Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
The palace is the chosen residence of the monarchs King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia. Their official residence is actually The Royal Palace located in the old town Gamla Stan in the city of Stockholm itself. Drottningholm Palace provides a scenic escape with unparalleled exclusivity in the countryside it resides in.
Drottningholm Palace can be reached via a 50-minute boat journey from the ferry docks beside City Hall. The boat ride is an interesting journey itself as the ferry passes beautiful scenery and small islands along the way.
On approach to the palace, the sheer imposing size and beauty of the structure can be seen and a good photo opportunity arises from the water.
The Drottningholm residence is a UNESCO World Heritage site representing the European architecture of the 18th century. One of the unique aspects of this palace is that the public is free to walk around the grounds and also do a tour of the interior of the palace. Unfortunately when I visited the palace, the interior was closed to the public so I was unable to do that tour. I spent my afternoon walking around the grounds and enjoying the vastness of the entire property.
Many people bring food and drinks with them to enjoy a picnic in the summer months because the palace grounds are full of green areas and places to rest for a while in the sun.
The gardens are all well maintained and it is interesting to see the endless walls of hedging and trees that line several of the paths that are used to navigate the property.
It is best to set aside a day for this trip to Drottningholm Palace, the ferry journey provides several scenic photo chances with some of the most scenic green areas I have witnessed to date. So overall, this day trip is something you should not miss out on when visiting Stockholm.
How to get there:
Ferry from City Hall in Stockholm, show in the map below.