What to see in Stockholm, Sweden

Posted by on May 13, 2012

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Stockholm is considered to be one of the best cities in the world. During summer, the modern buildings are shimmering between the water and blue skies. During winter, the whole area is covered with snow. The city is very vibrant, edgy and fashionable. There are many nightclubs that dot the whole city. Gamla Stan is an old town with cobblestone and narrow streets. You can find several souvenir stores and ice cream shops. The main city of Stockholm is buzzing with quite a number of boutiques and restaurants. There are thousands of rocky islands surrounding the city which is the pride and joy of the local residents. The locals are very polite and hospitable to travelers. This makes it very easy and rewarding for everyone who will be visiting the place. The cityscape is very diverse and more than what is expected by travelers.

Vasa Museet is where you can find the remnants of Vasa where the ship and sculptures were assembled. It has about 14,000 pieces that were built in this space. There are a lot of salvaged objects from shoes to cannonballs. There are guided tours that you can join. You can also see the lives of sailors and passengers.

Vasa Museet, Stockholm
Vasa Museet, Stockholm

The iconic building of Nordiska Museet is very hard to miss. It was inspired by the Swedish renaissance. Everything in the collection is Swedish, from fashion and interiors to other eclectic items. The museum also holds quite a number of paintings made by August Strindberg. You can also enjoy guided tours here.

Nordiska Museet, Stockholm
Nordiska Museet, Stockholm

The best hiking place with beautiful scenery is the National park Huswhich is in the south eastern area of the city. It was established in the early 90’s. There are about 300 pine trees and small lakes. There are thousands of birds in the area. You can find various trails around the area.

National Park Hus, Stockholm
National Park Hus, Stockholm

The Drottningholms Slottsteater & Teatermuseum were completed in 1766 under the instructions of the Queen. It is now the oldest theater in the world. There are performances happening during summer. You can also join a tour that would take you in various rooms of the building.

Drottningholms Slottsteater & Teatermuseum, Stockholm
Drottningholms Slottsteater & Teatermuseum, Stockholm

Stadshuset was built using eight million bricks. It was done in 1923. The views of the city from the tower are breathtaking. This city hall is also the home of the Nobel Banquet. It should also be named as the Golden Hall since it was also built using 10 kgs of gold.

Stadshuset, Stockholm
Stadshuset, Stockholm

Stockholm photo 1: kimyokota, Stockholm photo 2: david_thyberg, Stockholm photo 3: hrofey, Stockholm photo 4: christianrosales, Stockholm photo 5: T-Beam

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