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Old 06-03-2018, 12:09 PM
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Article about Solliden in Ölandsmagazinet
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This weekend in Solliden was "Solliden meets Italy" weekend
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Photo from Sunday, the Tulip tree at the English garden in Solliden. Photo from Solliden's Facebook
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Nice photo from Solliden
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51-year-old Carolina Thaysen has worked as the managing director of Solliden since 1st January.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:59 AM
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Ölandsjournalen about this year's Solliden exhibition "Karl XIV Johan – Kungen som byggde det nya Sverige" (Karl XIV Johan: The king who built a new Sweden).
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Photo from Solliden's Facebook, pergola at the Italian garden
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Photos from Solliden from Instagrams during the last days
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:50 PM
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This year's Themed Gardens exhibition/competition was inaugurated last Sunday. The theme of this year is "The good garden". The prizes of the competition will be delivered on 11th August.
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https://www.facebook.com/Sollidenssl...36507889848426
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:45 AM
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At court Instagram
Since the early 1900's, the royal family has spent their summers on Öland. In the coming week, we will publish pictures from Solliden, taken from the Bernadotte Library's photo archive.
The Solliden Palace was built as a summer residence for Sweden's future Queen Victoria and was completed in 1906. The Queen suffered from bad health and sought a place where she could escape from the big city. On Öland, she found a climate that alleviated her pains and an environment that gave her peace and quiet.
The first photo shows the Palace during the construction in 1905. Building materials were transported over Kalmarsund to Solliden's newly landed port and then transported to the building in small railway wagons. The railway tracks are seen in the foreground. The Swedish-Norwegian Union flag crowns the building.
In the second photo, Crown Prince Victoria is seen in Öland dress, photographed in the summer of 1906.
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Photos from Solliden yesterday
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:53 AM
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Another photo from court Instagram, today:
Here you can see the Palace around 1910. Today the trees in the park around the Palace have grown up, but 100 years ago it looked different. The park has a so-called "rock garden", which was popular in the parks of the past. Photo from photo archive of the Bernadotte Library.
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The court publishes this week photos from Solliden at their Instagram. The photos are from photo archive of the Bernadotte Library.
Queen Victoria died in 1930. She left Solliden in her will to her husband Gustaf V. Gustaf V opened the Palace park to public, he had Mainau as a model.
In this photo from the end of 1940's are King Gustaf V and princess Sibylla with princesses Birgitta, Margaretha, Christina and Désirée and prince Carl Gustaf.
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From Solliden's Facebook
Kaffetorpet (Cottage Café)
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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Solliden's Facebook, roses, roses...
https://www.facebook.com/Sollidenssl...42883072544241

On 16th July there is a guided Rose Walk at Solliden
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Interesting photo
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk-oZe5h...n-at=272003738

Art at Solliden
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:58 AM
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On Sunday 5th August is the traditional Veteran and enthusiast car exhibition at Solliden. There will be about 400 vehicles to watch.
http://sollidensslott.se/wp-content/...3%A4llning.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/Sollidenssl...66982206800994
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:28 AM
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Svensk Damtidning had at last week's issue an article about Solliden Palace. They had interviewed Leo Eriksson, the warden and palace architect of Solliden, and also the king was interviewed.
Leo Eriksson says that the walks which were at the park in 1910, are still there. So the king has made a cultural act, it is a fantastic culture treasure which has been preserved. The king is very involved in everything at Solliden. Eriksson says that the king has a three-dimensional view. As an architect, you practice it, but for him, the images only come there. We have a prestigious and creative conversation. The king also has a very healthy view on how to preserve the Palace, he is keen to maintain the simplicity of Queen Victoria's days.
Eriksson says that inside the Palace everything is quite stable, they changed a couple of years ago the palace's electric stove which had been there 60 years. But otherwise the changes are only the open fireplace in the entrance hall, and a clothes room and guest toilet in the 1950's which princess Sibylla let built in the 1950's. The royal family doesn't normally use the main entrance, they use the kitchen entrance. In addition to that, there is also a stairway to the pergola.

The king:
I have understood that the king has many ideas about the business here?
- Yes, you must have that. I have ideas about everything. I inherited this from my great-grandfather Gustaf V basically when I was born and since then I have felt more and more for it. I try to bring the inheritance to the best, it's not always that easy. There is a lot to be done here, it's staff and a garden that is always changing in some way.
When you see the royal family's beautiful white summer castle, you imagine that it should be very bright inside. So is not it really?
- No, the inside is not really what the outside shows, It's actually quite dark. That was the price Queen Victoria had to pay to get an Italian outside, less light inside. At the same time when it is very hot, it can be quite nice.

There is no wallpapers at the palace. And the room of the Haga princesses is still at the third floor, there all bedrooms are. Eriksson says, that at the room nothing has been changed, there are same furniture than then. Also Axel Munthe's is still there. In 1976 the king and queen got as wedding gift interior decoration to two rooms, the other has bright green walls and the other strong blue.
Svensk Damtidning got also the first look to the novelty of the private part of the garden, the new trellis down beside queen Victoria's old well. The meaning is that there is going to be hanging roses, and not just any roses. Eriksson tells that they are roses which king Carl Gustaf has got as a gift from queen Margrethe, very fine roses from her garden.
To walk at the palace park is an experience. Solliden has been open for public since king Gustaf V decided to open it, long before king Carl Gustaf was born. Eriksson says that it wouldn't be possible for the royal family to keep the park and garden if it wasn't open for public. But it also means that the royal family has to leave the Palace at ten o'clock every day and that they can't return before 18.00.
So when you come to Solliden, the royal family is usually there, just in the other part of the park. And there is a sure way to see if the king or crown princess is "at home", then the royal flag with either the big or small coat of arms is raised to the flagpole in front of the Palace.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:09 AM
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Today and tomorrow there are the "Family Days" at Solliden.
At the program
You can meet and cuddle small animals and plant your own flower and take it home. Visit the Solliden machine park and the old playhouse of the Haga princesses is open for public. The Royal Stables has two horses and carriages in Lindallén. You can ride with a pony. Anki and Putte are performing at the park. You can try to throw clay with Lotta & Mary. There is also a tractor safari with guiding for children. You can make your own hamburger at Cottage Café and there is a fairytale moment under a hanging beech tree.
Sollidens familjedagar

Photos from Saturday
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:46 PM
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Svensk Damtidning had an article about the Solliden garden and park a couple of months ago.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:52 AM
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From Solliden Palace's Facebook
At Solliden, these lions guard Gustaf V's croquet court. The marble lions were a gift from Gustaf V to Queen Victoria.
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:49 AM
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From Solliden's Facebook
The agave was taken to the greenhouse a couple of weeks ago
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The Palace
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:04 AM
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Solliden Palace Facebook had an own Advent Calendar, they reminisced what had happened during the year and show nice photos from the park.

1st December
When Magnolia was in bloom.
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2nd
Imagine sitting on that bench in the middle of the roses. Many of our lovely visitors tell us that they only have season cards at Solliden, in order to visit the Dutch rose garden. There they sit for a while and enjoy the beautiful flowers, scents and tranquility.
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...3e&oe=5C976844
3rd
Hasse Andersson built one of the Themed Gardens in 2018. But one evening in August, he played for us at Cottage Café's scene. The entire slope was full of expectant visitors and it was a successful evening.
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4th
Lavender and red roses on a hot summer day by the Palace.
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5th
We look back to July 14, when the Crown Princess celebrated her birthday at Solliden.¨
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6th
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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7th
Anders, Anki and Pytte planted flowers, with all children during our family days.
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8th
The bust of Queen Victoria in the English park.
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9th
Italian garden!
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10th
With small yellow-green flowers in the crown, the tulip tree lights up the entire English park.
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11th
Solliden has about 250 apple and pear trees. Here we dream back to this spring, when there was clear blue sky and sun on the blooming fruit trees.
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12th
At the Cottage Café, which dates from 1890, coffee is served from shiny copper cans with good homemade cakes.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:07 AM
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In June we had an event inspired by Italy. They were very much appreciated by you visitors and we are pleased that the event will return in 2019.
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14th
In our enthusiast vehicle exhibition, there were several hundred fine vehicles of various kinds. The King showed two of his cars.
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15th
The Tulip Sea with about 50,000 bulbs blooms beautifully in the spring.
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16th
The water lilies form a beautiful color clique at Stenpartiet.
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17th
Green is beautiful in the English park.
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18th
The Palace seen from one of our sculptures "Tunnel" by Pĺl Svensson.
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19th
In the linden tree avenue we find tulips Estelle and Oscar.
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20th
Hydrangea at the Pavilion is one of our most photographed flowers / bushes in the park.
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21st
During the family days, the Royal Mews had a show for the visitors.
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22nd
The Palace park was decorated with pumpkins of all kinds during the Harvest Festival.
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23rd
Photo of The Queen from Victoria Day this summer. Today, December 23, the Queen turns 75 years. We send congratulations from Solliden and Öland.
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24th
Today on Christmas Eve, we give you four summer pictures. We wish you all a really Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:35 PM
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Kavaljershuset, the house where Carl Philip and Madeleine and their families stay when they are in Solliden. Screen shot from queen Silvia's interview.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:47 AM
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Solliden Palace wishes nice weekend with this lovely photo at their Facebook.
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Themed Gardens - The Theme of the Year

For the fifth year in a row, Themed Gardens competition is organized in the Solliden Palace Park, on Gustaf V's croquet plan.
New for 2019! 8 competitor contributions on a smaller area, which compete for the Solliden's prize and the visitors' prize. The idea is to give the Palace park a new dimension and a contemporary element, as well as give visitors inspiration and new ideas.
The theme for 2019 is "Balcony life" and may be interpreted in a broad sense.
Sollidens Slott _ Aktuellt
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The spring has come to Solliden
Sollidens slott - Video _ Facebook
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At the greenhouse
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Kaffetorpet (The Cottage Café) was open for Easter on 18-22 April. The staff made it look lovely.
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Kaffetorpet will be open from now on.
The Palace Park and the Royal Gift Shop will open in connection with Öland Spirar on May 10-12.

"There is something very special about the smell of freshly cut grass. Thursday we had premiere in front of the Palace and it smelled lovely!"
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