To see one of the most impressive reminders of Sweden’s glorious history, take the time to visit Skokloster Castle when in Stockholm. This great Baroque building is in a fantastic location which provides striking sights from both outside and within the castle.
A monument to the Age of GreatnessThe middle of the 17th century was a hugely important part of Sweden’s history. It is during this period that this Scandinavian country rose to become one of the most important powers in Europe. This is also the period that saw the construction of the Skokloster Castle, a building which represents this time of extravagant success perfectly. It’s creator, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, was a notorious big spender and a fashion freak who collected antiques, art and specimens. He wanted to build a stately home in European style, showcasing his exotic animals, maps and traveler’s accounts and a well-stocked armory.
A range of classic hallsWhen visiting, stroll through different collections and rooms with titles such as The Armory, The Library, Textile Treasures, Decorative Arts and Paintings. Sitting amid lush green foliage on the shore of Lake Mälaren, the sumptuously styled castle provides an arresting sight. It is Sweden’s largest private palace, a residence which celebrates the finest in classic styles throughout its wonderful halls and rooms.
Discover Stockholm’s PastWhether strolling through the castle grounds, or following an organized tour through the building, a trip to Skokloster Castle is an eye-opening experience. Much of the castle has remained virtually untouched for 300 years, and its grand rooms are full of period furniture and objects of significant interest.
Visitors with an eye for quality will find that the Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel in Stockholm is the perfect base for a trip to Skokloster Castle. While the ancient castle provides a glimpse of a luxurious past, the stylish hotel at Arlanda Airport delivers the finest in modern amenities and service.