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Sofiero Slott

Sofierovagen, Helsingborg, Sweden
+46 42 102500
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Helsingborg
Type: Castles, Gardens
Owner description: Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish royalty. The magnificent heritage of thousands of rhododendrons, beds, borders and... more » Owner description: Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish royalty. The magnificent heritage of thousands of rhododendrons, beds, borders and kitchen gardens is carefully tended by a team of dedicated experts. In 2010, Sofiero was voted Europe’s Best Park.Sofiero is situated just north of the town of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Interesting exhibitions in the palace and a variety of exciting events and activities in the beautiful park and gardens are some of the things you can look forward to when planning your visit. The season, during which the palace, shops, restaurant and café are open for visitors, starts March 31 and ends in September. However, you are welcome to visit Sofiero for a guided tour, a walk in the park and a chance to enjoy the view over the strait of Öresund to Denmark at any time of the year. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I spent Midsummer there last year and liked the place a lot - there is a huuuuge garden to wander through with beautiful rhododendrons in May-June, cute buildings and a few interesting sculpture areas. The view towards the sea definitely makes it a great spot for picnic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went here with my wife, and from a man's perspective, there isn't much that appeals to me in this place. Lots and lots of different flowers for one who might be into that kind of thing, and nice small gift shops for those who want to buy some of the stuff back home. The garden is nice, and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visiting the former royal castle of Sofiero, with it's astounding gardens and breathtaking view over the Öresund sound, is something every visitor to Helsingborg should do, especially in the spring/summer when the garden is at its best. Sofiero is the place for romantic walks, family picnics and musical entertainment, and is recommended for everyone, despite age.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The gardens are large with different design of different gardens: lush vs. more victorian. It is lovely to walk around the garden, and admire the flowers. On top of that, the history of the castle is interesting. While I was visiting, a guide belonging to the castle offered to share more about the history of the place and the royal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This castle is surprising as it is not full of furniture and paintings as most British castles are. However some rooms show how the royalty would have lived years ago and a very entertaining film is shown in another room. There is an art exhibition which gave rise to lots of discussions on our visit. The castle also has a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Sofiero castle used to be the reigning king of Sweden´s summer house, but now a days it's open for the public. The gardens are some of the most beautiful in Sweden and a few times a year they have popular exhibitions. On the higher grounds you have spectacular views over the sund and Denmark. A few evenings during the summer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The garden that surrounds the former Swedish kings summer palace is a public park and so tranquil and beautiful. In end of May7beginning of June when the 10.0000 rhododenrom are in full bloom this garden i magic. The garden is however beautiful all year round. You also have a spectaclular view over Öresund to Denmark. The palace ís hosting a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This excellent garden in Helsingborg is a must for lovers of flowers, nice views and a bit of royal history. Pick rhododendron time in June if possible but the park is beautiful year around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was a summer castle to the swedish kings´s grandfather. Nowadays the castle is open to the public. The garden is well worth a visit. There are a lot of flowers and a playing spot for the children. It is beautifully situated at the channel between Sweden and Denmark and has a view over to Denmark

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Former summer castle of Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf donated to Helsingborg city in 1971 after the kings death. Overlooking the Straits and Elsinore castle. Got a lovely park especally in the spring when the rhodendrons bloom. ( a great interest of the king) In the castle is one of Helsingborgs best restaurants. fairly expensive with nice meals During the... More

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