A Royal pleasure retreat from the 1800s
Rosendal Palace was built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte, by one of the leading architects of the time Fredrik Blom. Rosendal was a summertime pleasure retreat, merely intended as an escape from the formalities of court life at the Royal Palace.
The palace stands today largely as it did in Karl Johan’s lifetime, which makes Rosendal a unique documentation of the European Empire style. At Rosendal time stands still.
During the summer months the palace is open to visitors for guided tours.