2015-07-16

Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred 150714

Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred. 150714
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Two days ago we took the car and went to Gripsholms Castle. It is located in Mariefred at the lake Mälaren. It takes about an hour and a half to go there by car. It is an old royal castle. The first parts was built in 1370:s.

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The first view of Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred when we arrived.


A little bridge leading to the  greenhouse with a nice fence and sky reflections in the water.

 One side of the castle and a part of the park surrounding it.

The same area as above looking from the castle. You find another, smaller one, on the other shore. It is named Gripsnäs. It is a private mansion.

One of the rooms in the castle. Seem to be one of the bedrooms.

On the third floor the Castle have a theater. On a rare occasion's they still use it. I would love to go behind it and see how it works. 

 Three mirrors between decor pillars reflects the opposite side of the wall above the spectator grand stand


And outside the Castle area is another interesting thing. You can go with a steam engine train on a narrow track. It is a working museum. :)  Steam train

The trip back home was not all that fun. Started to rain as soon as we left Mariefred. And sometimes really hard showers. I had to stop twice as I did not see the road.  :(

Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred Sweden
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This is just a brief note of what there are to see. The castle host a large collection of paintings of royalties from all over Europe. So the walls are all covered with more then 4000 paintings. All portraits of kings and queens and other noble people.


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16 comments:

  1. wow! neat place! love the 2nd photo!

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  2. Hello, wonderful tour of the castle and the grounds. Glad you were safe riding home in the rain! Great series of photos.

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  3. Jättefina foton och trevligt var det... Teatern blev ju jättefin fast det var så mörkt.. :)

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  4. great place and I love the second shot with the bridge and reflectionsin the water

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  5. How wonderful to have a castle so close to you! We have nothing like that here in Canada, nothing that old!

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  6. A beautiful castle, and I like that little steam train!!

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  7. The castle looks fortified. Nice day out.

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  8. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Have a great day!

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  9. Sorry about the rain on the way home, but this looks like a great visit. Nice reflection in the water also.

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  10. Wow that is some castle. The shot with the Greenhouse is lovely. - I enjoyed seeing how fancy it was inside too and thing riding on that train museum would be lots of fun. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place.

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  11. What a great place to visit. I enjoyed your photographic tour.

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  12. Glad you made it back...very cool castle!
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  13. What a lovely old castle. The interior is very opulent. The gardens, including the little bridge, are beautiful.

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  14. Very unusual! And very beautiful! And I love the train too.

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