STOCKHOLM – 10 centuries of history on 14 islands

View of the city ©Henrik Trygg - mediabank.visitstockholm.com

Stockholm is unquestionably alluring, and widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A mix of urban and history, in its architecture, in its museums, in the medieval charm of its Old Town.

Stockholm is also very close to the nature: water is an ever-present feature in this city where lake and sea meet. Parks and green areas are all around and the atmosphere is refreshingly open and welcoming.

Few cities pack as many great attractions into such a compact and easily accessible area as Stockholm. Wandering across the 14 islands that form the city, there are countless breath-taking sights to explore.

The Vasa Ship ©Alexander Dokukin – mediabank.visitstockholm.com

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

  • The Vasa Museum – Home of the only preserved 17th century ship in the world. A unique attraction you cannot miss!
  • Millesgarden – Just 20 minutes from the city centre, it is a beautiful sculpture garden created by sculptor Carl Milles. Must see for a peaceful and cultural walk
  • Gamla Stan – One of the best preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe; it is a proper open-air museum, full of sights, restaurants and cafes. Unique for the narrow cobblestone streets, with their buildings in so many different shades of gold
Art in the Subway ©Victor Gårdsäter_mediabank.visitstockholm.com

UNIQUE SIGHTSEEINGS

  • Art in the Subway – the metro system in Stockholm is a proper art exhibition around the city. The 100 stations are all decorated with unique murals, statues and installations. Guided tours are available.
  • Go for a Fika – it is the slang for meeting up for a coffee and a piece of cake in one of the typical cafes in the city. Today itis a national institution in Sweden and almost obligatory in workplaces.
  • Cruise to the Archipelago – 20 minutes far from Stockholm there is a group of 30000 islands ready to be discovered. We can organise day trips from the city centre, which would include the famous Porcelain Factory, art galleries and 1500s fortresses.

FOOD & DRINKS

Sweden has a very large variety of ingredients available, due to its severe Winters and hot Summers. The Swedish Meatballs (or Köttbullar) are the most famous dish. There are different recipes according to the region you visit, but all of them must be accompanied by the traditional lingonberries.

 

 

 

A glass of Snaps is one of the pleasures of the Swedish table. It is an aquavit, usually served with herring and crayfish during dinner. At Christmas, the traditional snap glasses are decorated with the Swedish equivalent of Santa Claus.

 

 

 

 

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