National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ERIKSBERG CASTLE IS A MORE AUSTERE VERSAILLES OF SWEDEN The estate, including tenants' holdings, comprises 60,000 acres. From the chateau extends a sylvan park, with fountains, statues, clipped hedges, cypresses, and flower beds (see text, page 53). Photographs by Almberg and Preinitz SWEDEN'S RULER OFTEN OCCUPIES THIS ROOM The present owner of the country seat, in Sodermanland, is the King's First Master of the Buck Hounds and also his personal friend. Eriksberg Castle is one of the favorite places where the King retires to shoot, play cards, find recreation in happy family life, and indulge in his little hobby-embroidery (see text, page 53).