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Escape from the "State Prison" - Summer at Tullgarn
Gustaf V and his family spent many long summers at Tullgarn. Queen Victoria, who in dark times called the Royal Palace the "State Prison", loved animals and nature. At Tullgarn, by the sparkling bay and greenery, she received light and air.
Even though Tullgarn Palace remains closed until further notice, the park is a visit destination in itself, well worth a trip. A walk through Tullgarn Palace Park is a walk from the 17th century to the 20th century - from Carl Hårlemans linden tree avenues to Gustaf V and Queen Victoria's exotic tree species as a Japanese screen figure. Here are several old park buildings - Victoria's stable, the greenhouse and the inn. The inn houses a castle café which opens on June 13, and is then open Tuesday through Sunday. Ask for a takeaway if you want to enjoy a snack or lunch in the park. On the web are several recipes from the archives, including Gustaf V's Tullgarnspaj.
Queen Victoria in the hammock with one of her ten dogs, probably 1886–87, from the Bernadotte Library's archive. Gustaf V with company takes a meal in the park, photo Engelberth Bengtsson for Hemmets Journal. Exterior picture Dick Norberg / Kungligaslotten.se
Tullgarn Palace Park and Cafe
During Gustav V and Victoria's summers at Tullgarn Palace, croquet was sometimes played in the beautiful linden tree avenue, coffee drinks in the orangery and boat excursions were a big part of summer life. Even today, the linden tree avenue, the orangery and the boathouse remain and can be discovered on a walk through the park.
On Saturday, Tullgarn Palace café opens. Here are places both inside and outside, if you want to settle down in the park, just ask for takeaway.
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Summers at Tullgarn Palace
Somrarna på Tullgarn - Kungliga slotten