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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.

Marguerite's bathroom

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Almost as fresh as ever, the golden bathroom shines in its old glory. The bathtub, toilet and faucets are still the very same as in the 30's, when Marguerite Wenner-Gren and her friends would get ready for lavish cocktail parties in front of the floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
The ceiling is covered with leaf gold and a painting by the artist couple Lodén. Axel commissioned this ceiling painting for Marguerite as a reminder of their wedding trip in 1930, a safari in India.


The faucets used to be real gold too but Marguerite’s trustee, Birger Strid, sold them after Axel’s death. Birger Strid was later sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzlement as he had emptied the palace of all its furniture, art and valuables. Long time after he returned to the palace with a bust of Axel that he wanted to return to its real home.


Torsten Kreuger built the swimming pool in the 1930’s according to the Olympic standards, 25 x 50 m, of those times. It was the first outdoor swimming pool in Sweden. From this bathroom window he put a slide straight in to the pool. Marguerite unfortunately did not find the slide appropriate for a palace and had it removed.

Ceiling mural by Lodén
Basins 2
View Pool
Floor Marble