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Rosersberg Castle

Our most seen but unknown palace

Rosersberg's geographical locationten kilometres south-west of Arlanda Airport makes this one of Sweden's most frequently seen palaces. When planes take off or land, this otherwise anonymous palace is right in the passengers' line of sight.

Rosersberg was from the very beginning a noble palace. The Oxenstierna family built the first palace on this site in the 1630s. It did not become a royal residence until 1762, when the state gave Rosersberg to Gustaf III's younger brother, Karl XIII. The young prince received a magnificent edifice, but nevertheless he adapted the palace to suit the ideals of the day – the classicist style. He also wanted the palace rooms to be decorated with maritime symbols to commemorate his naval career and his position as commander-in-chief of the Swedish Navy.

Karl XIV Johan and Queen Desideria were the last royals to live in the palace. They spent comfortable and relaxed summers at Rosersberg. The well-preserved interior is almost unchanged since the period of 1795–1860. Among other things, Karl Johan's bed chamber is one of Sweden's finest interiors from the early decades of the nineteenth century.

The extensive park merely adds to the charms of Rosersberg.The palace is open for guided tours during the summer months.


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  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Conference