Visit one of Europe's most breathtaking settings with a boat tour at Lake Mälaren from Uppsala with M/S Enköping - the world's oldest passenger ship. At the end of this side you can book your tour to Skokloster Castle.
Skokloster Castle - the history
Experience the Swedish Empire on this amazing palace at Lake Mälaren, the largest private palace built in Sweden. The architecture, the intact interiors and the vast collections make this one of the great castles of Baroque Europe. You will find unique paintings, furniture and room interiors from the 17th century.
Skokloster Castle, built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676, is one of the mayor monuments from the historic period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It is also said to be one of Sweden's most beautiful castles.
Entrance to Skokloster Castle
The entrance fee to the castle costs SEK 120 and includes:
- The exhibitions on floors 1 and 2
- The exhibition Castle Wives and Monastic Sisters
- The permanent exhibition includes the ground floor "Dreams of Skokloster – between the battlefield and the starry sky"
- The Wrangel floor (periodically known as the Brahe floor) upstairs with the count couple Carl Gustaf Wrangel and Anna Margareta von Haugwitz's private bedroom, atrium and large, common dining room, the so-called King's Hall.
In addition to this, you can also stroll around the lovely castle park on your own, visit the church with medieval ancestry, the handicraft shop in Stenhuset, and the gallery in Parkvillan. For all children, there is the "Children's Paradise" where you can learn about spices and other historical plants, water the flowers, do crafts, read, and ride on hobby horses.
Pre-book a Guided Tour of the Castle
Do you want to join a guided tour of the castle? To guarantee a ticket, you should pre-book – buy your ticket here (price SEK 160). The guided tour always includes a tour of the Wrangelska armory and the completed hall. When you book a guided tour everything in the ordinarie entrance fee are included.
You can also book a Audio Guide, SEK 20. Please note - there are limited amount of Audio Guides.
Café on board M/S Enköping
In the café on board M/S Enköping you can buy a coffee, delicious pastries, drinks, snacks, sweets and freshly made sandwiches.