Drottningholm Palace. Photo: The Royal Court/Alexis Daflos.
Drottningholm Palace is the best preserved 17th century royal palace in Sweden, and is representative of all royal architecture in Europe during that period.
The Palace was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, using French influences as a model, and was commissioned by Queen Hedvig Eleonora. A number of royal personages have since left their mark on the Palace.
During the summer season, which begins on 1 May, all the attractions at Drottningholm are open and the Palace Park is in full bloom.
Find out more about garden events in the Palace Park.