Edsberg Castle

Sollentuna, Sweden

The first Edsberg building was constructed of wood around 1630 as an estate for Henrik Olofsson. It was very soon after completion signed over to count Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna who changed it into a manor in 1647. Queen Christina of Sweden visited and stayed in the house in 1645. In 1670, when the manor had been inherited by the son Gabriel Gabrielsson Oxenstierna, King Charles XI of Sweden and the Queen Dowager Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp came for a visit.

The manor later belonged to the Rudbeck family, the first of which was the Over-Governor of Stockholm, Thure Gustaf Rudbeck. In 1760 he replaced the old wooden construction with the stone building still in standing and in use today. The main building was most likely designed by architect Carl Wijnblad in simplified French rococo style and had two floors, plastered façade and two wings.

Malla Silfverstolpe, 1782-1861, grew up in the castle. Her diary gives a vivid and fascinating account of life at Edsberg during this time. The Rudbecks were owners of the castle for about 200 years, upon which the county of Sollentuna assumed ownership in 1959. It has since then been used for higher musical education.

The castle has undergone extensive renovation and housed Sveriges Radios Musikskola (the music school of the Swedish National Radio). It now houses Edsbergs Musikinstitut; the independent chamber music division of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm.

A section of the castle and the garden is rented out for private and corporate events. An art gallery, Edsvik Konsthall, is located on the castle's premises.

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Founded: 1760
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Eduardo Diaz Acero (2 years ago)
The surroundings of the palace are a really nice place to take a walk, when I was there the palace was closed, we will visit it next time.
W W (2 years ago)
Very nice location.
M M (2 years ago)
Good parking spots, nice caffe and park to come and enjoy your time and take a walk along side water
Matthias G (3 years ago)
Pretty location. Big park, large lake, wildlife, boat club, beach, Cafés, Outdoor gym, playgrounds… :-)
step hop (3 years ago)
Very nice and lovely place to be with your family and walk through this beautiful place...there are plenty of ducks and one family of swans. The view is magic and there is no deny that it's one of the best places to have a picnic with your friends ? ❤ ✨ totally recommend if u ever visit Sweden ?
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