Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm PalaceApparently inspired by the style of Versailles, the official year-round home of the current Swedish King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia is considered by many to be one of the most delightful European palaces. Drottningholm Palace is located on wooded island in Lake Malaren. The rococo palace is open to the public, even when the royal family is in residence. Built in 1622 for the Swedish Queen Eleanor, the interior still astounds with its lavish collection of furniture and works of art from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Gilded ceilings and magnificent chandeliers. Fountains and strictly symmetrical gardens encourage more comparisons with the real Versailles.

Visit unforgettable Drottningholm Palace Theatre, the most perfectly preserved in the world theater of the eighteenth century. Where in performances still using original equipment and stage machinery. Originally lit by 400 candles light today comes from an equally dim electric lights shaped flame wooden theater was built in 1766 by the mother of King Gustav III of selected audience of friends and courtiers. Opera and ballet productions of the eighteenth century. Presented today by top European talent (with orchestra playing original music of the period), transported the audience back in time.

Drottningholm Palace is located on 11 km west of Stockholm. Common-hour courses with steam boats (tour on the way) leave from Stadshusbron in Stockholm. For information on performances in the Palace.