Waldemarsudde museum, scenic former residence of Prince Eugen, on Jurgarden island.

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Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, at the southern tip of Djurgården, is a soul-perking combo of water views and art. The palace once belonged to the painter prince (1865–1947), who favoured art over typical royal pleasures. In addition to Eugen’s own work, it holds his impressive collection of Nordic paintings and sculptures, including works by Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson. The museum stages top-notch temporary exhibitions several times a year, usually highlighting the careers of important Scandinavian artists.

The buildings and galleries, connected by tunnels, are surrounded by gardens (free to wander) and an old windmill from the 1780s.

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