This weekend I went to Helsingborg, Sweden to visit the great park Sofiero just a couple of kilometers north of the town.
Sofiero Castle is a historic castle with a very beautiful park. In fact in 2010 it won the title being the most beautiful park in Europe! It once belonged to the Swedish royal family and is now open for the public. The former king Gustav Adolf was very interested in rhododendron and there are several hundred different varieties found in the park. The park is divided in different sections like roses, dahlias and a vegetable garden. This makes the park an interesting visit at different seasons. In a corner of the park one can even buy plants in a picturesque flower shop.
From the café and the restaurant you have a great view over the Øresund and are able to see Kronborg in the distance (Known from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet). It is possible to see many of the rooms at the top floor. They are decorated in different styles to reflect the interior designs of different style periods, though the furniture probably is not the original furniture from the king’s period. The restaurant definitely has a great vintage touch to it, but I didn’t try the food there. The café had delicious pancakes with homemade strawberry jam :-))
Bus nr. 8 stops at the park and you can fetch it at Knutpunktet in Helsingborg, right at the railway station. In summer it goes about 4 times every hour.
Purple flowers with a bench reflected in the water
A romantic bench to rest
Faded flower in the park
More faded flowers
A romantic spot in the park
Peaking through a leaf window
When I was there, it was dahlia season and they grow in many colors in big flower beds.