On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland. Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa's castle, as it was he who built the castle here in 1537.
Take time to wander slowly through the many rooms and winding passages. Gripsholm Castle is filled with over five-hundred years of history.
See the Swedish State's collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day musician and composer Benny Andersson.
At Gripsholm you can take a royal stroll around the romantic castle grounds or meet the royal deer at the Hjorthagen nature reserve.
Come to Gripsholm and immerse yourself in Swedish history.
Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se