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Drottningholm Palace

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The Drottingholm Palace is a World Heritage Site because of its beauty and important history. It is comparable to Versailles. Check out the Court Theater and the Chinese Pavilion.
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Ekero | Drottningholm, Stockholm 178 02, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Drottningholm several times over the years. If the weather obliges, the gardens are superb and free of charge. On this occasion however, we decided to do the lot....House, Chinese Pavilion and Theatre. Getting there for the first English tour proved well...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the gardens (free entry) which were slowly waking up to the spring. Excellent views and vibe, nice spots for a picnic, and cute ducklings. If coming from central Stockholm catch the Green Line metro to Brommaplan and then change to one of the many...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drottingolm palace ist beautiful what about the apartments or the garden. If you go there, plan your trip to go to old theather as it is one of 2 existing original theather togerher with that one in Cesky Krumlov where still the theather plays. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive Swedish landmark. Really pleasant to stroll around, and drink in the history. All signs are in English, and explain what you are looking at. The on-site cafe is very popular and excellent quality. (But Swedish prices!). Take care the boat trip back to Stockholm...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited only two royal palace when I visited Europe and this is really a charming palace. I was enamored with the details! A must visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This wonderful building surrounded by a huge lake and wonderful formal gardens is not to be missed if you are visiting Stockholm. There is a lovely Cafe in the grounds and the beautiful Chinese Pavilion which we would love to have seen but it hadn’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

The palace itself is structurally impressive inside and out; and many of the rooms are decorated handsomely with large tapestries, murals, painted ceilings and interesting furnishings. Visitor information is relatively sparse, though an audio or infrequent English guided tour may reveal more; however I didn't...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Can’t compare it with the glamorous palaces in Central Europe but I still find it quite nice, the rooms and interior furnishings..The garden was a little disappointing though..lake was partially frozen..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jonih916
Reviewed April 8, 2019

We took boat trip to this palace. About 50 minutes ride. Nice exhibits. Maybe need more detail descriptions in English.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Mediocre palace, with bad lighting, underwhelming interior (not comparable to versailles, palaces in copenhagen or st.petersburg). Not informative descriptions in the room: difficult to learn anything historical, who is painted in which context etc - not clear. Also cafeteria and other amenities are not developed....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Les L
June 21, 2018|
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Response from TravellingEnjoy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will need to buy boat tickets, the boat ride is 50-60 minutes depending on stops. We had the Stockholm Pass which included free boat fare and all entrance fees at the castle activities.
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rdlc
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Lavarcham | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can access the grounds earlier.
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Lynn C
June 1, 2018|
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Response from KathyJ166 | Reviewed this property |
Many museums are closed on Mondays. Be sure you check that out before you make your schedule. Summer hours (starting mid-June many places) are also different from off peak hours. Check when you get to Stockholm for the most... More
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