Located in the municipality of Ekerö, the Drottningholm Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Stockholm. Originally built in the late sixteenth century and is one of the properties that belong to the Swedish Royal Family, and where they currently reside, King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Silvia. But, if you want to know more about the most important palace in Stockholm and the Swedish Royal Family you should not miss our Free Walking Tours in Stockholm in english and spanish.
The original building of Drottningholm was built in 1580 but suffered a fire in 1661, and the reconstruction was in charge by the architects Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, and later his son Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, that got in charge of the finishing after the death of his father.
The Drottningholm Palace was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and is one of the main tourist attractions in Stockholm, since in addition to being the residence of the Kings of Sweden, it is a place that invites to walk and rest in the fresh air.
How to get to the Drottningholm Palace with Public Transport?
Going to the palace is very simple with Public Transportation. Read more in our post about everything related to Public Transport in Stockholm!
While there is a very useful mobile application that you can download (in our post are both links for Android and Apple), and will indicate the route from the exact place you are to the Palace, one of the simplest ways is to take the green metro line to Brommaplan and from there any of the buses 176, 177, 323, 311. (Most of the buses that go in that direction go through Drottningholm, but if you want to be sure, do not hesitate to ask the driver , almost all speak English)
What to do in Drottningholm?
Once there, you can go inside and visit parts of the Palace and visit some of the most beautiful rooms. Tickets are purchased in the same place.
If you go on a “low cost” plan, strolling through the gardens and having a picnic under the many trees that surround the palace is really worth it. And it’s free!
Another option, if you are not a fan of blankets and picnic baskets, take a FIKA in the cafeteria that is there. Don’t you know what a FIKA is? Read our post about FIKA. You will love the FIKA as much as we do!