heritage steam train from Läggesta to Mariefred in the summer months: +46 159-210 00

By boat
Steamer S/S Mariefred from Stockholm to Mariefred, every day except Mondays during the summer: +46 8-669 88 50 [link to external website, opens in new window]

By own boat
There is a guest harbour in Mariefred.


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  • Parkering
  • Bussparkering
  • Historisk plats