Sofiero Castle and Gardens

131 Sofierovägen

A king’s legacy is usually comprised of legendary war stories, yet several Swedish kings are best remembered for establishing spectacular gardens. King Gustaf VI Adolf left this grand estate to the city of Helsingborg upon his death in 1973. The large rhododendron garden adds a splash of color to the Skåne coastline. Many unique sculptures are hidden away in the greenery, so take your time to fully explore the gardens that have been voted Europe’s best.

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A must see if you're in Helsingborg--or Helsingør

The house is pretty (by Swedish standards) and the gardens are beautiful. There’s a huge lawn that goes from the house down toward the sea. Helsingør, Denmark, is just a couple of miles across the sound from here so you really should visit there as well, the city and Kronborg (Hamlet’s Castle). The ferry boats go very frequently and are reasonably priced (by Swedish standards, again). Be sure to fika at kaffeet!

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