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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.

Wine Cellar

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Down the stairs, passed the dungeon and to your right, lies the wine cellar. Furnished with a beautiful long table, it's a place you want to take your friends, lovers and colleagues to taste wine and eat lots of cheese. Our sommelier will be there to assist you, of course.
Palaces and good wines have a long and inseparable history, and thepeople who live in palaces are  known to dutifully enjoy the good wines on hand. Even if Axel Wenner-Gren himself wasn’t much of a drinker (unlike his wife, Axel preferred mineral water), he always offered an abundance of cocktails and wine at all of the Wenner-Gren homes.

 

An impressive collection of wine was included in the deal when the Wenner-Grens took over Häringe Palace from Torsten Kreuger (who was imprisoned and forced to accept a veritably disgraceful bid). The wine cellar here was informally called “Gyllene Freden,” due to the fact that the total value of all the wines in here at the time would have been enough to purchase the distinguished restaurant located in the Old Town of Stockholm.

 

Torsten Kreuger later stated that he could forgive his friends the Wenner-Grens for buying Häringe – including all furnishings – for a paltry sum, but he could never forget that Axel and Marguerite gave Torsten’s old parents only six days to move out. You could say that eventually the tides were turned when Birger Strid – the trustee who emptied the palace of everything of value after Axel Wenner-Gren’s death – didn’t stop at selling the remaining wares, but even sold off the wine cellar shelves.

Attributes
Wine bottles 500
Humidor Yes
Size 28 sqm
Floor Stone