Christmas dinner at the Ghost castle in Stockholm

For the second time I had the fortune of being invited to the Ghost palace (Spökslottet) or the palace of Scheffler (Schefflerska palatset) for a traditional Christmas dinner. Within its walls a treasure awaits, a treasure of art, glass and furniture.

The building was built by the Dutch businessman Hans Petter Scheffler ca 1700 and has been used as a private resident until 1923. After this it has been owned by Stockholm University. The building is situated at Drottninggatan 116 in Stockholm.


The picture is borrowed from wikipedia.(

The major part of the art collection within is dated from the 16th century to the 18th century. Most paintings are made by international artists among them Pieter Bruegel the elder (ca 1527-1569). There are also paintings from 18th century Venice by for example Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) and some Swedish paintings aswell. There is also a large collection of glass from the glasswork Orrefors in Småland. The furniture is from mostly swedish and from the late 17th and the 18th century.

In this pdf publication “Art treasures in the Ghost palace” some of the finer artworks on display in the Ghost castle are presented.

The museum is not open for public except on special occasions, I warmly recommend it if you have the possibility to visit it.

Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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