If you are in Stockholm and take the tram out to the island of Djurgården until the final stop, you have come to Waldemarsudde. This is both a distinguished art museum and a popular destination for an excursion. In the peaceful gardens with an area of 70,000 square metres you will find many sculptures and colourful flowers. There is a path along the shore with garden benches where you can sit and watch the boats passing in and out of the harbour area.
Prince Eugen (1865 – 1947) was a landscape painter, a contemporary of August Strindberg, Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson and Carl Fredrik Hill. Some of their paintings can now be seen in the Waldemarsudde art museum. This is one of the finest collections of Swedish art from the turn of the 20th century. The collection is complemented with temporary exhibitions.
The Waldemarsudde mansion dates from 1905. It was Prince Eugen’s home. The home and collection were donated to the Swedish state after Prince Eugen’s death.
In the museum you will also find a museum shop, café and restaurant.
If you don’t want to visit the museum, you can also eat lunch or fika (coffee and cakes) in a charming little café from the 18th century, the Café Ektorpet. It is located in the park of Waldemarsudde.
If you sit outside in fine weather, you can have a great view of Stockholm while enjoying delicious meals, beverages or pastries. We had a very tasty cured salmon (gravlax) with small potatoes, lots of dill, and a fine glass of white wine.
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