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Sea Wing

Gustav Horn had the Lake Wing built in 1650 for his family, and it is the oldest standing building on the palace grounds. Later on, Torsten Kreuger connected the wing with the palace via an underground tunnel, for the ladies' convenience. And for sneaking around.

 

Torsten Kreuger often received female guests and, being the ever-so sweet and considerate host that he was, he didn’t want the ladies to get their hair wet on drizzly days. Therefore, he built this underground path, which directly connects Sjöflygeln with the palace. Then again, there are some who might suggest Mr Kreuger secretly used the path himself to pay sneaky visits to his lady friends.

 

The duke and field marshal Gustav Horn, who took over Häringe at a time when the palace was in a terrible state, erected Sjöflygeln for his family to stay in when they visited Sweden. A visiting archaeologist suggested that an underground path could have already been in place when Gustav was in charge since secret paths were more or less a common custom back then. But no proof has been found to support this hypothesis. Nor has proof been found to confirm a sealed ballroom, rumoured to be located underneath the main stairs. Test drills were made to uncover the truth, but they were cancelled due to the risk of damaging supporting walls. Secret ballroom or not, one thing remains certain: the mystique around Häringe lives on.

Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor's double room is right next to Greta Garbo's and has a dazzling sea view. The extravagant, original interiors will catapult you right back to the 1930's. There's a little lavoir in the room and a proper bathroom right below the spiral staircase.  
Marguerite Wenner-Gren was originally from Texas and through here sister, the celebrated silent movie star Gene Gauntier, she was acquainted with many of the biggest English-speaking celebrities of the time. The Wenner-Grens, for example, had dinner with Charlie Chaplin and spent a lot of time with the scandal-ridden Edward, Prince of Wales, and Mrs Wallis Simpson.

 

Marguerite, who wanted people to notice all of her elegant friends, often threw spectacular parties. On one occasion a young Elizabeth Taylor was invited for lunch at the couple’s apartment on Laboratoriegatan in Stockholm. Ms Taylor, who was accustomed to people waiting for her, was an hour and a half late. When Liz finally showed up and sat down with her hostess, Marguerite told her about their magnificent palace outside the city. Elizabeth announced that she thought it sounded incredibly nice and suggested the lunch continue at Häringe. Who dares to say no to a movie star? The food was wrapped and the entire lunch party was stowed into all available cars (Taylor rode on her own). Naturally, the lunch ran late and Elizabeth stayed the night in this very room.

 

This was not the first time cinematic visitors were received at thepalace. Even before the palace was in the Wenner-Grens’ possession, many of the visitors here were movie stars. Torsten Kreuger’s brother, Ivar, had ownership in the Swedish movie company SF, and he got to know a number of both Swedish and international actors. He brought them to his brother’s palace when he wished to make a special impression.

Attributes
Room type Dubbelrum
Room size 16 sqm
Bed 210 cm
Extra bed No
Bathroom One floor down
Toiletries Malin + Goetz
Desk Ja
Pets Ja
View Sea
WiFi Of course
TV 32"