Discover the royal cultural heritage in Sörmland

Two of Sweden’s royal palaces are located in Sörmland; Tullgarn and Gripsholm. Stroll through their gardens and parks and let the guides add an extra dimension to your visit.

Gripsholm Castle

Surrounded by Mälaren’s waters Gripsholm Castle towers majestically over the small-town idyll of Mariefred. Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa’s castle. He founded the castle in 1537. Wander the castle’s many rooms and winding corridors and discover its four-hundred-year-old history. Duke Karl’s Chamber from the 16th century and Gustav III’s theatre from the 18th century are just some of the highlights.


Admire the Swedish national portrait collection and portrait of honour. Every year the Gripsholm association selects an honourable Swedish person to have their portrait painted. At Gripsholm you can stroll romantic Slottsholmen island by Gripsholmsviken bay or see royal deer in the Gripsholm deer park nature reserve.

Photo: Peter Holgersson AB

Tullgarn Palace

Tullgarn Palace is located close to Trosa in Sörmland and is one of our most popular royal destinations. The royal summer palace is under one hour by car from Stockholm and is a true solace for the body and soul. Behind its austere façade lies a surprisingly light interior in a style blending the rococo, Gustavian and Victorian periods.

Tullgarn is associated with King Gustav V and Queen Victoria, who spent their summers here at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century. But the palace has been a royal country residence since the 1770s when the state handed over Tullgarn to Duke Fredrik Adolf.

Admire the Duke’s interior design, which is amongst the finest Sweden has to offer. Pause a while in the courtyard and breathe the refreshing sea breeze. Have a cup of coffee in the stables or Orangery. Or lay out your picnic by one of the ponds. Tullgarn Palace is well worth a visit!

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