500 years of King Gustav Vasa

At Gripsholm – King Gustav Vasa's castle, featuring Sweden's best preserved settings from his time – the Vasa jubilee will be celebrated in 2023 with talks, a series of concerts, themed tours and much more.

2023 is a double jubilee year for Sweden. The year marks both HM The King's 50th jubilee and the 500th anniversary of Gustav Vasa's election as king of Sweden at the parliamentary session in Strängnäs on 6 June 1523 – a decisive moment for Sweden's development as a nation.

Five hundred years after the royal election in Strängnäs, the spotlight will be on Gripsholm as a national monument and the Swedish castle that is most closely associated with King Gustav Vasa. The man and his life will be revealed and discussed from every angle during 2023.

There will be Vasa-themed events at Gripsholm Castle including concerts, tours, children's activities and park walks, focusing on the castle itself, its defence, politics and Gustav Vasa's family.

The year of Vasa events begins with talks in April, season opening with Vasa tours from May onwards, a jubilee-themed series of concerts during the summer, and a series of talks in the autumn. Vasa-themed activities will also take place during the Easter and autumn holidays.

There will be extra celebrations during the "birthday" of Gripsholm Catsle on 10 August.


Tickets for these programme events will be released on 1 March 2023.


Easter holiday: The castle is open for stroll round, the café and gift shop are open

Season opening

Season opening from May: The Castle is open daily for stroll round
Vasa image hunt, a daily children's activities from May
Vasa Walks in the Palace park, new guided tour in the park app 'Royal Walks'
Vasa tours from May (the tours are in Swedish, but can be prebooked for groups in English and German)

Jubilee concerts

The Romeo & Julia Chorus
Mass for the New Vasa King
Jubilee comic songs
Lute music on the move
A voyage of discovery by harp and bassoon
O Thou Blessed Land

National Day

Sweden's National Day 6 June at Gripsholm Castle

Castle's birthday party

Gripsholm Castle's birthday on 10 August with special programme

Autumn holiday

Extra opening days and events for children, program will be comming later on

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