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Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred

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Gripsholm Castle (Swedish: Gripsholms slott) is a castle in Mariefred, Södermanland, Sweden. It is located by lake Mälaren in south central Sweden, in the municipality of Strängnäs, about 60 km west of Stockholm. Since Gustav Vasa, Gripsholm has belonged to the Swedish Royal Family and was used as one of their residences until the 18th century. It is now a museum, but is still considered to be a palace at the disposal of the King and as such it is part of the Crown palaces in Sweden.
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  • One of my favorite visits to a castle ever. The painted wooden ceilings are extraordinary. Stop into the charming town of Mariefred afterwards for lunch. A picture perfect day trip from Stockholm. 
    One of my favorite visits to a castle ever. The painted wooden ceilings are extraordinary. Stop into the charming town of Mariefred afterwards for lunch. A picture perfect day trip from Stockholm.  more »
  • Gripsholm castle is the most surprising building in the beautiful town of Mariefred. It deserve a visit. It has a relaxing and well-kept garden, with a view on the lake Mälaren. It can be visited... 
    Gripsholm castle is the most surprising building in the beautiful town of Mariefred. It deserve a visit. It has a relaxing and well-kept garden, with a view on the lake Mälaren. It can be visited...  more »
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  • Nice Swedish castle in a cute quaint town. Takes ~3hrs to see everything depending on how thorough and detailed in your observation you want to be. This castle has a huge portrait and painting collection, which they actively add to with current royalty and political figures. The theatre inside is a must see, has a quiet otherworldly vibe. Lots of couples seem to come here for wedding photos outside.
  • Beautiful castle with an awesome painting collection. The rooms are very well preserved. It feels like traveling back in time, getting lost in the numerous rooms. Bring some time when visiting, there is lots to see. The tour (one English tour a day) gives a great overview and is amazing value for money (30sek for 1h and a great guide). But you can spend lots of time exploring the 3 different floors. One of the best castles I have been in as it really transports you back in time. The theater is stunning. The gardens are beautiful as well but don’t need as much time as the castle.

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