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Sofiero Slott

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Address: Sofierovagen, Helsingborg, Sweden
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+46 42 10 25 00

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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This is a very special place in Helsingborg. A very beautiful park with lots to see and enjoy for both adults and children.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place in Helsingborg. A very beautiful park with lots to see and enjoy for both adults and children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Sofiero is always worth a visit whatever the season. This time it was a visit in the evening in the park. The decorating & lighting in the park made the visit beautiful and atmospheric. The Castle shop have nice things to buy and the restaurant good dinner (but little expansive). You can find toilets for free in the park. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 10, 2016

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 October 3, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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 September 25, 2016

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 September 22, 2016

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 September 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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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