Ulriksdal Palace – Royal Djurgården / National City Park

Ulriksdal Park

The Royal National City Park stretches as far as Ulriksdal, which is home to a royal palace with an extensive palace park.

The royal palace of Ulriksdal was built in the 17th century, and an extensive park was created for the palace. Here, one of Sweden's most attractive Baroque gardens was laid out.

When the park ideal of the English romantic style became popular in the late 18th century, 2,000 trees were planted to create a more relaxed park in contrast to the strict, symmetrical Baroque style.

There are several sculptures to see in the park, including Per Lundgren's The Blackamoors Pulling a Net group, which stand on either side of the footbridge across the Igelbäcken stream which flows through the palace park.

The park is home to several buildings dating from the 17th century through to 1860: a royal palace, an orangery, a chapel and an 18th century theatre.

Top image, photo: Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

The royal Ulriksdal Palace is situated in the Royal National City Park. Photo: Catharina Lindgren

There are several sculptures worth seeing in the park. Photo: Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

Detail of Johan Sävenbom's 18th century painting of Ulriksdal Palace and its park.

THE ROYAL WALKS APP

The Royal Walks app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. The text is in Swedish and English, and is illustrated with new and historic photos.

The app includes park walks on various themes in Ulriksdal Palace Park, Tullgarn Palace Park, on South Royal Djurgården and Drottningholm Palace Park.

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Guided tours Open today 12.00-16.00

A guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes. The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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Group Visits Open today 12.00-16.00

Advance bookings are recommended for larger groups. Ulriksdal Palace or the Orangery Museum can be booked June–August.

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The Palace Open today 12.00-16.00

A tour of Ulriksdal Palace gives the visitor an exciting view of interior design spanning from the 1600s to the 1900s. On view are rooms ...

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The Orangery Museum Open today 12.00-16.00

Centrally located in the Ulriksdal Palace grounds beside the palace itself lies the greenhouse built in 1600s. Nowadays the Orangery hous...

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From the time that Jakob dela Gardie built a palace by Edsviken strand, some form of garden and park has also existed at Ulriksdal.

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The Palace Theatre Confidencen Open today 12.00-16.00

Sweden's oldest Rococo theatre, which dates back to 1753, offers both performances and guided tours. In 1976, Princess Christina showed t...

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Ulriksdal Palace has had a chapel since 1662. At that time a chapel was built in the palace's northern wing by architect Jean de la Vallé...

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The Orangery in Ulriksdal Palace Park is housing sale from the Royal Gift Shop. You will also find visit information about the attraction...

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The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are open for visitors. We plan to reintroduce ordinary opening hours for visitor activities at ...

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Ulriksdal Palace, with its beautiful location, was due to become Crown Princess Margareta and Gustaf Adolf's home. But things did not wor...

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Princess Louise was both hard-working and humble. She worked at the front during the First World War, and as Crown Princess and Queen of ...

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