Vadstena Castle


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.

Castle is open all year round for pre-booked tours in english.

Opening hours:

2 September – 11 October
Monday – Friday 12.00 – 16.00

14 October – 25 October
Torsdag – Fredag 12.00 – 16.00

28 October – 3 November: Autum holiday!
Open daily 12.00 – 16.00 

Guided tour every saturday (swe) Kl 14.00


Guided tours: 

1/1 - 17/5 Renaissance | Saturdays at 14:00 
18/5 - 16/6 Renaissance | Saturday & Sunday at 14:00 
17/6 - 7/7 Renaissance tour | Daily at 14:00

8/7 - 11/8 | Daily:
11:00 Renaissance tour swe
12:00 Defense tour swe 
12:00 English renaissance tour
14:00 Renaissance tour swe
14:00 Childrens tour swe
16:00 Renaissance tour swe (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
16:00 The women around the vasa throne (Tues, Wed, Sat)

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!



Price information

Adults 90 SEK
Senior citizen/Studen): 80 SEK
Children (8 - 17) 70 SEK
Children under 8 free


Guided tour admission:
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

Public transportation