Easter at Gripsholm

During Easter weekend, we will be opening the gates to Gripsholm Castle. Take a trip to Mariefred and visit one of our most popular castles.

Gripsholm is open during Easter 29 March to 1 April. Here you can wander through four centuries of history. There are rooms dating from the times of the Vasa kings, King Gustav III's theatre, canons, winding passageways, an armoury, King Erik XIV's prison and Leo the lion, who looks unlike any other lion in the world.

You can explore the castle by yourself at your own pace. During Easter weekend, family tours will be given in Swedish.

Fashion Safari and Beard Hunt

Bring the children! Our image hunts ensuring a fun and educational visit. The images on the activity sheets are taken from some of the castle's hundreds of portraits, which feature a great variety of follicle fashions!

Carry out the tasks by yourself during ordinary opening hours. The activity is suitable for children of all ages.

Easter café

In the Kronköket kitchen at the castle's inner court yard you can also have a Swedish "fika". Coffe, cakes, buns and hot dogs will be served.
Open from 12:30 to 14:30.

The Royal Gift Shop

Visit the castle's gift and souvenir shop. Here, you will find products with a connection with objects from the Royal Collections.
Open from 12:00 to 15:00.

Vasa walk in the palace park

Follow in the footsteps of King Gustav Vasa around Gripsholm Castle. The walk will take you on a historic tour around the grounds of the castle. What was the purpose of the four towers? Where was King Erik XIV imprisoned? Where were King Gustav Vasa's cannon hatches? The free app 'Kungliga promenader' (Royal Walks) will guide you.

Hjorthagen Nature Reserve

If you want to spend a full day here, the Hjorthagen Nature Reserve are ideal for picnics, playing and walking.

Take a trip to Gripsholm this Easter. Photo: Dick Norberg/Royalpalaces.se

Explore the exciting Gripsholm Castle by yourself. Children activities makes the self guided tour into a voyage of discovery. Photo: Kate Gabor

Meet Gripsholm's celebrity lion, Leo. You can find him inside the castle. Photo: Alexis Daflos/Royalpalaces.se

Go on a fashion safari through the castle's winding passageways and grand rooms. A map is available at the front desk, where children can also claim their reward after completing the task.

Welcome to a royal kitchen dating 1773. Kronköket will be open on Easter weekend, and refreshments will be served. Photo: Hans Thorwid

The Vasa Tower, the Grip Tower, the Prison Tower and the Theatre Tower has played important roles in the castle's history. The guide app 'Kungliga promenader' will give you a free tour "Vasa walk" in the palace grounds. Photo: Raphael Stecksén