9 May 2011
Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden
I visited Waldemarsudde, the home of the artist Prince Eugen of Sweden, during my first (and still only) visit to Stockholm in early April 2006. It became one of the highligts of my visit, not only because the museum and gallery were interesting and enjoyable to visit, but also because the weather that day was sunny and warm.
Prince Eugen, the youngest son of King Oscar II and Queen Sophia, bought the property in October 1899 and the mansion was finished in 1905. After his death in 1947 the estate became - in accordance with Prince Eugen's will - the property of the state, and is today one of the most popular arts collections in Sweden. Go to the website for more pictures and details about the estate and museum!
Besides the mansion and the gallery, the park is also worth taking a walk in. Waldemarsudde at Djurgården has the address Prince Eugens väg 6 (of course!) and can be reached by tram (S7 from Sergels torg) or by ferry to Gröna Lund.
Updated on Saturday 21 May 2011 at 13.00 (typo corrected).