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Experience Grönsöö

A living Swedish cultural heritage environment, managed by the von Ehrenheim family

  • Guided tours in the palce interior by a family member, with its unique collection of antiques.
  • Discover one of Swedens most beautiful gardens.
  • See our unique exhibitions.
  • Eat and drink well in our lakeside café.
  • Enjoy a wonderful wilderness quite near our capital.

Grönsöö Manor

The von Ehrenheim family home at Gronsoo represents a rich and diverse example of Swedish fine arts and handicrafts from three centuries

Grönsöö have always been the home for its owners, which it still is. The manor have never been completly rebuilt, but have been continously developed owner by owner, generation by generation. Traces from all timeperiods have therefore continously been preserved in a today most unusual way.

What is really special with Grönsöö today, besides it still is a family home, is the rich collection of inventory with furniture, books, paintings and artpieces that still is intact in the manor. They ar not collected at a certain time, but have been inherited in long lines of inheritance in the von Ehrenheim, von Engeström, Benzelius, Benzelstierna, von Baumgarten and Blomstedt families.

Experience a guided tour by a member of the von Ehrenheim family in a more and more unusual collection of antiques in its proper environment!

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Grönsöö Manor garden

Gronsoo Palace, built in 1611 by Chancellor Johan Skytte, was surrounded from the very beginning by gardens, which were developed successively and today offer a unique view of Swedish garden history. A visitor on a guided tour of the gardens can see traces and structures from at least five different periods of Swedish garden architecture.

Grönsöö Manor garden recieved 2005 an honourable third place in the competion "Swedens most beautiful garden". Here some of the comments:

"An unusual well preserved historical garden with structures from 17th century until today. Wellpreserved, beautiful and atmospheric."

"Unbeatable beautiful with the chineese pagoda at the lakeside!"

" A thougtful strategy for preservation of our garden heritage that gives us today an oasis for refilling our senses"

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The grounds

The lake Mälaren nature that enclose Grönsöö Manor is breathtaking

Experience the beautiful nature arond the Manor an Gardens trough our 2,5 km naturetrail that starts at the parking. You will see forests, fields, and an unusual beautiful lakeside part with cliffs and old pinetrees. Take a swim in the lake at the cliffs.

Exhibitions

Housekeeping at Gronsoo

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Housekeeping at Grönsöö - People and labour behind the representative facade - themeexhibition May-Oct 2019

 

 

"Female artists at Gronsoo"

special exhibition may-oct 2019

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Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition shows the carriages, the sledges and the craftsmens tools from older times at Grönsöö. There is also an exhibition of the 17th century history of the manor.

Café

The old distillery from the 18th century now accommodates our cafe.

We serve coffee, sandwiches and pastries some of which are homemade here at Grönsöö. We also serve light lunch dishes. Welcome to enjoy the Goulash soup made of moose or wild boar. We also serve two different salads. Enjoy our own applejuice together with the lake view.

Giftshop

The giftshop is located in the old stable together with the exhibitions.

In our giftshop you will find our applejuice, books, gifts and here you can purchase the entrance tickets.

Group visits

We admit preebooked groups from May trough September.

Guided tour of the palace in english
Guided tour of the von Ehrenheim home and the historic collections, Each group max 50 persons. Price for the long tour (1hrs) SEK 150 per person. Short tour (30 min) SEK 100/person minimum 10 persons. Please note: the number of tours available is limited. (If the group exceeds 25 persons we divide the group into two and show the palace and the exhibitions or the gardens in rotation)

Guided tour of Gronsoo manor garden, the Chinese Pagoda and flower garden,1-hour.
Price SEK 30 per person, minimum SEK 700.

Coffee and meals in the Distillery
Coffee or tea with cakes or sandwich by prior arrangement. Price SEK 70SEK per person. Buffet lunches arranged through catering. E.g. pickled salmon with salad, bread and butter, beer or mineral water, coffee and. Price SEK 170 per person. Evening arrangements with dinner e.g. pickled herring and snaps. Prices on request.

Tour of medieval Utö House 45 minutes
Tour of the stone house and the archaeological examination. Visiting groups can only reach Utö House by boat. See below. Price SEK 30 per person.

Combinations (contact us)
• Palaces round lake Mälaren. Package with or without overnight stay and visit to other Palaces round lake Mälaren.
• Boats arrangements on lake Mälaren
• Day conferences in Gronsoo palace and other special arrangements

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