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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.

Zarah Leander

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Superstar Zarah Leander used to sleep over in this upper floor suite after lavish cocktail parties. The private balcony, sea view, jacuzzi and living room make it a perfect fit for primadonnas like Zarah.



Many primadonnas have slept in this building (Sea Wing) after extravagant parties or sporty weekends. One of them was the stubborn and tenacious Zarah Leander, who had a similar temperament to the former ruler of Häringe, Agneta Horn, whose father, Gustav Horn, erected this building to begin with. Ernst Rolf, the famous Swedish singer and revue actor, discovered 22-year-old Zarah when she approached him during a guest performance in Norrköping to tell him how talented she was. A couple of years later, this girl from the woods of Sweden – despite a few misfortunes and occasional detours – was a famous movie star in Germany. Zarah became so popular that during the Second World War, she was the highest paid actress in the Third Reich – a fact that annoyed the Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels, who would have preferred a pure, native German to hold the honoured position.


When Zarah Leander eventually returned to Sweden, she was welcomed with only a lukewarm reception. Many people were wary of her Nazi ties and distanced themselves from the starlet. The same happened to Axel Wenner-Gren after his attempts to help Hermann Göring solve Nazi conflicts with the British. Axel also wrote several letters to the US president, instructing him on how to act in the war. Some might say that Axel’s pompous personality had something do to with the way he was treated, but here at Häringe, he, Marguerite, Zarah, and Revue King Karl Gerhard enjoyed many good dinners together, without any consideration of all the public drama that had taken place in the palace over the centuries.

Room type Suite
Room size 41 sqm
Bed 210 cm
Extra bed Yes
Shower Yes
Jacuzzi Yes
Bathroom & slippers Yes
Toiletries Malin + Goetz
Desk Yes
WiFi Free
TV 42"
Decorative tile oven Yes
Pets Yes
View Sea
Balcony Yes
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