Sweden’s capital is unique in a sense that it is an archipelago. The area has been settled since Stone Age and constitutes over third of Sweden’s GDP. With the population of nearly 1.5 million in the urban area and nearly 2.3 million in the Metropolitan area, the city is a cultural, media and economic center of the country.
It prides itself by being home to one of the finest universities in Europe. Moreover, it has 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Woodland Cemetery, Birka and Drottningholm).
Known as Old Town, this is an interesting pedestrian-friendly museum. It has many restaurants, cafes and places to shop. This town also provides tourists with Nobel Museum, Stockholm Cathedral and one of the largest palaces in the world: Royal Palace).
The unique feature of this museum is that it preserves the world’s only 17th Century authentic warship. With its beautiful carvings, the ship was salvaged after 333 years since it sank. A movie based on it is also available in 13 languages.
This fun filled amusement park is located on the Djurgarden Island, with 30 attractions and music concerts. From young to old, everybody likes to enjoy some time and relieve themselves from worries.
An art museum and mesmerizing sculpture garden, this is the home and burial place of artists Carl Mills and his wife Olga Mills. It is present on Lidingo Island which is 20 minutes away from Stockholm’s downtown.
It is the home to the Royal Family present on Lovon Island. The late 16th Century queen’s islet (palace name’s meaning) was actually completely burned in 1661 and rebuilt. Tourists focus more on its gardens.
You know about the British’s Beatles. Then get to know the worldwide popular Sweden’s ABBA. It is an interactive exhibition that will generate love for the pop band.
If you’re looking for a perfect picnic place and being lazy during summer days, then visit the garden located at the heart of the city. With many attractions, it also has cafes, snack bars and hotels.
This 6 mile long green area is the world’s first national urban park. Tourists and locals unwind here who also get to see wildlife appear like moose, fox, deer and rare birds. What’s more, visitors go to hilltops, lakes, streams, canals, theatres, sport facilities, secluded swimming pools and more.
Get a breathtaking view of the city from the Ericsson Globe which takes you 130 meters above sea level. Its arena has hosted several major events.
This is the perfect place for food lovers that Sweden has to offer. The food hall is from late 19th Century. Renovations are undergoing but this shouldn’t stop you though. The place offers fresh produce, meat, seafood, tasty treats and baked goods.
Get a chance to go from island to island by hopping on ferry. While anticipating your next sites, take bites into sandwiches, pies and salads with hot and cold drinks in cafeteria. If you book early with tickets, you can get chef’s lunch special.
The city also has contemporary archives to offer its tourists ranging from hosting local and international artists’ music performances, culture and photography.
If boat travelling was thrilling, then the city also provides efficient underground railway system, Tunnelbana. If you want to travel at own pace, there are separate bicycle lanes available.
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