Although the official residence for Sweden’s royal family is Stockholm Palace in the center of the bustling capital, their day to day is spent about an hour away via road or water. Pulling-up, or floating-up via boat in my case, is quite the experience. Flanked by acres and acres of manicured lawns and gardens, the pale yellow palace is striking. Drottninghom translates to “Queen’s Islet”, which makes sense because the palace sits on an island surrounded by pristine lakes and waterways.
Built in the late 1600’s, Drottningholm is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sweden’s first family has opened it up for tours and allow citizens and foreigners to stroll through the grounds. You can even have lunch at the restaurant just off the boat dock. This is definitely a site not to miss!