Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. It consists of 14 islands, all located in the Mälarmeer. The east of the city borders the Baltic Sea. The city is 700 years old. The history of the city is reflected in the many impressive old buildings. The city is rich in palaces and museums.
The Kaknestoren is an important transmitter mast for Swedish television and radio stations. The tower is located in the Djurgården district. It was designed by Bengt Lindroos and was opened in 1967. The tower is 170 meters high (with antenna). It is possible to climb the tower. The observation deck offers (west) views over central Stockholm and (to the east) over Stockholm’s shore shore. There is also a restaurant and a tourist shop in the tower.
9. Monteliusvägen (hiking trail)
Along the north coast of the Södermalm district is a hidden hiking trail called Monteliusvägen. The path offers views of Stockholm’s major sights, sucn Fredriksson / Wikicommonsh as the Town Hall and the Old Town (number 1 of this list). For the most beautiful views, you can walk this trail during sunrise or sunset.
8. ABBA museum
In the Djurgården district is the ABBA museum . As the name says, this museum is dedicated to the Swedish pop group ABBA. Here you will find clothing, gold records and other original memories of the pop group. The museum is inspired by the Beatles Museum in Liverpool. It would actually open in 2008, but due to problems surrounding funding, the museum opened only five years later in 2013.
7. Strandvägen (boulevard)
Strandvägen is a boulevard in the Ӧstermalm district of central Stockholm. The street is 1200 meters long and 35 meters wide (including the quayside). Already 1897, on the seafront are very stately prestigious buildings in which celebrities live (or lived) and exclusive shops are located. From the quay you have a view of the water, the many ships and the other part of Djurgården (number 2 of this list).
6. Vasa Museum
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The Vasa is a unique art treasure, one of the most important in the world. It is a 17th century ship that has been preserved for 95%. It is decorated with hundreds of images cut from wood. A museum has been built around the ship, where there are also nine ship-related exhibitions next to the ship. Here is shown how the huge ship was built under the guidance of Dutch shipbuilder Hendrik Hybertsson, how the ship was watered and was released from the water in 1961. It was a huge puzzle to put the 14,000 loose wooden objects (including 700 wooden images) back to their original spot on the ship. A film has been made about the Vasa, translated into no less than sixteen languages. Because the Vaasa is so famous, the museum attracts most visitors from all museums in Scandinavia.
5. Royal Palace
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In the old city of Stockholm is the vast royal palace. It consists of seven floors with a total of more than 600 rooms. Currently it is still being used by the Swedish king as a working palace. In the palace’s place, the medieval castle was three crowns. In 1697 this castle was burned and a new palace was built immediately thereafter. The royal palace was built by the architect Nicodemus Tessin. He was inspired by a Roman palace built in Baroque style. Now there are three museums in the palace: The treasure room with the Swedish crown jewels, the Three Crowns museum, which includes the central medieval history of the palace and an antique museum with classical statues. The exchange of the guard takes place under ceremonial display. This can be visited every day at 12.15 and on Sundays at 13.15. In advance, the palace guards march during a waiting parade through a part of the inner city. This parade takes place in the summer daily and in the rest of the year on wednesdays, saturdays and sundays.
4. Stortorget (The main square)
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Stortorget is the main square in Stockholm, located in the old town. On a fountain in the middle of the square, the distances to different places in the world can be seen. Stortorget is Stockholm’s oldest square. In the year 1520, Stockholm’s bloodbath took place on this square. Now it’s a popular tourist spot. There are also demonstrations and performances in this square. It is known for its Christmas market, where traditional food and crafts are sold. There are also a number of famous buildings, including the Stock Exchange and the Bron.
3. Skansen Openluchtmuseum
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The Skansen Openluchtmuseum is located in central Stockholm in the Djurgården district. Here you can see Sweden at a glance. That is, the center of a town has been rebuilt with buildings from all over Sweden, such as churches, schools, shops, mills, workshops and farms. Volunteers run around in costume to return the time of the past. This museum is the oldest open-air museum in the world. In 1891 it was founded by a Swedish teacher named Artur Hazelius. He wanted to show his citymates how Swedish people lived in other parts of the country. The Skansen Openluchtmuseum is a park landscaped in a hilly protected nature reserve (Ekoparken). In addition to buildings, there are beautiful gardens with a theme, among others a rose garden, a herb garden and a shadow garden. There is also a zoo in which typical Scandinavian animals run freely. Here live reindeer, elk, brown bears, lynxes, foxes and seals. Events are organized in Skansen, including concerts, theater and dance shows and theme markets. Even the Midnight Night, one of the biggest festivals in Sweden, is celebrated here.
Djurgården city district is located on a peninsula in eastern Stockholm. The peninsula is surrounded by a 10 km long beach. In the past, the peninsula was the place of royal hunting grounds, hence the name Djurgården, which means in Dutch the Diergaarde. The former royal private area is now an accessible national park. The land is still owned by the empire, which includes many state-of-the-art museums, including the Vasa museum (number 6 of this list) and the Skansen open-air museum (number 3 of this list). There is also the amusement park Gröna Lund, a memorial monument to the ship crash with Estonia, the Junibacken (the Astrid Lindgren Museum) and the Kaknestoren (number 10 of this list).Djurgården is accessible by a museum tram and by ferry.
1. Gamla Stan (The Old Town)
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The oldest part of the city of Stockholm is called by the Sweden Gamla Stan. The old town is located in the city center on the island of Stadsholmen. Here are old houses, of which the oldest of the thirteenth century. These are built in North German style and have southern European colors, that is, dark yellow and orange. Between the houses are cobbled streets and ancient churches. The Royal Palace (number 5 of this list) and Stortorget (number 4 of this list) can be found here. In this part is also Västerlånggatan, Stockholm’s best known shopping street.
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