Twin Lusthus At Lidingöbros Värdshus

A pair of identical octagonal garden pavilions mark the northern and southern shoreline corners of the fondly-remembered Lindingöbros Värdshus (Lidingö Bridge Inn).

Pictured are “Drottningens Pavilong” (the Queen’s pavilion, once visited by Queen Lovisa as her husband, King Karl XV, fished nearby) and “Ungmö Paviljongen” (the maiden pavilion).

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On the cliff overlooking the pavilions stands the regal turret of the historic lodge – virtually all that remains with construction underway on a new hotel and spa that will incorporate the turret, a registered landmark.

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Believed to be built near the end of the 1800’s, these matching pavilions have provided shelter and serenity to many who have retreated from vigorous festivities at the restaurant, itself.

Lena, my lovely wife, a Stockholm native, recalls a great summer feast she attended here, complete with whole-roast pig, in the late 70’s.

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