Sweden´s first Parliament Act was adopted here, and this is also where Karl XIII received the news that the 1810 Parliament in Örebro had chosen Jean Baptiste Bernadotte as heir to the Swedish throne.
The castle´s oldest parts were built in the 14th century, and at the end of the 16th century, Duke Karl, who later became King Karl IX transformed the then dilapidated medieval castle into a magnificent renaissance castle.
The castle today
Today, the former royal palace has become one of Örebro´s biggest tourist attractions, with exhibitions, shows and other events held throughout the year.
There is also a restaurant with fantastic outdoor seating in summer, conference facilities and assembly rooms and a tourist office with shop. Opening hours here
The rest of the year the castle has guided tours every Saturday and Sunday. At Easter, it is “Witch Week", and around Halloween “Ghost Week" when you can go on adventures in the middle of the night — but only if you are brave enough!
During the school holidays, special guided tours are arranged for children, and on Saturdays and Sundays, you can book children´s parties at the castle.
Guided tours of the castle throughout the year
30 min. tour 1 h. family tour
11.00 Swedish 13.00 Swedish
11.30 Swedish 14.00 English
12.00 English 15.00 Swedish
9-22/6 and 11-24/8
1 h guided tour
daily 13.00 Swedish/English
Rest of the year,
Information och guide
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