Home to the royal family for part of the year, Drottningholm's Renaissance-inspired main palace was designed by architectural great...
Drottningholms Slottsteater & Teatermuseum
Slottsteater was completed in 1766 on the instructions of Queen Lovisa Ulrika. Remarkably untouched from the time of Gustav III’s death...
On the slope below Kina Slott, the carnivalesque Guards’ Tent was erected in 1781 as quarters for the dragoons of Gustav III, but it’s...
The royal palace’s whimsical 18th-century theatre stages (mostly opera) productions in summer that are well worth an encore.
Within the palace grounds, this cafe-restaurant serves coffee and pastries as well as full meals, with both indoor and outdoor seating...
Kina Slott information
At the far end of the royal gardens is Kina Slott, a lavishly decorated Chinese pavilion built by King Adolf Fredrik as a birthday surprise for Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753. Restored between 1989 and 1996, it boasts one of the finest rococo chinoiserie interiors in Europe. The admission price includes guided tours, which run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily from June to August (fewer in May and September). There’s a cafe on the premises serving good waffles.
On the slope below Kina Slott, the carnivalesque Guards’ Tent was erected in 1781 as quarters for the dragoons of Gustav III, but it’s not really a tent at all (another illusion).