Hidden places in Stockholm: The Ghost Park

December 13, 2017 • 2 min read

In central Stockholm, more specifically in Vasastan, lies the ghost park. It is flanked by The Scheffler Palace, also known as the Haunted Mansion. Have you missed this ghostly place in the middle of town?

The ghost park, despite its scary name, is Stockholm’s only protected park by law. What makes it so unique and is considered having that much cultural-historical value, is its composition; it’s partly an 18th-century classic park with hardwoods and winding paths, but also a baroque garden with gazebo dating back to the 17th century. The park is surrounded by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the School of Economics and not to mention the Haunted Mansion.

On Drottninggatan 116 lies the hidden Scheffler Palace, an old ore farm which since 1830 is known as the Haunted Mansion in Stockholm. Why do these outwardly seen very beautiful places, have got such an unpleasant nickname? Since the 1700’s rumors have been spoken about ghosts in both the house and the park. Myths about strange sounds, music, and singing have been flooding here for years. At the beginning of the 19th century, a burial site was found in the park. Whether it’s true that it’s haunted or not, we don’t know. We suggest you simply go to the neighborhood and feel for yourself. If you dare.

To go to The Ghost Park, walk up Drottninggatan as far as you can (in the opposite direction of Gamla stan). Here’s a google map link.