Step back in time to the 18th century and grace Gunnebo House with a visit and guided tour of this impressive estate, one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Gothenburg

Built at the end of the 18th century, as a summer residence for John Hall, one of the wealthiest men in Gothenburg at the time, Gunnebo House now stands today as a fine example of neoclassical architecture waiting to be explored and appreciated for its breath-taking design and décor. Set amid the Swedish suburbs of Mölndal, it’s just a short ride from the city centre.

Highlights:

  • Neoclassical style
  • Built in the late 18th century
  • Historically one of the finest houses in Gothenburg
  • One of Sweden’s finest Baroque gardens

Did you know:

  • Gunnebo House was designed by architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg
  • Carlberg embarked on a grand tour of Europe to gather inspiration before he began his work on the esteemed house
  • Carlberg was very impressed by the work of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio who was master in symmetrical buildings which influenced his designs of Gunnebo House
  • John Hall ran one of the biggest trading houses in Gothenburg specialising in wood, bar iron, and train oil
  • Sadly, John Hall only enjoyed a few years in the house, after it took 20 years to complete, before he passed away
  • Some paintings by his son, John Hall, are on display in the house and give a good insight into how life was like in the house in the 18th century
  • Gunnebo House was named a cultural reserve in 2003, the first in Västra Götaland
  • King Gustav III of Sweden and Marie Thérèse of France both visited John Hall and his family at Gunnebo
  • US President George W Bush visited Gunnebo in 2001 for the EU-summit in Gothenburg

The Experience:

Gunnebo House and estate is a beautiful attraction to visit during your time in Gothenburg. The elegant neoclassical house is one of the finest of its styles in the country, and with 20 years in the making, it’s no wonder. Architect Carlberg spent 5 years touring Europe to gather adequate knowledge and inspiration before drawing the plans of the house and estate. You’ll certainly agree, after a visit, that he did a wonderful job.

Visitors to the estate can enjoy the 18th century architecture and design of the house itself, as well as the formal baroque gardens on the southern site, and on Flora’s Hill, as well as the Greenhouses full of exotic plants.

Join in on a free guided tour and learn all about the Hall family, their heyday and history, and the fascinating legacy they left in Gothenburg to be appreciated to this day.

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Garden - Open every day
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Castle tour - Visit www.gunneboslott.se
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Address:

Christina Halls väg, 431 36 Mölndal

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