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Old 01-18-2020, 03:46 PM
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Solliden Palace launched its new website a couple of days ago.
Välkommen till Sollidens Slott på Öland

”Welcome to the beautiful park of Solliden with its luxuriant trees, shrubs and flowers. Solliden is a part of our cultural heritage, which is of special concern to me. It was built by my great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, and was completed in 1906.
When my great-grandfather, Gustav V, died in 1950, I inherited the palace. It is my intention to preserve Solliden, so that future generations will be able to enjoy its unique and glorious gardens.”
– Carl Gustaf –

The exhibition of the year
This year's exhibition at Solliden will be about H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf's life here at Solliden, from childhood to today. We will display both public and private images.
Utställningar - Sollidens Slott

Themed Gardens competition
Themed Gardens 2020 - Balcony: Theme Hemester
For the sixth year in a row, we are organizing a Themed Gardens competition in Solliden Palace Park, on Gustaf V croquet floor. The idea is to give the Palace park a new dimension and a contemporary element as well as give visitors inspiration and new ideas. This year too, it will be about balconies, this time with the theme HEMESTER, ie. the new word for vacationing at home. Participants are free to interpret the theme.
Idéträdgårdar 2020 - Balkong_ Tema Hemester - Sollidens Slott
Idéträdgårdar på Sollidens Slott 2020 – Information och regler - Sollidens Slott
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:34 PM
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Spring feeling in Solliden, from Palace's Facebook.
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Solliden's operations manager Carolina Thaysen has good news, Solliden will be open during the summer.
- Yes, we will be open! We open the Palace park for visits on May 20, and our Kaffetorpet (Cottage Cafe) will open in June, she tells Svensk Damtidning.
- We are an outdoor visit destination and everyone will be able to keep good distances to each other. And at Cottage Cafe we will slip between the tables, and table service of course.
- Then of course we follow the recommendations of the authorities very, very carefully. And should there be any other directives, we will take a new position, and take any action based on it, says Carolina Thaysen
She also offers another news: This year's exhibition in the Solliden Pavilion focuses on the king and his 70 years on Solliden. After all, he was only four years old when he became the lord of the palace.
- It is a photo exhibition and I can already promise private pictures that have never been shown before! says Carolina Thaysen.
Solliden ska ha öppet – glädjebesked från kungen _ Svensk Dam
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:15 AM
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When Gustav V inherited Solliden from his wife Victoria, he became very involved in the development of the park. He, for example, let to open the park for visitors. Here he is seen together with his personal physician Axel Munthe who also spent a lot of time here at Solliden.
https://www.facebook.com/Sollidenssl...type=3&theater

The weeping pear some days ago
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Spring!
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Old 05-02-2020, 06:26 AM
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Tulip "Princess Victoria" at the Solliden Palace Park today.
https://scontent-hel2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...40&oe=5ED24895

Lovely photo from yesterday with all those tulips, Solliden Palace's Facebook
https://scontent-hel2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1f&oe=5ED72938

Photos of the royal family in Solliden during the years
15 bilder från Solliden – som du bara måste se! _ Svensk Dam

A couple of air photos of Solliden taken in 2015
Öland - Solidens Slott Öland © 20150909_TOJ8980 - FJELLFOTOGRAFEN
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Themed Gardens competition
Themed Gardens 2020 - Balcony: Theme Hemester
For the sixth year in a row, we are organizing a Themed Gardens competition in Solliden Palace Park, on Gustaf V croquet floor. The idea is to give the Palace park a new dimension and a contemporary element as well as give visitors inspiration and new ideas. This year too, it will be about balconies, this time with the theme Hemester, ie. the new word for vacationing at home. Participants are free to interpret the theme.
Participants of the Year:
1 - A Peaceful Oasis - Drottning Victorias Hotell & Vilohem, Borgholm
2 - Balcony Retreat - Lovisa Fogelström / Garden Engineer, Lund
3 - Bal Con Fiori - Josefine Woxmark, Lantliv & Trädgård, Helena W Georgson, Lantliv & Trädgård, and Vintage Riviera, Bromma
4 - Caradonna's colorful enjoyment - Helena Gustafsson, garden architect at Caradonna Trädgårdsdesign, Handen
5 - Get Quiet - Niclas Bernehagen, Stockholm
6 - Seven senses! Seven Senses! - Jeanette Wahl and Marika Wahl Lindberg, Gallery Utopi, Byxelkrok & Åre
7 - The Nordic Light - Amy Krüger (creative leader) Johan Nilsson (Hyttmästare) / Orranäs Glasbruk AB (in Orrefors)
8 - The dream forest - a fusion between city and forest - Malin Dellenhed - Urban Gardener, Gothenburg
Idéträdgårdar 2020 - Balkong_ Tema Hemester - Sollidens Slott
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Old 05-16-2020, 05:16 AM
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Swedish Press Agency SPA publishes at its Facebook today photos of Solliden, which they have taken last week.
"New exclusive Pictures from the Royal Greenhouses at Solliden Palace on Öland. SPA was there last week to take some new shoots. Here the royal family grow flowers and vegetables which are then planted out in the palace park. The royal family is almost self-sufficient on vegetables during their stay at Solliden during the summer. There are cucumbers, tomatoes, several types of chili and lots of other things."
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:08 AM
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When the King's summer Palace Solliden finally opens its doors on Wednesday, it will be without the Lord of the Palace - for the first time in several years. According to Margareta Thorgren, the king follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency and stays at Stenhammar.
But he probably does it with sadness in his heart. That traditions are broken is always deplorable to the king, and to Crown Princess Victoria.
But now they have seen one tradition after another being cancelled: the King's birthday celebration, Victoria's name day, National Day. Yes, even Victoria Day. And so the latest setback concerns Solliden.
There everything was ready for a real success season. The king has paid a new website at his summer Palace and this year's mild island winter has been extra nice to the flowers in the royal family's large gardens.
- We are an outdoor visit destination and everyone will be able to keep good distances to each other. Of course, we follow the recommendations of the authorities very, very carefully, says Solliden Operations Manager Carolina Thaysen.
All islanders - and those on the mainland who live close enough - can therefore enjoy the spring flowers around the Palace. And to see new unique pictures of the king!
- This year's exhibition at the Solliden Pavilion is about the King's 70 years as the Lord of the Palace and I can promise private pictures that have never been shown before, says Carolina Thaysen.
The plan is also to open the King's own nice summer café Kaffetorpet, which is just outside the Palace gates, in June.
Kungens privata bakslag_ En sorg _ Svensk Dam

Some photos from the exhibition
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Photo at Solliden Palace's Facebook
"This week's review from Solliden Palace: The King and Queen stand in front of the perennial list and admire the summer's fuchsias. Fuchsia is one of the Queen's favorite flowers
The picture was taken in 1996 by Lennart Durehed and is part of the photo exhibition 'Kungliga Somrar' (Royal Summers) which opens on Wednesday at Solliden. Warm welcome!"
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:31 PM
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Season opening in the Palace park
May 20 at 1 p.m. 11am → May 24 at 4 p.m. 16:00
Just in time for the Ascension day, this year we will open the gates to the Palace park for the season. We already open on Wednesday, May 20. Welcome to enjoy the flower show in the park and the birdhouse exhibition on the croquet ground. In the Pavilion, the photo exhibition shows "Kungliga somnar" (Royal summers). Here you will see pictures from Carl XVI Gustaf's life here at Solliden from childhood to today. Some pictures have been shown before, while others have never been shown before.
In the shop we have opening offers and sales of plants. Kaffetorpet is not yet open but there will be serving in our Creperi. It will also be possible to buy a picnic basket into the park.
Säsongsöppning i slottsparken - Sollidens Slott

Information about Covid 19
Solliden is open daily from May 20 - September 27, Kaffetorpet opens May 3. Due to covid-19, we are adapting the business and have taken the necessary measures to ensure a safe environment and prevent the spread of infection. We continuously follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency and the government's decisions.
Everyone free from symptoms (cough, sniff, fever etc.) is warmly welcomed to Solliden Castle this summer. We urge all visitors to be careful about hand hygiene and to keep distance from other visitors!
Information om Covid 19 - Sollidens Slott

Solliden Palace's Facebook about yesterday
What a great opening day it was. Today the park opens at 11.00 and the picnic tables are ready in the English park. You buy your picnic basket in our Creperie at the entrance.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:23 PM
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Some nice photos from Solliden, taken by visitors during the last few days.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAiNMmNgO0B/
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:26 PM
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Solliden Palace Facebook:
The handkerchief tree a couple of days ago
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The solanum tree has been brought out from the greenhouse
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And the first roses in front of Solliden Palace are blooming
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Is Villa Skönvik privately owned by the Bernadottes?
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:03 PM
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Is Villa Skönvik privately owned by the Bernadottes?
It is at the Solliden Palace area, which the king owns, it is his private property. The swedish press has written, that Victoria and Daniel paid the building of Villa Skönvik.
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:04 PM
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Is Villa Skönvik privately owned by the Bernadottes?
Yes, the whole Sofiero estate was willed to King Carl Gustav by his great-grandfather King Gustav V who in turn had inherited it from his wife Queen Victoria
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:20 PM
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I guess Gustav V decided to make sure it went directly from him to Carl Gustaf to avoid double taxes - as at that point Carl Gustaf was only 4 years old (but it was clear he would be his grandfather's heir)?

So, will it go to Estelle (or even her firstborn) next?
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Old 06-05-2020, 02:11 PM
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I guess Gustav V decided to make sure it went directly from him to Carl Gustaf to avoid double taxes - as at that point Carl Gustaf was only 4 years old (but it was clear he would be his grandfather's heir)?

So, will it go to Estelle (or even her firstborn) next?
Perhaps Gustav V willed Solliden to Carl Gustaf, because his son Gustaf (VI) Adolf already had Sofiero, which he and crown princess Margareta had got as a wedding gift from king Oscar II in 1905. After Margareta's death Gustaf VI Adolf remained true to Sofiero and spent his summers there until his death in 1973. On his death, Sofiero was bequeathed to the city of Helsingborg.
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I guess Gustav V decided to make sure it went directly from him to Carl Gustaf to avoid double taxes - as at that point Carl Gustaf was only 4 years old (but it was clear he would be his grandfather's heir)?

So, will it go to Estelle (or even her firstborn) next?
Although members of the Royal family had some inheritance tax privileges at the time of the death of Gustav V I'm sure that was one of the reasons behind him leaving Sofiero to Carl Gustav. Maybe it had been the intention of Gustav and Victoria to leave it to Gustaf Adolf. Another reason might have been that he was very close to Princess Sibylla who held his hand when he passed away. She was given the use of the property until her son reached maturity.
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Old 06-13-2020, 03:05 PM
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There was "Solliden meets Italy" theme days yesterday and today in Solliden.
There was Solliden Mediterranean Plants Guidance with Solliden's gardener (max 20 people), Queen Victoria's Italy - special guided tour with operations manager Carolina Thaysen (max 20 people) and today hiking lecture on Mediterranean plants together with author and garden designer Peter Englander (max 20 people) and Mirabellgården sold their terracotta pots.
Photos from Solliden Palace's Facebook
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Beautiful bougainvilleas when you arrive to Solliden
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBVHmVdJz4a/

It looks lovely outside Kaffetorpet Restaurant and Cafe
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:13 AM
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King Carl Gustaf inaugurates this year's "Themed Gardens" competition on Saturday.
Themed Gardens 2020 - Balcony: Theme Hemester
For the sixth year in a row, a Themed Gardens competition in Solliden Palace Park, on Gustaf V croquet floor. This year too, it will be about balconies, this time with the theme Hemester, ie. the new word for vacationing at home. Participants are free to interpret the theme.
The preparations are underway, Solliden's Facebook
https://scontent-hel2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e6&oe=5F18FD66

Other photos from a contestant's Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/CByfGDHDOxq/

On 26th June and 8th July there will be a new event at Solliden
Evening open with Music Quiz
Welcome to a cozy evening at Kaffetorpet. Here we enjoy summer evenings outdoors at a proper distance from each other. From 17.00 we have an evening offer and at 19.00 the Klintans Quiz starts. It will be a fun music quiz with both questions about music and other topics. Maximum of 50 guests
Kvällsöppet med Musikquiz - Sollidens Slott
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:36 AM
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Visitors' photos from Solliden during the last weeks
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsdko7pr8k/
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The annual Enthusiast Vehicle exhibition planned on 2nd August is cancelled.
Unfortunately, under prevailing circumstances with Covid-19, we will not be able to implement Enthusiast Vehicle Day 2020. We warmly welcome both visitors and exhibitors in 2021 instead.
INSTÄLLT - Entusiastfordonsutställning - Sollidens Slott
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