Guided castle tour, Löfstad Castle
Guided castle tour, Löfstad Castle
Guided castle tour, Löfstad Castle
6 Dec - 10 Dec

Guided castle tour, Löfstad Castle

Join us on a journey back 100 years to the time when Emilie Piper lived. Her home is complete with around 34.000 objects and just as many stories. Emelie died in 1926 and wanted her home to be preserved and displayed. At Löfsstad you can see a real noble's home that was brought together over several centuries. Take the chance to visit a castle that has been more or less untouched for almost 100 years.

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September 30 and October 1 2023

On the weekend of September 30 to October 1, the castle network in Östergötland has Castle Weekend and all the castles have extra tours.

At Löfstad Castle, this means that this particular weekend we have the following shows:

Saturday and Sunday

11:15 Castle tour

13:00 Display of the castle's textile treasures

14:00 View of castle and guest room floor

15:00 Castle tour

Ticket purchases for these shows are done online.


Ghost tours for children and adults 25 October - 5 November 2023.

Ghost tours for adults (over 13 years) November 7 - November 9 2023.

(tickets go on sale October 1 at 00:00)

General information that applies throughout the summer 2023:

The castle shop is open every day between 11:00 and 16:00.

The summer exhibition is open between 11:00 and 16:00 every day, free entry.

The kitchen floor is open between 11:00 and 16:00 every day, free entry.

June 1- June 30

Castle tours are held at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day.

July 1-July 31

The castle shop is open every day between 11:00 and 16:00.

Castle tours are held at 11:00, 13:00 and 14:00 every day

Kitchen and guest room viewing is held at 12:00 every day.

Textile display is held at 15:00 every day.

August 1-August 31

Castle tours are held at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day, tickets are purchased in the Castle shop before the tour.

Admission to viewings. Tickets are purchased online or in the Castle shop before the tour.

Miss Emilie Piper was borng at Löfstad Castle in 1857, ans was raised to become a capable spouse to a suitable nobleman. But fate, or maybe Emilie herself, wanted something else and she never married. Instead, her own home, one of Östergötland's most magnificent castles, became her great passion and mission in life. With a palpable interest in interior design, an exceptional eye for detail and the will to both renew and preserve, Emilie created a fantastic castle interior that is still preserved to today. Before Emelie died in 1926, she donated the inventory to Östergötland's Museum with clear instructions to preserve everything exactly as it was. And her wish has been granted. It really feels like Emelie left for a while, planning to come back at any moment.

The furniture, the paintings, the coffee cups, the textiles - every object is in its place just as it has been since 1926. On the small almanac in the bedroom, the note with December 19th still remains. The date Emilie was laid to rest. Portraits of all the powerful men and women who have owned the castle over the centuries hang on the wall in the grand salon. On the bed is a silk quilt that once belonged to Axel von Fersen's supposed mistress, the French queen Marie Antoinette. Each item has a story to tell and together they provide an unbeatable picture of a fascinating castle life almost a hundred years ago.

Next to Löfstad Castle there are two wings that house a genuine inn and a stable with the Slottsboden shop. The horses' name tags still hang. In front of the castle, an impressive castle yard spreads out and outside it is one of Sweden's best-preserved English parks, laid out by Sophie von Fersen in the early 19th century. A long nature and cultural trail winds its way through the castle's property, a perfect walking route in a beautiful setting. There you can learn more about state life, fascinating lives and the old railway. Owner Emilie Piper could be perceived as somewhat strict, but knew that it was part of her role to take care of the vulnerable. From time to time, she walked among the houses on the estates and was never late in giving a piece of bread for the tramps who came by at regular intervals.

Löfstad Castle is run by Östergötland's Museum, which also owns all the inventory. The buildings and estate are owned and managed by Riddarhuset. Just as Emilie Piper wanted it.

  • Phone number (booking)
    011-33 50 67
  • Street address
    Löfstad Slott
  • Postal code
  • City (address)
  • Occasions
    Wednesday 6 December
    Thursday 7 December
    Friday 8 December
  • Saturday 9 December
    Sunday 10 December

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