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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Scandanavian Royal Families => Topic started by: TJ Jones on April 23, 2005, 02:26:50 PM

Title: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: TJ Jones on April 23, 2005, 02:26:50 PM
A website has claimed that Sweden has the largest palace in Europe. The Stockholm Royal Palace, it looks around the same relative area as the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg or the Madrid Royal palace. I have know clue the exact dimensions. I would still like to see some better pictures of it and the rest of the Swedish royal palaces.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: kmerov on April 24, 2005, 05:54:50 PM
I dont have any pictures that shows the dimension of the Stockholm Palace, but here is another palace,  Drottningholm.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/RF%20of%20Sweden/Drottningholm.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: lexi4 on April 24, 2005, 06:54:39 PM
Wow! That is beautiful. Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: amedeo on April 26, 2005, 02:44:00 AM
I have an old floorplan of the Kungliga Slottet do you like if I post it?
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: TJ Jones on April 26, 2005, 07:32:58 PM
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I have an old floorplan of the Kungliga Slottet do you like if I post it?


Please, amedeo please post anything you have related to a Swedish palace.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: amedeo on April 27, 2005, 02:52:24 AM
Ok
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: James_Davidov on April 27, 2005, 10:21:05 PM
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A website has claimed that Sweden has the largest palace in Europe. The Stockholm Royal Palace


Maybe they meant the largest palace in Europe still occupied, in its original capacity, by a crowned monarch.  I read soemwhere the largest palace in Europe, still occupied in that manner, except by a prince, is the Thurn Und Taxis palace.

James
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: TampaBay on April 28, 2005, 11:31:19 AM
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Maybe they meant the largest palace in Europe still occupied, in its original capacity, by a crowned monarch.  I read soemwhere the largest palace in Europe, still occupied in that manner, except by a prince, is the Thurn Und Taxis palace.

James


Is there not some Honhenzollern monstrosity in German that can also claim the title of largest palace in Europe?  

How does the Pope's "Place" compare?

TampaBay
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: James_Davidov on April 28, 2005, 07:27:34 PM
i just got this randomly off the internet...

'If by "largest" you mean "most square footage," then the trophy goes to Madrid's Royal Palace, which boasts 2800 rooms in 135,000 square meters (or over 1,450,000 square feet). Taking some 28 years to construct, the palace has 44 staircases, 870 windows, and 270 balconies. Although it is the official residence of the King of Spain, the royal family no longer resides there and the palace is now used only for ceremonial occasions.

While not a traditional palace (it isn't a royal residence), the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, is the biggest building in Europe. In fact, it's the second-largest building in the world -- only the U.S.'s Pentagon is bigger in area. The Palace of Parliament dwarfs other contenders for the title at a whopping 330,000 square meters. Begun in 1984, this edifice was created by the Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and was renamed the "Palatul Parlamentului" after his regime was ousted'

James
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: TampaBay on April 29, 2005, 05:13:25 AM
What is the largest occupied Royal Residence?

TampaBay
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: James_Davidov on April 29, 2005, 05:33:12 AM
Im guessing Madrids Royal Palace, allthough thats not actually occupied...so maybe Sweden.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: TampaBay on April 29, 2005, 07:56:46 AM
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Im guessing Madrids Royal Palace, allthough thats not actually occupied...so maybe Sweden.


Where does Buck House rate on the scale of "Big Royal Piles"?

TampaBay


Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Prince_Lieven on July 26, 2005, 01:42:02 PM
Anyone have any nice pics of the Scandanavian palaces? Thanks.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Lucien on August 25, 2005, 03:26:13 AM
And the Norwegian Official Royal website:

www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng  

enjoy,Lucien.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Gud_bevare_Tsaren on December 11, 2005, 09:45:44 AM
I wouldn't say that Kungliga Slottet in the very center of Stockholm is the largest occupied palace in Europe. It really depends on your definition of "occupied". No one lives there, the Royal Family is located at Drottningholm and only visits the castle in Stockholm City on formal occassions although HM the King performs alot of paper work there since a major part of the court works from there.

The Swedish Royal Family prefers Drottningholm of the same reasons the last Imperial Family preferred Tsarskoje Selo. It is more remote and suitable for keeping their family lives private and it is also considerably easier for their bodyguards from SäPo, the swedish secret police, and the swedish military to proctect them there.

When it comes to size I'm not sure, although I've always considered the Winter Palace to be the larger one. They are built differently and are not easy to compare, maybe someone else on this forum could contribute when it comes to the comparison ?

(http://www.hogvakten.mil.se/images/local/39180105_slottet.jpg)

Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm

(http://www.hogvakten.mil.se/images/local/dottningholms_slott500.jpg)

Drottningholms slott


Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Vasilya on January 01, 2006, 12:48:20 AM
I heard that it is a close match between Buckingham Palace and the Swedish Royal Palace for the title of the World's Largest Occupied Palace. Both of them number in the 600-700 room range. This is substantially smaller than the Winter Palace which boasted about 1,300 rooms. And the numbers for the Spanish Royal Palace seem way too high.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 17, 2007, 08:19:04 PM
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 17, 2007, 08:19:38 PM
(the forum limits post size, so I divided the post up)

Random shots from the grounds, but not the gardens themselves:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm006.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm180.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm181.jpg
^Is that some sort of pet graveyard? I had to stray off the path a little to find it, and I couldn't read what the headstones said, if anything. It reminded me a little of the photos of the pet graveyard at Tsarskoe Selo
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm182.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm199.jpg
^Does anyone know who lives there? Walking down the path, I met a woman with a friendly dog who seemed to be going to the house. She was very nice but I couldn't figure out who she was. I'm pretty sure the house IS within the Drottningholm park.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm201.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm203.jpg
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 17, 2007, 08:20:00 PM
The palace and gardens out back:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm015.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm016.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm017.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm018.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm019.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm020.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm021.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm022.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm023.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm024.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm026.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm027.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm029.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm038.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm159.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm160.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm161.jpg
(in the last three, you can see the royal family's boat, I think)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm162.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm164.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm189.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm167.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm169.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm174.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm175.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm176.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm190.jpg
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 17, 2007, 08:20:18 PM
China House:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm186.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm187.jpg
I don't know what the purpose of the China House is, but there was one in the park at Sans Souci in Potsdam as well. Does anyone know why they're built?
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Lucien on August 17, 2007, 10:43:25 PM
Thank you for the pictures!

The Chinese pavillion(s) were fashionable in the 17th/18th century as trade with China started to blossom,almost every RF had these pavillions build,a caprice,and a "showcase" for the Chinese art that was aquired,used  to entertain guests.

Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: dmitri on August 18, 2007, 03:01:48 AM
Precisely. Schloss Pillnitz, down river from Dresden is a whole summer palace of the former Saxon Royal House built in the "Chinese" style.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 19, 2007, 12:53:32 PM
Thanks! I bet these Chinese palaces/pavilions/houses (it was just called the China House in Drottningholm) are worth their own thread somewhere.

Does anyone know about the little graveyard?
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Polaris on August 24, 2007, 08:17:23 AM
In Swedish it's called Kina Slott, it's like a mini palace and was a birthday gift to Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753. These were times when all the royal Europe were very fascinated with China and Chinese things. There's a recen't article about it in the Chinese press, you can read it here (in English): http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6233563.html - quite informative although not terribly well written.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on September 11, 2007, 05:53:03 PM

Gothic tower:
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.

The tower was one of king Gustav III:s incomplete projects (due to his death). The tower was used as experimental station for optical telegraphic transmission.

http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/vara_fastigheter/sverige/ab_stockholms_lan/slott/drottningholms_slott/Gotiska_tornet.html (http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/vara_fastigheter/sverige/ab_stockholms_lan/slott/drottningholms_slott/Gotiska_tornet.html)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on September 11, 2007, 07:06:46 PM

Is that some sort of pet graveyard? I had to stray off the path a little to find it, and I couldn't read what the headstones said, if anything. It reminded me a little of the photos of the pet graveyard at Tsarskoe Selo

According to a friend of mine, it's not a graveyard for humans, its a graveyard for the royal pets.

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Does anyone know who lives there? Walking down the path, I met a woman with a friendly dog who seemed to be going to the house. She was very nice but I couldn't figure out who she was. I'm pretty sure the house IS within the Drottningholm park.

Most of the houses in the palace area are occupied with ordinary people/families. The house were this lady lives is called "Lilla Kina" - "Little China" probably compared to the chinese pavillion.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Margarita Markovna on January 02, 2008, 11:24:19 AM
According to a friend of mine, it's not a graveyard for humans, its a graveyard for the royal pets.

Thank you! We were all wondering about that.

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Most of the houses in the palace area are occupied with ordinary people/families. The house were this lady lives is called "Lilla Kina" - "Little China" probably compared to the chinese pavillion.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Eric VdV on January 02, 2008, 02:47:12 PM
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.
It looks like this is Kastellet on Kastellholmen in Stockholm and not Drottningholm Slottet.

Eric VdV
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Adagietto on February 19, 2008, 02:46:46 PM
Can anyone please provide any information about Stora Parkudden, the former home of Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg of Sweden?

(http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/18524/2551272140100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on May 10, 2008, 09:17:43 PM
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.
It looks like this is Kastellet on Kastellholmen in Stockholm and not Drottningholm Slottet.

Eric VdV


Check the link: http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/vara_fastigheter/sverige/ab_stockholms_lan/slott/drottningholms_slott/Gotiska_tornet.html In the link you can also look for kastellet. Because the pictures were taken at Drottningholm then Kastellet is out of question. But for sure they look similar in distance.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on May 12, 2008, 04:19:11 PM
Parkudden was the summer palace of prince Carl and Ingeborg until 1905. It is situated in kungliga Djurgården, the royal park.
Lat: N 59º 19' 32.32" Long: E 18º 8' 54.64"  There's not much information about Parkudden, I know they had some nice garden parties there. Their main palace was near the royal palace, Arvfurstens palats. That palace was in need of the government, now residing the foreign ministry. The princely family now moved to a new built palace also in Djurgården, prins Carl's palace, and there was no need of Parkudden, just a few kms away. Around 1910 then prince Carl bought Villa Fridhem, near Norrköping, as the new summer palace, where the princesses Margareta, Märta and Astrid and prince Carl Jr spent their youth.

Parkudden is nowadays private.

Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on May 12, 2008, 05:33:16 PM
Parkudden

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/rad3D8C5IMG5F9572.jpg)

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/58407651_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on May 13, 2008, 04:44:21 PM
Some recent pics of the royal palace, kungliga slottet.

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/Kungl slottet 1.JPG)

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/Kungl slottet 2.JPG)

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/Kungl slottet 3.JPG)

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/Kungl slottet 4.JPG)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Lucien on May 15, 2008, 01:27:46 PM
Parkudden

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/rad3D8C5IMG5F9572.jpg)

(http://hem.bredband.net/b628321/58407651_1.jpg)

Taksemukke!Welcome to the Forum.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: maxofsweden on May 16, 2008, 12:20:07 AM
Thank you Lucien. You speak swedish as well? Nice,
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Adagietto on May 17, 2008, 02:09:08 PM
Thank you very much for the information and pictures! It looks a relatively unpretentious place.

(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/16059/2463880560100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)


Later at the Villa Fridhem:
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/41451/2535225530100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Adagietto on May 20, 2008, 06:39:40 AM
The coachmen look very smart with their blue uniforms and cocked hats!
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: SweetAngels on February 28, 2009, 08:13:05 AM
I don't think that Swedens has the larges palace in the Europe, but I not the right person to say because I not really sure. It depends on which palace you comper the palace in Sweden with. I think that the Swedish royal family prefer their palace  more as a place to relax from the busy days working in Kungliga Slottet i Stockholm,  but the place they prefer best is the summer resident in Öland called Solliden like the last Russian tsar family like their Livadia in the Crimea.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Erika on February 28, 2009, 09:02:13 AM
I don't think that Swedens has the larges palace in the Europe, but I not the right person to say because I not really sure. It depends on which palace you comper the palace in Sweden with. I think that the Swedish royal family prefer their palace  more as a place to relax from the busy days working in Kungliga Slottet i Stockholm,  but the place they prefer best is the summer resident in Öland called Solliden like the last Russian tsar family like their Livadia in the Crimea.

It is not the largest palace in Europe, but it is one of the largest still occupied palaces in Europe.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: CHRISinUSA on March 02, 2009, 04:33:58 PM
I suppose it depends on how you look at "size":

The largest palace in the world is Istana Nurul Iman (Brunei) with 1,788 rooms, and 2,152,782 square feet or 200,000 square meters
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, and 828,818 square feet or 77,000 square meters.
The Royal Palace of Madrid has 2,800 rooms, and 1,453,122 square feet or 135,000 square meters.
The Stockholm Palace has 609 rooms, but sadly I can't locate its interior footage / meter size.  Like Madrid's palace, Stockholm has many more floors (7 I believe), than Buckingham Palace.

Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Lucien on March 03, 2009, 03:14:40 AM
http://www.royalcourt.se/royalcourt/theroyalpalaces/theroyalpalace.4.396160511584257f218000138.html
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on June 12, 2010, 03:33:11 AM
Has there ever been a ballroom with a more romantic name than Vita havet, the White Sea, the ballroom of Stockholm Palace where Victoria's and Daniel will dance their wedding waltz? How evocative of unfullfilled imperial Swedish ambitions of Nordic dominance all the way up to the Arctic...

Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: ThomB on July 22, 2010, 04:32:27 PM
Plans of the Royal Palace in Stockholm...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Stockholms_slott_1_tr_upp%2C_norr_uppåt.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Stockholms_slott_1_tr_upp%2C_norr_uppåt.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Stockholms_slott_översta_vån%2C_norr_uppåt.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Stockholms_slott_översta_vån%2C_norr_uppåt.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: CHRISinUSA on July 29, 2010, 07:29:03 AM
These are fantastic ThomB, thanks so much!  By chance does anyone know which rooms are which on the plans?  Not understanding Swedish myself, I'm not even sure which floor is which.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: ThomB on July 30, 2010, 10:55:15 AM
Glad you liked them. As plans go they are good ones, are they not?

The first plan is of the first floor (European style; 2nd floor American). The second plan is the second floor (European style; 3rd floor American).

There is a book on Google Books (in Swedish) that has excellent plans of a number of the Swedish country palaces including Drottningholm and Gripsholm Castle – three floors for each!

The thing about room nomenclature is that the use and names of the rooms changed somewhat over time, although the rooms at the top of the 2nd floor (European) plan are the state apartments of Gustav III and his queen, with the famous ‘White Sea Hall’ in the top right corner. The private rooms of Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte monarch, run behind the state apartments. The rooms of Queen Désirée were below his on the 1st floor.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: CHRISinUSA on August 06, 2010, 08:14:05 AM
As near as I can decipher from the official Swedish monarchy web page on the palace, and the plans:

First Floor (2nd floor American)
-  The North Range (top of the plans) would be the "Bernadotte Apartments", with the King's private rooms behind
-  The West Range (left) are the four "Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry"
- The South Range (bottom) are the Hall of State on the left, and the Ballroom on the right?

Second Floor (3rd floor American)
- The North Range would be the State Apartments, with the Queen's private rooms behind
- The West Range would be the Guest Apartments (above the Orders of Chivalry rooms)
- The South Range would be the upper space of the Hall of State and Ballroom?

Questions:
1.  Do I have that right about the ballroom?  Is there a difference between the "ballroom" and the "White Hall" which is at the right of the State Apartments?  Or - is the space I think is a ballroom actually a chapel?
2.  What would all the rooms in the East Range (right of plan) be used for?  Are those the King and Queen's offices?
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Stefan22 on August 06, 2010, 03:54:21 PM
On the right side of the South Range is Slotkyrkan the Palace Church.
The Ballroom is the White See or Vitva Havet.
And in the East Range are the so called Princess Sibyllas Appartements (don't know where there) which are used by the King, Queen and Crown Princess for their daiyl work (for example the Engagement Press Conference of Vicotira and Daniel) and they also have their offices there.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: CHRISinUSA on August 07, 2010, 03:30:55 PM
Thanks Stefan22!   Do you happen to know what the room is in the south range between the Hall of State and the Chapel?

I've been able to piece together the following:

First Floor North Range left to right
- Pillared Hall
- Victoria Salon
- Bernadotte Gallery flanked by two small anterooms
- Audience Room
- Jubilee Room
- Gallery

Second Floor North Range Left to right
- Council Room
- Unknown
- State Bedchamber
- Karl XI Gallery
- 2 more unknown rooms
- White Sea Hall / Ballroom

Am I correct?
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Stefan22 on August 08, 2010, 02:38:16 AM
That is the entrance from Slotbacken. There are big marble staricases on both sides which lead to the hall of State on the one side and Slotkyrkan on the other.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: ThomB on August 11, 2010, 01:49:26 PM
The two rooms between the Karl XI gallery and the White Sea Hall were part of the state apartment of Queen Sophia Magdalena, but not much used by her. The first room after the gallery was her state bedroom. I believe the next room was her audience chamber but I’ll have to double check another plan I have.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: ThomB on February 04, 2011, 08:39:58 AM
Plans for Drottningholm and Gripsholm…

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA312#v=onepage&q&f=true

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA313#v=onepage&q&f=true

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA309#v=onepage&q&f=true

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA537#v=onepage&q&f=true

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA540#v=onepage&q&f=true

http://books.google.com/books?id=qF8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA541#v=onepage&q&f=true
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Превед on July 24, 2014, 01:54:27 PM
Today tours of the Royal Palace in Oslo have been cancelled by the palace manager due to the current terror threat against unspecified Norwegian targets by unknown extremists.
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Vecchiolarry on July 25, 2014, 10:13:19 AM
Hi,

This was a surprising, and really shocking, news story to me.
Why Norway?  What's Norway done to piss off anyone to warrant terrorist threats or attacks?

Larry
Title: Re: Scandinavian royal residences
Post by: Превед on October 02, 2015, 05:15:05 PM
Новый дом Карла-Филиппа и Софии
Ранее сообщалось, что после свадьбы принц Карл-Филипп вместе с супругой принцессой Софией переедут жить в виллу Сулбакен, которая досталась в наследство принцу Карлу-Филиппу от принца Бертиля и принцессы Лилиан.
Однако газата "Aftonbladet" и издание "Svensk Damtidning" сообщили, что пара поселится в другое жилье - в павильон Королевы, расположенный на острове Юргорден, недалеко от центра Стокгольма.
Причина их переезда, как говорит пресса, связанная с ядовитостью асбеста. Вилла Сулбакен нуждается в полной реставрации.

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New home of Carl-Philip and Sofia
Earlier it was reported that after their wedding Prince Carl-Philip and his wife Princess Sofia will move to live in Villa Solbacken that Carl-Philip inherited from Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian.
However the newspaper "Aftonbladet" and an issue of "Svensk Damtidning" reported that the couple settle in new housing - the Queen's Pavillion, on the island of Djurgården, close to the center of Stockholm.
The reason for their move, according to the press, was because of toxic asbestos. Villa Solbacken is in need of a complete restoration.

See http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/3402105.html (http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/3402105.html) for pics.

Drottningens paviljong, the Queen's Pavilion, is an annex to the former royal summer residence Rosendal Palace built by King Carl XIV Johan, which is open to the public during summer and lies right behind the popular amusement park Skansen. The pavilion itself has untill now been rented out to some Counts Trolle-Wachtmeister (whose name coïncidentally means "janitor" in Swedish!), the family of the current обер-гофмейстерина / Mistress of the Robes, who, however, soon will move down to their castle Trolle Ljungby in Scania.