Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. The city is made up of 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Mälaren, which flows into the brackish Baltic Sea, an... more

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. The city is made up of 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Mälaren, which flows into the brackish Baltic Sea, and passes the Stockholm archipelago with some 24,000 islands and islets.

The city is a lively, cosmopolitan place with both modern Scandinavian architecture consisting of ample amounts of brass and steel, alongside fairytale towers, a captivating Old Town (Gamla Stan) and an abundance of green space. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital.

Stockholm has a number of spectacular tourist attractions, ranging from the interesting architecture of the City Hall to the stunning natural beauty of the archipelago. In the Royal Palace and the royal family residence Drottningholm Palace, visitors can get in close contact with traditions of the Swedish monarchy. Among the wide range of museums, the Vasa museum with its 17th century warship and the Skansen open air museum are unique experiences. 

Stockholm has more than 70 museums, ranging from those large in size and scope to the very specialized, including the Butterfly Museum, the Army Museum, and the Dance Museum, to name but a few. Among the most popular and spectacular are the Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet), with its well-preserved 17th century warship, the rather unique open air museum and zoo Skansen and the Museum of History (Historiska museet) featuring an extensive and beautifully presented Viking exhibition. Tickets are typically 80 to 100 SEK, mostly zero, or reduced, charge for children.

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The Vasa is the only remaining 17th-century ship in the world, and the biggest single object that's ever been preserved. More than 700 sculptures adorn the Vasa, which was the mightiest warship of its time. 

Birka

www.stromma.se - Outdoor Activities

Just where the fairways were met in Mälaren was based on 750's town of Birka on the island Björkö. lived in the city and met artisans and merchants from all over Europe and other parts of the world to trade with exclusive items.

Bergius Botanical Garden is a botanical garden with two comprehensive greenhouse,  Edward Anderson's Greenhouse and Victoria Hall . There are plants from around the world, such as Mediterranean and the tropics. The garden is beautifully located at W...

Discover Sweden's cultural history. Exhibition on the home, clothes and fashion, customs and traditions uncovering daily life in Sweden through the ages. Nordiska museet, Sweden's largest museum of cultural history, was founded by Artur Hazelius.

The Stockholm archipelago has more than 20 000 islands, and is one of the world's most beautiful. The best way to experience the Stockholm archipelago is to travel by ferry from island to island. Load up your backpack and leave your troubles behin...

We have something for everyone. Including you. Every year, we put on thousands of contemporary cultural events. Photo exhibitions, stories for kids, concerts, literary discussions, films, debates and so many other things that a complete list would b...

  Moderna Museet has one of the world’s finest collections of 20th and 21st century art. The photography collection goes back as far as 1840. Moderna Museet is commissioned to collect, preserve, exhibit and organise learning activities relating ...

Skansen

www.skansen.se - Sightseeing

The world's oldest open-air museum and a living replica of historical Sweden. Over 150 18th and 19th century buildings have been moved here from all over the country. Meet people in period costume working in the old-fashioned bakery, pharmacy, summe...

  The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King's official residence and is also the setting for most of the monarchy's official receptions. The palace is a daily place of work for The King and Queen as well as for the various department...

  The Nobel Museum’s aim is to spread knowledge as well as to create interest and discussion around the natural sciences and culture through creative learning and exhibition techniques, modern technology and elegant design. At the Nobel Muse...