About

The Park and Gardens at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

The Waldemarsudde estate was part of the bequest of Prince Eugen (1865-1947) to the Swedish state. The estate covers some 70 000 square meters and is situated by the inlet of Stockholm, offering stunning views of the water. The gardens are richly vegetated and include centuries-old oak trees, rock formations, sandy areas and meadows.

Prince Eugen was eager to maintain the park characteristics when he purchased the estate in 1899. In furthering this idea, he had a number of trees planted, as for instance the row of poplars by the water.
Prince Eugen was a landscape painter and an art collector of renown. In 1905, he had a mansion built on the estate and in 1913 he added a gallery for his growing art collection. On the seaward side of the buildings, the Prince had two terraces constructed with beautiful formal gardens and an abundance of flowers.
Today Waldemarsudde is both an art museum and a beautiful home. The flowers grown in the garden and in the estate conservatories are used indoors in magnificent floral displays that are still assembled in accordance with the instructions of the Prince.
The park also hosts several sculptures such as a copy of the antique Nike from Samothrace, as well as works by 20th century sculptors such as Antoine Bourdelle, Auguste Rodin and Carl Milles.
There is a café, open daily in the summer, which is housed in a picturesque fisherman’s cottage dating back to the late 18th century. A visit to the park and gardens is free of charge.
Welcome to Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde!
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