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 – 11 April: Easter holiday!

Daily 12 – 16

12 April – 30 April:

Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

1 May – 30 May:

Monday – Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

1 June – 25 June:

Monday – Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

26 July – 8 August:

Monday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.00

We accept private groups all year round. Contact us for more information about a private tour. 

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.
Due to Corona, we wont be having any english tours this 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!


Contact information

Hamngatan 4, Nya slottsbron
59230 Vadstena
Phone: +46-143621600


Opening hours

Monday - Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

Price information

Adults 130 SEK
Senior citizen/Studen): 120 SEK
Children (8 - 15) 80 SEK
Children (5 - 7) 30 SEK


Guided tour admission:
Adults: 160 SEK
Senior citizen/Student: 150 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (6 - 15 years): 100 SEK
Children under 7 years: Free

Public transportation


  • WC
  • Parking