THE HISTORY OF HÄRINGE

Gyllene lädersalen - Häringe Slott

HISTORY

The palace and the estate have had a lot of owners since Viking Sote first claimed the land as his own around the year 1000. All owners that followed have been more or less decadent with often unlimited funds and a love for the lavish, scandal, glamour and parties, parties and yet more parties. 

There have been numerous owners since Viking Sote first claimed the Häringe Peninsula as his property in the 11th century. The common denominators for all of the owners have been megalomania, extreme wealth, crazy investments, excessive spending, glamour, decadence, scandals and party, party, party!

King Gustav Vasa had a residence here in 1525 and made this the base for his naval fleet, Count Gustav Horn replaced the wooden palace with the stone one still standing today in 1657. Numerous strong women like Agneta Horn and Agneta Wrede inherited the palace after that and opened illegitimate bars, orphanages and other projects unfit for women at the time. Some even defied society and married for love.

In the 1930s Torsten Kreuger who made a fortune out of the Swedish safety Match, renovated and modernized it with refrigerators, Sweden’s first outdoor pool with a slide from the second floor bathroom, a bowling alley and even a tunnel that connects one of the wings with the palace. A few years later when Torsten Kreuger was charged with fraud, he sold the palace to his good friend Axel Wenner-Gren, the founder of Electrolux, in good faith that he would get it back once out of trouble. Axel gave the palace to his wife Margueritte with the words "Häringe is yours, baby!", needless to say without any intention to sell it back to Kreuger. The couple filled the palace with antique furniture, silver, weapons and tapestries. The park was decorated with statues from Peru and Ireland as well as limestone statues of Nordic gods.

After Axel's death the palace was emptied of all valuable items, so when Olle Hartwig, a.k.a the Cray Fish King (he made his fortune selling the delicacy), bought the palace it was more or less empty. By studying pictures from the Wenner-Gren albums, Hartwig managed to repurchase most of the furniture, paintings and tapestries, which are still to be found at the palace today.

In 1999, the Ljungberg family bought Häringe Palace and it is now part of the exclusive chain of historical hotels called c/o Hotels. 

In 2017 the Häringe was bought by Vesko Mijac. He and his daughter Sofie carries on the traditions at the palace. And create new ones, of course! 

 

LIST OF PROPRIETORS

2017-  Vesko Mijac
1999 - 2017 Jenny Ljungberg
1986 - 1999  Olle & Margit Hartwig
1979 - 1986  Sven Philip Sörensen
1974 - 1979 Olle & Margit Hartwig 
1961 - 1974 Marguerite Wenner-Gren
1934 - 1961 Axel & Marguerite Wenner-Gren
1929 - 1934 Torsten Kreuger
1896 - 1929 August Trolle Löwen
1881 - 1896 Erik August Otto Trolle Löwen
1863 - 1881 Otto Wilhelm Löwen
1825 - 1863 Karl Fabian Löwen 
1773 - 1825 Fabian Löwen
1745 - 1773 Karl Julius de la Gardie
1730 - 1745 Magnus Julius de la Gardie
1730 -  Agneta Wrede
1712 - 1730 Axel Johan Ax:son Lillie
1681 - 1712 Fabian Wrede
1672 - 1681  Gustaf Kruus
1657 - 1672 Agneta Horn G Kruus
1628 - 1657 Fältmarskalk Gustav Horn
1618 - 1628 Kung Gustav II Adolf 
1610 - 1618 Hertig Johan Adolf af Östergötland
1592 - 1610 Hertig Magnus och hans bröder
1574 - 1592 Kung Johan III
1534 - 1574 Johan Pedersen Båth
1528 - 1534 Peder Olofson Båth
1525 - 1528 Kung Gustav Vasa 
1495 - 1525  Sten Sture med arvingar
1278 - 1495  Biskopstolen i Strägnäs
1250 - 1278 Magnus Ladulås
1060 - 1250 Sveriges Konungar
  - 1060  Kung Stenkil
ca 990-1007  Viking Sote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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