Stockholm is a city with a long and interesting history, and even though it is the largest city in Scandinavia, it retains a peaceful atmosphere with wonderful Swedish architecture and the natural beauty of the surrounding sea. Stockholm is an incredibly beautiful city. It is made up of fourteen islands and has numerous things to see and do between the museums, parks, and historic streets & buildings.
Nestled at the water's edge and topped by three golden crowns, the City Hall (Stockholms stadshus, or Stadshuset) is one of Stockholm's most iconic buildings. Dating from 1923, the hall opened on that most Swedish of dates, Midsummer's Eve. Within are assembly rooms, offices, works of art, and the machinery of civil democracy. The prestigious annual Nobel Banquets are held here. Recipients dine first in Blå hallen (The Blue Hall) and then move on to the formal ball in Gyllene salen (The Golden Hall), which has more than 18 million mosaics adorning its walls. A particular treat is the chance to view the city from the famous tower.
Situated on Stockholm's southern fringe, SkyView takes you to the top of the world's largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, one of Stockholm's modern landmarks. 130 meters above sea level, you'll be treated to an unforgettable view over the entire city. Tours aboard the gondolas take about 30 minutes and depart every ten minutes, but be prepared for long lines at peak times of the day. After the trip, sightseers can visit the restaurant and souvenir shop.
A visit here could be a day out in itself. Located by the water's edge on the edge of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Royal Palace (Sveriges Kungahus) is the official residence of the King of Sweden. Interestingly, the Queen's residence lies elsewhere, it's on the beautiful island and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Drottningholm (Queen's Island), about a 45-minute ferry ride from Stockholm and an easy day trip. A rich taste of the mighty Swedish Empire, the palace is one of the largest in Europe boasting of 600 rooms and several museums. Dating from the 18th century and built in Baroque style, the palace houses many gems. Here, you can see Queen Kristina's silver throne and visit the Museum of Antiquities, the Armoury, the Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) Museum, and the Treasury. Don't miss the daily changing of the guard.
The incredible Vasa battleship, the main attraction at Stockholm's brilliant Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) was intended to be the pride of the Swedish Imperial fleet. In a forerunner of the Titanic disaster centuries later, this majestic 64-gun vessel sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. An amazing salvage operation took place in 1961, and now you can wonder at this glorious time capsule, 95 percent of which is entirely original. The three masts on the roof of the museum are not just a tourist draw, they were reconstructed to the exact height and specifications of the original masts. This is the most visited museum in Sweden, and rightfully so.
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I love the Scandinavian architecture around Stockholm!!! The colorful buildings are especially cute and the shops sell quality products-one of my favorite places to shop! Even thrift shops have outstanding quality items. People actually visit the Stockholm thrift shops as part of their vacay.
Since no one else came for a walking tour mid week in January, I had the guide to myself! She was very informative and knew a lot about history. At the same time, she made the tour fun by showing me all her favorite eateries and shops in sodermalm. I recommend it!