Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

An exceptionally popular museum, Waldemarsudde was once the home of Prince Eugen Napoleon Nicholas, the Duke of Närke. The youngest son of King Oscar II, Prince Eugen was an accomplished artist and patron of the arts. After his death in 1947, the Prince's house was donated to his beloved country to be utilized as an art museum. The exquisite complex is a combination of buildings, which includes a distinguished castle structure designed by the well-known architect Ferdinand Boberg. Additionally, the grand gallery building and the original manor house were once part of an active linseed mill.

As a student of color, balance and natural form, Prince Eugen was an accomplished landscape painter; several of his pieces are on display throughout Waldemarsudde along with his extensive collection of Swedish art. Because of the Prince's love for the landscape, the property is grand with picturesque grounds, fantastic sculptures, and breathtaking landscaped views. Guests will enjoy time exploring the gardens and gazing at the active Stockholm Harbor, where Prince Eugen gained much of his inspiration as he once painted from his studio which was high atop the mansion. The park is open all year round. Private tours are available but guests are encouraged to call ahead to make reservations.

Why You Should Visit:
If you're not inclined to visit the house itself, the outside garden areas are open to the public and present more than enough for the eye to wallow in.
The house is fascinating, however, with great information on the owner, followed by a great collection of Nordic art spanning many artists & genres.

Tip:
Waldemarsudde is easy to visit alongside all the other museums in Djurgården, with the Stockholm Pass getting you admission to all of them.
When you walk into the grounds, there's a little cafe on the left which may be more convenient than the in-house restaurant as you can sit outside.

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Sight Name: Waldemarsudde
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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