One of Europe's finest carriage collections is open to the public at the Royal Stables. Amongst the carriages are the well-known state coaches, one of which dates back to 1897. The most regularly used carriage today is Karl XV´s parade coupé, which is always used to transport new ambassadors to the Royal Palace of Stockholm during formal audiences.
Coaches and sleighs from 1840 to present are stored in the garrets of the carriage house.
The oldest and most fragile carriages are protected against damp and mould in rooms on the ground floor.
The State Coach (picture above) was constructed for King Oskar II's 25th anniversary as regent in 1897. It was built by Adolf Freyschuss Hofvagnsfabrik in Stockholm and cost SEK 7,958 to make.
Purchased by Karl XV in 1859 from Lauenstein & Co. Hamburg, Germany.
Made in Copenhagen by F.C Schultz in circa 1890.
Brought in from Germany by Queen Victoria.