Welcome to Gripsholm Castle and the picturesque town of Mariefred. Wander through the castle, come on a guided tour, see the collection of portraits, visit the Royal Gift Shop and stroll around the island on which the castle stands. The castle is open weekend until November.
Gripsholm Castle stands next to the small town of Mariefred, with its winding streets and historic church. The castle was built by King Gustav Vasa, rebuilt by King Karl IX, and extended by Queen Hedvig Eleonora and King Gustav III.
The castle is home to Sweden's best-preserved rooms from the time of King Gustav Vasa and one of Europe's best-preserved 18th century theatres, which King Gustav III had installed in one of the castle's round renaissance towers.
The portrait collection at Gripsholm Castle is internationally renowned. This is the Swedish State Portrait Collection, with more than 4,500 works including portraits of significant historical figures dating from King Gustav Vasa's reign to the present day.
Gripsholm Castle is just over an hour from Stockholm by car. Combine your visit with a walk in Hjorthagen Nature Reserve and shopping and dining in the picturesque town of Mariefred.