Chinese Pavilion World heritage Drottningholm Sweden

Audioguide to the Chinese Pavilion

Get more out of your visit to the Chinese Pavilion with our audioguide. With it, you can listen to or read about the history of this exotic summer palace.

The free audioguide describes the rooms as you pass through them, including their history, décor and collections. The audioguide is available in Swedish, English and Chinese, and is included in the entry fee.

From the audioguide:
Europeans reasoned that if such fantastic works of art could be produced in China, the country must certainly be a paradise.

A birthday present in time!

A true gem is hidden away on the edge of Drottningholm Park: the Chinese Pavilion. It was a birthday present from King Adolf Fredrik to his wife Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753.

The Queen was delighted. At that time, all things Chinese were the latest fashion and the East India trading companies brought large quantities of tea, spices, silk, porcelain and exclusive works of art to Europe. China was seen as an exotic, mythical country, and the Chinese Pavilion is the embodiment of this oriental fantasy.

You can explore the Chinese Pavilion by yourself during ordinary opening hours:

Top image: The Blue Salon at the Chinese Pavilion. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

Chinese Pavilion World heritage Drottningholm Sweden

This little summer palace in Drottningholm Palace Park was a birthday present to Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753. Today, the Chinese Pavilion is part of the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

Chinese Pavilion World heritage Drottningholm Sweden App

You can explore the Chinese Pavilion by yourself. Listen to the audioguide on your mobile phone. Click on the image for a link to the audioguide. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

Chinese Pavilion World heritage Drottningholm Sweden

The Green Salon at the Chinese Pavilion, one of fifteen rooms described in the audioguide. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

THE CHINESE PAVILION

Find out more about opening days and times here:

Events

Take a tour through the Royal Stables, with its harness room, cars and carriage houses.

Tickets
Drottningholm Palace tour 3 Sep – 11 Dec

You can explore Drottningholm Palace by yourself, but a guided tour will ensure that your visit is particularly memorable.

Tickets
Tour of the Regalia 3 Sep – 18 Dec

The Swedish Regalia are kept in the cellar vaults of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Here you can see crowns used by kings, queens, prince...

Tickets