Vadstena Castle

Closed for the day Vadstena

The construction of Vadstena Castle began the year of 1545 on initiative of the king Gustav Vasa. The fortress later evolved to a beautiful renaissance castle, finished the year of 1621. The castle is mainly open summer time, but guided tours and events are held throughout the year.


Jan 6: open for the guided tour at 14.00 (the tour is in swedish)

Jan 7 – Apr 29: open for the renaissance tour every saturday at 14.00


May 6: SLOTTETS DAG kl 12.00 – 16.00! Fri entré och gratis aktiviteter!

May 7 – June 2
Wed – Sun 12.00 – 16.00

June 3 – July 7
every day 10.00 – 17.00

July 8 – Aug 20
every day 9.30 – 18.00, OBS! July 30 the castle is open 9.30 – 15.00 due to matine

Aug 21 – Sept 10
every day 12.00 – 16.00

Sept 11 – Oct 1
Wed – Sun 12.00 – 16.00


Guided tour fee
Adults: 130 SEK
Senior citizen/Student: 120 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 - 17 years): 90 SEK
Children under 7 years: Free

The renaissance castle of Vadstena
This is our classic tour of the castle. A guide dressed in historic garments representing one of the royalities from the Vasa-family takes you along for a historic tour in the castle. The royalty guides you through the royal suites, the festive hall and the church, how people lived in the castle and tells stories from their own lives. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
This tour is only available in english during the summer, but if you want to experience the castle as a group, you can make a pre-booked tour. Email us at


Welcome to Vadstena Castle!



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