Discover King Karl Johan's summer palace on Royal Djurgården

Welcome to Rosendal Palace on Royal Djurgården! The palace is open from 15 June to 13 August for guided tours. Rosendal Palace is a unique record of the European Empire style, also known in Sweden as the Karl Johan style.

The palace remains largely unchanged since the time of King Karl Johan. The interiors feature mahogany furniture and brightly coloured wall-to-wall carpets and curtains.

Palace tours

The palace is open from 15 June to 13 August for guided tours from Tuesday to Sunday. Tours take around 45 minutes. Our expert guides will guide you through the palace, detailing its royal history, its architectural history and its interiors. The guided tours are given in both Swedish and English. To take part in the tour, buy your entry ticket at the palace immediately before the tour begins.

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The Royal Gift Shop

Products inspired by the Royal Collections will be on sale at the entrance to the palace. These include postcards and publications with a connection to Rosendal Palace.

The surroundings and café

Explore the buildings at Rosendal that King Karl XIV Johan had built in the 19th century. Rosendal has signs detailing the history of the buildings, enabling visitors to take a self-guided walk. Next to Rosendal Palace are Rosendal Gardens, including a café and farm shop. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch amid attractive surroundings.

Renovation work

Renovation work has started at Rosendal Palace. This means that certain rooms cannot be visited. During the summer, the renovation work will affect the Library, the Blue and Yellow Cabinet and the Blue Drawing Room.

Rosendal Palace is home to one particular object that King Karl XIV Johan prized very highly: a French table made entirely from Sèvres porcelain. He was given the table by the French King Louis Philippe I in 1843. The image shows a detail from the Sèvres table, which is kept in the Lantern Room at Rosendal Palace.