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The palace is still in use by the Royal family (but more like an office than living quarters; the Royal "home" is at Drottningholm). I've only visited parts of the Royal Palace so far, I took a guided tour of the Royal apartments, which includes the State Apartments, The Guest Apartments, The Bernadotte Apartments, The Hall of State and The Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry. I had a really great time here. The Palace was a 'palace' as you might expect it. I really loved the way the guide showed us around. We heard some 'important' facts about the palace, told with a smile in a joking way, hahaha, making the tour a great thing to do. Did you know for example that the palace has ONE more room than Buckingham Palace, lol ;-) But my best memories of the visit to the palace is of the room "Festvåningen", it is really beautiful! It is the largest room in the palace and it has exquisite furniture and wall decorations.

There are several of opportunities each day, during opening hours, to take part in the regular guided tours of the palace (included in the admission price). These tours cannot be booked in advance. It is best to check the website of the Royal Palace to find out about the times of the tours. There are tours held in Swedish and in English.

Opening hours of the Royal Apartments in 2007:
1 Feb - 14 May: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 15:00
15 May - 31 May: Daily 10:00 - 16:00
1 June - 31 Aug: Daily 10:00 - 17:00
16 Aug - 31 Aug: Daily 10:00 - 16:00
1 Sep - 30 Dec: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 15:00
2 Jan - 6 Jan: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 15:00
7 Jan - 31 Jan: closed

NB : The Royal Apartments are liable to be closed due to state visits and official receptions.

Phone: +46-8-402 61 30
Website: http://www.royalcourt.se

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2007
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