Welcome to Royal Gripsholm Castle!
Attractions include one of Europe’s best preserved theatres from the 18th century, which Gustav III designed in one of the castle’s round Renaissance towers exclusively for himself and his court.
Gripsholm Castle is also internationally renowned for its extensive collection of portraits – the Swedish national collection – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustaf Vasa to the present day, making this into one of the world’s most comprehensive portrait collections.
You can enjoy the nature surrounding Gripsholm with a stroll through the royal deer park and on romantic Slottsholmen, which inspired Kurt Tucholsky to write ‘Schloss Gripsholm, eine sommergeschichte’. Kurt Tucholsky wishes were granted when he was buried in the Mariefred churchyard in the summer of 1936; his grave can still be visited today.
Take the chance to visit our gift shop in the castle, which is a unique present and souvenir shop offering products with a connection to the Royal Collections.
Gripsholm Castle, one of 11 royal palaces in Sweden, is surrounded by the waters of Lake Mälaren and towers majestically over the idyllic, small town of Mariefred.
1 April - 14 May Saturday–Sunday 12:00–15:00
15 May– 30 September Daily 10:00–16:00
1 October–31 November Saturday–Sunday 12:00–15:00
At other times, the castle can be booked for private tours with one of our knowledgeable guides. Opportunity to enjoy lunch or dinner in combination with a castle tour can be arranged for private groups in the castle’s royal kitchens.