Skokloster Castle is one of the most beautiful Baroque castles in the world, situated in lovely surroundings on the shore of Lake Mälaren. The castle was built between 1654 and 1676 for Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel, during Sweden’s period as a Great Power in the 17th century. The magnificent white building with its four towers is the largest private residence ever built in Sweden and carries numerous memories and items from past times.
In 1701, Skokloster became an Entitled Estate, a form of ownership which prohibits the owner from selling or giving away parts of the estate. Thus, its vast collection was not dispersed, and the castle has remained almost untouched. You can experience the interiors as they were 350 years ago. The count’s room is furnished in the same way as it was then and in the unfinished banqueting hall many of the builders’ tools remain.
Visit the Wrangel state apartment on your own or take a guided tour through beautiful rooms and halls that are filled with original furnishings from different centuries. There is magnificent arts and crafts, thrilling paintings and the castle also has also a large armoury. There are beautiful items wherever you look – furniture, paintings, textiles, glass, porcelain and more.
Enjoy a tour, go on a castle safari and have a look in the museum shop.
In the summer you can take boats to Skokloster Castle from Stockholm, Uppsala and Sigtuna.