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Address: Sofierovagen, Helsingborg, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 42 102500

Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish...

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.

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Breathtaking place with tranquility.

It is a serene place you can easily spend 2-3 hours without getting bored. The view of the sea from the castle is worth the visit. Its hardly 15-20 min drive from helsingborg... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a serene place you can easily spend 2-3 hours without getting bored. The view of the sea from the castle is worth the visit. Its hardly 15-20 min drive from helsingborg train station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sofiero gives one the taste of the former royal Swedish life... A majestic "castle" (more like a mansion) built in 1865 as one of the royal family's country mansions and later donated to the city of Helsingborg, today it is a museum with a magnificent heritage of flowering beds and kitchen gardens. We toured the gardens and each section was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At any time of the year it is always a pleasure to be there. There is always something to look at. This time around there where still a lot of flowers blooming and the apples ready to harvest. It was quiet and not crowded this time around. Look forward to my next visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself is ok, nothing extravagant though. Sweden has this habit calling everything "castles" . It is actually a mansion, just a summer house for royal people, nicely and originally decorated with lot of art, paintings done by the royal family, some show some talent some others lack the impact. I walked through all and watched everything that was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sofiero The story of one of Sweden’s most famous castles begins in 1864 when prince Oscar with his wife Sophia of Nassau visits the city of Helsingborg. They fall in love with the beautiful views, the lush greenery and the closeness to Denmark and decides to build their summer house here. Sophie-ro, later Sofiero, translates into Sophie’s peace and once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sofiero is an amazing gardens, but take time to visit the museum inside the castle too. The history will appeal to anyone interested in royalty - but this is royalty Swedish style. Relaxed & creative. Having visited the grounds many times there are highlights whatever the time of year - but Spring & Summer are musts for those interested in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mid september 24 gr. in the sun and a fantastic surrounding, been here many times but today it was the most beutifull day, not many people so peace and quit

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing gardens just north of Helsingborg. Bus 8 takes you there from downtown in about 10 minutes. The gardens, with the castle in the middle, are beautiful all year round. Truly a gem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We reached the place actually by accident. From the outside seemed small and we almost didn't buy the tickets since they were a bit expensive (100 SEK). However, we came out of the place absolutely happy. It is HUGE and full of places to contemplate. I think the best season for attending to Sofiero Slott would be summer-early autumn. Enjoy... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Castle have interesting architecture but not expect effect yay when you enter.The castle is not remarkable but the gardens are wonderful. The place is quiet and in regards to relaxing nature walks.

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