Sofiero Slott, Helsingborg

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Garden Castle Must See
Peek into the intimate life of Swedish royalty at Sofiero Slott, one of the family's country mansions. Originally built in 1865, the home was expanded to its current size in 1876 when King Oscar II came into power. In 1905 the castle was given as a wedding gift to the king's grandson, future King Gustaf VI Adolf, who loved the castle so much he donated it to the general public upon his death. Take a guided tour or use an audio guide to explore the upstairs of the castle with rooms decorated in period furnishings, or stop by the lower level, which now houses a cafe. The castle is best-known for its stunning rhododendron gardens featuring 500 different species. Take a picnic on the sprawling lawns and soak in the greenery. Use our Helsingborg trip planner to add Sofiero Slott and other attractions to your Helsingborg vacation plans.
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  • It is appreciated by many. Huge areas, extremely nice with a concert. Nice flowers and environments. Picnic
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  • lovely Royal Palace, interesting insight into the way the royals spent their summers. The gardens are wonderful, very relaxing to walk through the park like grounds. Unfortunately we missed the flower...  more »
  • The garden is lovely and nice but not so great when not rhododendrona in bloom. Amazing Dahlias. The guided tour inside the castle was slightly long and could focus more on the essential elements of the story.
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Where to stay in Helsingborg

Unlike many Swedish cities, this harborfront town offers abundant bed and breakfasts and guesthouses. In this pedestrian-dominated city, most travelers prefer to be closer to the city core for convenience and access to the long paths along the shore. A number of reasonably priced, mid-market hotels line the main street. There are also a couple hostels. Note that it is customary to pay an extra charge for linens and towels at Swedish hostels.
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