Friday, 30 July 2010

Oscar II’s apartment at Tullgarn to open to visitors

Of the eleven royal palaces in Sweden, my personal favourite is Tullgarn, built for Prince Fredrik Adolf in the late 18th century and most recently used as the summer residence of King Gustaf V.
It has been little used since his death sixty years ago, but the beautiful state apartments, which were restored to their neoclassical glory on the initiative of King Gustaf VI Adolf, are open to the public in the summers.
Recently I heard the good news that King Oscar II’s rooms are currently being restored and will open to visitors from next summer. This is a welcome addition also because there are few examples of the style prevalent in the reign of Oscar II to be seen at the royal palaces today.

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