Stockholm is a fascinating City with great variety, and ranging from magnificent palaces and museums to family attractions, there’s something for everyone.
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Among the places to visit, here’s a selection:
The Royal Palace
You can visit the King of Sweden’s official residence where he and the Queen carry out their royal duties, and is a splendid 18th century Baroque palace built by Nicodemus Tessin. Visitors can have a tour around the Royal Apartments which include the banquet hall, Bernadotte rooms where medal presentations take place, King Carl Gustaf’s Jubilee Room and the Hall of State. You can visit the Treasury and see the royal regalia, including the crown, sceptre and orb, and the Tre Kronor where you can see exhibits relating to the Tre Kronor Palace that burned down in the late 17th century. Visitors can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities which includes a fine collection of sculptures.
A short distance from the City is this magnificent 17th century Palace, built by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, and home residence of the King and Queen of Sweden. You can visit this superb building, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and look around the beautiful rooms including Hedvig Eleonora’s 17th century state bedchamber and Chinese Salon with exquisite chinoiserie. The Palace Park is also a delight to visit, with parterres, fountains, including the Hercules fountain, the splendid Chinese Pavilion and an aviary.
The Vasa Museum
You can visit this Museum to see the 17th century warship, Vasa, which sank in 1628. The ship had 64 guns and lay in the sea until it was found and salvaged in the 1960’s, and you can see this impressive ship, along with several other exhibit ships. Visitors can also see the items that were salvaged with the Vasa, including weapons, tools and items belonging to the crew, and also at the Museum are the remains of a number of crew members that went down with the ship.
Stockholm City Hall
You can have a guided tour around the City Hall, which is a major landmark in Stockholm, and learn about the history of the Hall and the activities that take place here. Visitors can see the beautiful halls including the Blue Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, and see the huge pipe organ here, and the Golden Hall with beautiful tiled mosaics. You can also see the elegant Council Chamber, go to the top of the hall’s Tower to enjoy spectacular views across the City, and visit the Tower Museum here.
You can make a visit to this open air Museum which was opened in the late 19th century, and see displays of life in Sweden from the 1500’s to the mid 1900’s with reconstructed buildings including farmsteads, a 17th century Manor House and a Sami Camp. There’s a town from the 1800’s with a number of craftsmen who you can see giving demonstrations of traditional skills including shoemaking, tanning and spinning. Skansen is also a Zoo, and you can see a varied range of animals from Scandinavia and elsewhere which include moose, brown bears, lynx, reindeer and wolves.
Abba The Museum
This is a great place to come and see a range of items relating to the world famous Swedish pop group, Abba, and among the exhibits here are costumes that the band wore, gold records and the mixing desk used at Polar Studios. You can also enjoy a range of interactive experiences including dancing and singing with holograms of the group, and digital costumes.
Swedish History Museum
This fascinating Museum has a wide range of collections displaying the history of the Country and its people dating from prehistory. Among the displays is the Gold Room where you can see many beautiful historic objects in gold and silver, and the Museum also houses a range of Viking artefacts. Among the other exhibits are a wide collection of Medieval art including altarpieces and statues, and displays about the lives of the Sami.
This is a popular amusement park in the City, which opened in the late 19th century, and where all the family can enjoy a variety of rides and attractions which include a range of roller coasters, a fun house, House of Nightmares haunted house, spinning rides, mirror house and bumper cars, and the Park is also host to large pop and rock concerts.
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