500 years of King Gustav Vasa
At Gripsholm – King Gustav Vasa's castle, featuring Sweden's best preserved settings from his time – the Vasa jubilee will be celebrated in 2023 with talks, a series of concerts, themed tours and much more.
2023 is a double jubilee year for Sweden. The year marks both HM The King's 50th jubilee and the 500th anniversary of Gustav Vasa's election as king of Sweden at the parliamentary session in Strängnäs on 6 June 1523 – a decisive moment for Sweden's development as a nation.
Five hundred years after the royal election in Strängnäs, the spotlight will be on Gripsholm as a national monument and the Swedish castle that is most closely associated with King Gustav Vasa. The man and his life will be revealed and discussed from every angle during 2023.
There will be Vasa-themed events at Gripsholm Castle including concerts, tours, children's activities and park walks, focusing on the castle itself, its defence, politics and Gustav Vasa's family.
The year of Vasa events begins with talks in April, season opening with Vasa tours from May onwards, a jubilee-themed series of concerts during the summer, and a series of talks in the autumn. Vasa-themed activities will also take place during the Easter and autumn holidays.