Waldemarsudde Palace

Stockholm, Sweden

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde is a museum located on Djurgården in central Stockholm. It was the former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen, who discovered the place in 1892, when he rented a house there for a few days. Seven years later he bought the premises and had a new house designed by the architect Ferdinand Boberg, who also designed Rosenbad (the Prime Minister's Office and the Government Chancellery), and erected 1903–1904.

Prince Eugen had been educated as a painter in Paris and after his death the house was converted to a museum of his own and others paintings. The prince died in 1947 and is buried by the beach close to the house.

The complex consists of a castle-like main building completed in 1905, and the Gallery Building, added in 1913. The estate also includes the original manor-house building, known as the Old House and an old linseed mill, both dating back to the 1780s. The estate is set in parkland which features centuries-old oak trees and reflects the prince's interest for gardening and flower arrangement. The Art Nouveau interior, including the tiled stoves, by Boberg are designed in a Gustavian style and makes good use of both the panoramic view of the inlet to Stockholm and the light resulting from the elevated location of the building.

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Alex V (7 months ago)
Nice summer residence for a prince. Gardens over the sea. Easy access with hop-on hop-off boat.
Matthias Heise (8 months ago)
Apart from visiting the Vasa museum this little gem has been our highlight in our 4 days stay at Stockholm. Due to the very high temperatures at Midsommar we escaped the city center to stroll along the park. The entrance to the villa is about 12 Euro but totally worth it. The ticket office is in a smaller housing next to the villa. The tour starts on the left with a gallery of lovely paintings of Swedish art from around the 1900s in the romantic style. The tour continues in the villa right after a tunnel passage. The rooms are just beautiful showing you an extraordinary life style from around 1900 including Vienna modern and art nouveau. The different colors of light from the window blinds and room interior is amazing. Also have a look at the flowers in each room. They are all real and freshly taken from the nursery garden around the corner (can not be visited). Plan for about 1 to 2 hours for this place. I highly recommend taking the bus to the very right eastern end of the island to board one of the SL ferries (line 82, if you got a SL day ticket). It will bring you back downtown (or Vasa museum) with a few stops on the other side of the bay giving you the opportunity the get get some nice photos.
Margie Pigott (9 months ago)
Interesting art exhibitions. The house is set in a beautiful location, nice forest walks nearby.
Keith Wheeler (10 months ago)
Beautifully situated art museum, not overwhelmingly big. Cafeteria sells nice fresh food. The Nickolai Astrup exhibition is very good now.
J R (2 years ago)
Beautiful at first sight but gives so much more if you do a bit if research beforehand. A museum with more than just art. Gives concerts and guided tours on a regular basis
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