13 June 2011

Tullgarns Slott

                                                                     Tullgarn Palaceis situated near Trösa south of Stockholm. Originally there was a Renaissance Palace standing at this placedating from the 16th Century.  In 1719 the then owner, Count Magnus Julius De La Gardie decided to demolish the old Palace and to build a  new one. The new Castle was build by architect Joseph Gabriel Destain. It has a open courtyard to the sea which got it's present Look in 1820. It was modelled after the Logarden and it's stairs at the Royal Palace at Stockholm.
In 1772 the Castle was bought by the Crown and soon became a royal residence. The first inhabitant of it was Prince Fredrik Adolf, Duke of Östergötland, the youngest brother of King Gustaf III. He modernized the Castlein the neo classical style but he died before the Wokrs where completted. In 1807 Fredrik Adolf,'s sister Princess Sophie Albertine took over the Castle and used it as Summer Residence until her death in 1829.  
Now Crown Prince Oscar, the future King Oscar I. and his wife Joséphine, née Princessof Leuchtenberg took over the Castle and after the death of the King in 1859 it became the her residence as Widow. Until her death in 1876 she spend the summers at Tullgarn. The old coat of Arms of the Bernadotte Dynasty (who until 1905 included Norway) and Leuchtenberg are represented on the gable at the Garden side of the Palace. 


In 1881 Crown Prince Gustaf the future King Gustaf V. took over the Castle. In the same year he married Princess Victoria of Baden. The main building was decorated in the style of a modern functional summerhouse then as a Castle. The breakfeastroom was decorated in the style of a southgerman "Bierstube" reflecting the fact that Victoria came from Souuh Germany.  Until 1950 Tullgarn served as a Summer Residence.Victoria and Gustav are represented through a flower arrangement in the lawn before te Garden entrance. The flowers form 2 Coat of Arms under a Crown representing Sweden and Baden. 
Since the 1950's the Main-Rooms of the Castle are open to the public during the summer months. 

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3 comments:

Trond Norén Isaksen said...

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Tullgarn (which is by the way not a castle, but a palace - it is not fortified), which I consider the most beautiful of the eleven Swedish royal palaces. Next year the apartment which was used by Oscar II is also scheduled to open to the public following renovation work. But allow me to correct one point: while you are correct that one of the two coats of arms on Tullgarn's facade is that of Leuchtenberg, the other is not the Swedish coat of arms, but the earlier version of the Bernadotte arms, which until 1905 contained both the Swedish and Norwegian coat of arms (as this was a personal union between two independent kingdoms the Swedish state could not use the Norwegian arms and vice versa, but the royal family obviously could).

Stefan said...

Thanks for your Infos. Have now changed it.

Trond Norén Isaksen said...

No, you must have missed my point when you now write "The coat of Arms of Sweden (the old one with also includes Norway)", which is still incorrect. As Sweden and Norway were two independent states each country had its own coat of arms. The coat of arms of Sweden did not include Norway; nor did the coat of arms of Norway include Sweden. The coat of arms on the facade of Tullgarn is not the coat of arms of Sweden, but the old coat of arms of *the Bernadotte dynasty*, which until 1905 contained the coats of arms of both Sweden and Norway.