When talking about Sweden, most people would immediately relate to Ikea, ABBA or the delicious Swedish Meatballs. But if you spend a day or two in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for sure you´ll be able to find many more Swedish asset than the above.
Picturesque Scenery captured from Boat Trip
Stockholm is one the most beautiful cities in the world. One of the best way to taste the city is to go for a boat trip. The city consists of 14 islands, of which are being connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Mälaren. Lovely Scandinavian architecture can be found everywhere along waterfront.
You can get on the boat from Strömkajen, opposite the Royal Castle (T Kungsträdgården). The tour last for approximately 2 hours, taking you through 15 bridges, over the sea and lake Mälaren. Best season to visit Stockholm is summer. You´ll be able to see colorful buildings situated in between blue sky and water.
Walking in the Historical Old Town
The old town, Gamla Stan, is a beautifully preserved historical heart of Stockholm. The Royal palace and Swedish Parliament is located in this area. It is a relatively small area so you can reach everywhere on foot. Many souvenir shops are available in this area, but most importantly, also quite a lot of locals hang out there for the bohemian shops and antique shops. Be careful with too touristic shops though.
In the Northern part of the old town is the main city center, there you can find loads of good restaurants, café and boutiques.
Get into the Nobel Prize venue – Stockholm City Hall
If you have watched Nobel prize ceremony on TV, you will already know how the Golden Ballroom of the city hall looks like, because that’s the exact place where Nobel Prize takes place.
The city hall is seen by Swedish as the symbol of Stockholm. It is beautifully located at the water front. It is a must see in Stockholm. There you will also find a luxury restaurant – Stadshuskällaren.
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