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:

1 April to 17 May
Monday - Friday 12:00 to 16:00

26/4 - Limited acess due to art exibition
15/5 - The castle is closed

May 18 to June 16
Monday - Sunday 12:00 to 16:00

June 17 to August 11
Monday - Sunday 10:00 to 17:00

4/8 The castle closes at 15.00 due to the Opera matiné

August 12-September 1
Monday - Sunday 12:00 to 16:00

September 2 to October 31
Monday - Friday 12:00 to 16:00

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