Hans Thorwid / Nationalmuseum
Gripsholm Castle from the harbour
The foundations for the current castle were laid in 1537 by the Swedish king Gustav Vasa. It was originally intended as a combined fortress and residence, although the defensive function was later phased out. Gripsholm remained a royal residence until the mid-19th century. Since then the castle has been a popular tourist destination with its unique combination of art and historic environments.
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