Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred: Hours, Address, Gripsholm Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Gripsholm Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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lizade
Stockholm, Sweden152 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a great place to visit, with amazing portraits, lovely room, gorgeous garden. But make sure you take time and don't take the last slot of the day for your visit as 1 hour is not enough to really visit the inside part of the castle.
Written September 5, 2021
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JacquelineRS
Groenekan, The Netherlands43 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This should have been a 4,9. Beautiful castle, absolutely worth going. Nice exposition about migrants to Sweden who made a difference. We missed two names: Louis de Geer, some centuries ago, my greatgreatgreat uncle, who made weapons, cannons, and was quite important for the Swedish history, and Zlatan, who is a positive modern role -model for today’s migrants
Written June 27, 2021
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jolup
Alingsas, Sweden144 contributions
Jul 2020
A very pleasant park/lake shore area surrounds the castle and complements the rather intense historical experience inside the castle.
Written July 14, 2020
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Sybil M
13 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a beautiful, stately castle, in the small, quaint town of Mariefred. But be prepared for the treasure that's inside. The huge bounty of dramatic portraits of historical figures, from Sweden and around the known world is truely outstanding. You are almost overwhelmed by the number of paintings in each room, and as you move on to the next room, again it is the paintings that draw the eye. The guides are very knowledgable. The history of Sweden's rulers are really brought to life because this castle has played a huge role in that history and the multiple portraits of so many of them give color and depth to what could, to many people, be a dry subject. That's not the case at this castle. The downside is time. The tour we took is 45 minutes, and the guides pack a lot of information into that timeframe. It needs to be longer. There were so many rooms we did not see and I would have liked more time in a few ofthe rooms we did see. It is a lovely castle, in a lovely setting.
Written August 24, 2019
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chatwinesque
Lisbon, Portugal111 contributions
Aug 2019
Set in the very beautiful little town of Mariefred, the castle has a very interesting architecture and a stunning collection of portraits - royals, nobility, and culture figures from Sweden.
Written August 22, 2019
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Ulrika S
Västerås, Sweden158 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We went here in August. The castle is beautiful but vast. There are loads and loads of paintings, all of them beautiful, but I would have wanted sone more info by the paintings, just a couple of lines.
Written August 18, 2019
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Dora_Isi
Belgrade, Serbia327 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
If you are into royalty and want to learn more about Swedish history, you should visit it. Located in a small place of Mariefred it gives an insight into court space and there is a huge portrait gallery of kings, queens as well as important Swedish people (both from the past and contemporary).
I must add that I have never seen so welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly staff- they are willing to help you and inform you and make your visit pleasant.
Written August 17, 2019
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ken189852
Stockholm, Sweden20 contributions
Sep 2018
Important to check the times of the English guided Tour, before your visit, to take full advantage of the historicl features.
Written August 9, 2019
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Jonathan K
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Had a nice visit here, beautiful setting and great looking castle. Not worth it to enter with kids though, the tour is only created for adults.
Written August 6, 2019
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KongHans1
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A fantastic collection of painting of royal persons. Wrapped up in a marvelous castle which is worth a visit itself. You should join a guided tour. Our guide was one of the best I have ever experienced, and did the tour in i very professional and knowledgeable way. i don't think he was a regular guide, more a professor working in his vacation:)

Use one hour by yourself in front of the tour, because the tour will not include every room and painting. And my experience is that it is better to go through before than after the guided tour.
Written July 29, 2019
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