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SOFIERO – A FAIRYTALE TURNING 150 YEARS
Once upon a time there was a prince and a princess… As many fairytales begin, the fairytale about Sofiero also begins with a prince and a princess. In 1866, Crown Prince Oscar and his wife Sophia of Nassau finally could spend their first summer at the summer palace of their dreams – overlooking the wooded gorges, the strait and Denmark. This year the story about Sofiero turns 150 years and will be celebrated all through 2016 with a big jubilee!
Every year, thousands of visitors come to Sofiero to enjoy the flowering beauty, the royal tradition and the wonderful view towards the Sound. But how did it all start?
In 1864, Prince Oscar and his wife Sophie purchased the Skabelycke estate, just north of Helsingborg, so they could build their summer castle, ‘Sophie-Ro.’ The castle existed already but had a different appearance than today; among other things it had only one floor. Ten years later, when Oscar became king the castle underwent significant renovations to appear as it does today.
You can easily find something to eat when visiting Sofiero. In the Palace you find both Sofiero Palace restaurant and the Glass veranda café. Here you can enjoy dinner, a cup of coffee or lunch - all together with a stunning view over the Sound.
No, it is not allowed to barbeque in the park.
You are very welcome to bring your own picnic to Sofiero. Please note that beverages are not to be contained in glass bottles, in order to avoid glass breakage that might injure other visitors. You may not bring your own grill since it is not allowed to barbeque in the park.
Generally it is not allowed to bring any kinds of chairs to the concerts. On some concerts there might be exceptions. Please view the information for the concert you plan to visit.
Your dog is welcome to the park as long as it's on leash.
Sofiero is located in the south of Sweden, and the rhododendron bloom here from approximately the middle of May to the middle of June.