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The Palace

The old, old palace is really the heart of the property. This is where you hang out all day, where you eat in one of the five dining rooms and where you sip tea in the one of the six parlors. This where jazz blasts through the loudspeakers and where some of our greatest art is hanging. It's the place to be.


Below you will find a detailed list and images of all the dining rooms and parlors at the palace.



The palace was built in 1657, and has had many eccentric owners since. Each owner influenced the property to meet their fancy, usually by investing large sums in outlandish and avant-garde projects. Like for example building Sweden's very first olympic sized outdoor pool, constructing a water slide from the upper floor into the pool, or digging an underground tunnel between buildings to avoid the perils of a rainy day. On the upper floor of the palace, you'll discover a gothic room made out of wooden panels that were smuggled to Sweden from Mary, The Queen of Scots' castle in Scotland. There's also a dungeon where the delinquent were punished in the basement, a golden bathroom upstairs, an ancient and superbly functioning mechanical bowling alley, and a state of the art kitchen that prepares the most delightful Slow Food.


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The entrance to a palace must be quite fabulous and a tad ostentatious. It probably comes with the name. Our palace doors are flanked by two Russian canons from the end of the 16th century. Inside, you'll be greeted by wartime requisites like trumpets and swords, but also cunning photo art and hunting trophies.


On the weekend, you check in by the palace entrance, whereas on weekdays you do so at Ljungberg's House down the road. Just to jazz things up a bit.

Field Marshal Count Gustav Horn built this palace in 1657. He was a warlord in King Gustav II Adolf’s army. Horn received this property in 1628 as a token of the king’s appreciation for his efforts in the war. It was then a wooden palace in very bad shape. The stone palace that replaced the old one was finished in 1657, the same years as Horn died. The trumpet is a souvenir from the battle of Lützen in 1632; it was also used in the 30 year war by the king Gustav II Adolf himself.


The sword is believed to be the one Viking Sote used in his battle with Olav Haraldsson in 1006. The two canons by the entrance are Russian from the end of the 15th century. The floor, the star vaults and the vaults in the stairs are original.


Most of the hunting trophies are from the Wenner-Gren era, but Olle Hartwig shot the only golden deer ever spotted on the peninsula.

Shining armour From 1800
Hunting trophies 98
War trumpet Gustav II Adolf's
Bust Axel Wenner-Gren
WiFi Of course
Rib vault Yes
Floor Stone
Photo Art
Slim Aarons Poolside Gossip
Slim Aarons Penthouse Pool
Martin Richardson Marylin Monroe
Skye Parrott Erik & Julie
Fabrice Malzieu Nipokino 1 & 2
Pia Ulin Under Ytan
John Baldessari Three pieces
Laurent Baheux Lion sur son rocher
Laurent Baheux Lion in Compliance
Jacob Felländer Big Sur
Jonathan Lewis Lemon Sherbet
Larry Sultan Canal
David Gamble Andy Warhol's home