Stockholm: the place to meet different perspective and new ideas
Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved mediaeval city centres, Stockholm is stunningly located by the Baltic Sea. The city is a leading European capital with a thriving music culture and a rapidly growing economy. A combined focus on development and environment, driven by the desire for a sustainable and socially cohesive city, make it one of the most exciting cities to live, work and visit.
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- The Vasa Museum: Showcasing the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, the 69 meter-long restored warship is well worth a visit for naval enthusiasts.
- The Royal Palace: Open to the public, the Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden. It contains the Armory, Treasury, Royal Stables, Halls of State, five museums, and a daily Changing Of The Guard.
- Moderna Museet: One of Europe’s foremost collections of art from the twentieth century, the museum presents contemporary art alongside modern classics. A must-see for art lovers.
- The City Hall: As well as being the centre of Stockholm government, the City Hall hosts the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Open to the public via guided tours, the tower offers one of the best views of the city.
- Gamla Stan: Also called the Old Town, Gamla Stan is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. Filled with sights, restaurants, shops, and handicrafts.
- Grona Lund’s: For families and adrenalin junkies, Stockholm’s famous amusement park includes rollercoasters, concerts, restaurants, and even a pentathlon.
- Boat sightseeing: being built on 14 beautiful islands, seeing Stockholm by boat is almost essential. Stay aboard for the whole tour, or hop on and off to sightsee at your own pace.
- Castle daytrips: With a range of dazzling gardens, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, and history that sounds like a fairy-tale, visiting one of the many castles in Stockholm’s surrounding area is a trip back in time.
- Top fika cafés: Going for a fika is a very Swedish thing, involving coffee and cake. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to baked goods.