Stockholm

Stockholm isn’t just Sweden’s most important city and the residence of the Royal Family, it is also one of the world’s most beautiful capital cities. Situated on fourteen islands, which are connected by nearly sixty bridges, Stockholm not only enchants travelers with its medieval town center and impressive historical buildings, but also with its beautiful parks, islands and a magnificent surrounding landscape.

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One of the city’s most impressive sights is certainly the Royal Palace, which is also called the Drottningholm Palace. It is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss visiting the Treasure Chamber underneath the Palace, with its large collection of crown jewels, scepters and regalia. Another highlight is visiting Stockholm’s City Hall, where you can enjoy an amazing view over the city from the tower, as well as the medieval Stockholm Cathedral. Built in 1279, it boasts numerous amazing and unique sculptures. The Royal Coin Cabinet, which is the national economy museum, as well as the Museum Tre Kronor, which boasts remnants of the old Tre Kronor castle are also worth a visit. Skeppsholmen is the perfect place for art lovers. You can find many interesting galleries and museums here, with some fantastic displays of modern art and design, the most popular one being the Moderna Museet, showcasing international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Stockholm’s geographical location, its many parks, open water and the nearby 30.000 island archipelago have contributed to its nomination as the first European Green City in 2009. If you have some time to spare, you should definitely head out to the archipelago or go on a boat cruise around the islands. The Ekoparken was the first National City Park and is great for some hours of relaxing or talking a walk. On Djurgården, which is Stockholm’s so-called green island, you can visit the Vasamuseet, which consists of the warship Vasa and has some very interesting displays on sea archaeology and maritime explorers of the 17th century. Another great place is the Skansen, the world’s first open air museum, which boasts a zoo, an aquarium and a tobacco museum. Other world class gardens include the Bergius Gardens, the Rosendal Garden and the Palace Parks. In the evenings, Kungsgatan is a nice place to go to, as is Stureplan, which many locals consider the city’s best night life district.

Sweden - Stockholm - Old TownSummers in Stockholm are amazing: with mild to very warm temperatures and about 18 hours of sunlight, this city is the perfect place for your midsummer night’s dream. Due to its northerly location, winters get quite cold with temperatures ranging from about -5° to 1°C. The weather during spring and fall is very inconsistent. But rain or shine, there’s never a lack of sights and activities in this wonderful city. If you’re looking for the best hotels or cheap flights to Stockholm, check out our search engines and latest flight offers!

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