The huge walls of the city castle show from afar that this building plays a major role in Stockholm. It used to stand for the medieval Vasaburg, which was completely destroyed by the devastating fire of 1697. In the place of the former fairytale castle rose in the year 1754 - like Phoenix from the ashes - an impressive baroque building in the Italian style. The city residence of the Swedish royal family presents itself with its square layout as huge colossal as distant and cool. The workplace of the Swedish king is one of the largest inhabited castles in the world. Since the royal family only has their official city residence here and actually lives at Drottningholm Palace, the palace offers plenty of space for extraordinary museums and exhibitions in addition to the representative rooms.The history of the castle can be traced in the Museum Te Kronor, while treasure-hugging jewels and the imperial insignia of keys, orb and scepter are kept in the treasury. There are also various crowns, swords and a huge silver baptismal font to admire. The armory impresses with military exhibits, but also bizarre features, such as the stuffed horse King Gustav II Adolf or the face mask Gustav III. present themselves to the curious viewer. Also interesting are the royal representative rooms with the castle church, which give a vivid picture of the life of the royal family. Always a welcome spectacle is the daily changing of the guard at the Royal Palace on the Schlossplatz. On time at 12:15 pm (one hour later on Sundays and public holidays), the military parade often takes place on horseback and with music. However, in Stockholm this popular tourist attraction is limited to the warm summer months, as here it is freezing cold in winter - unlike in mild London.
Visit one of the most impressive palaces in the world, the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The palace dates back to the 18th century and is one of the most interesting historical buildings in Stockholm. Discover the rich history of the Swedish royal family and get to know the daily life of the modern monarchy.
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