STOCKHOLM TOURIST GUIDE
Stockholm City GuideStockholm Travel Guide - Stockholm, the capital of Sweden has been a tourist destination for centuries. A city built on islands Stockholm is the perfect place to visit any time of year due to its temperate climate and overwhelming amount of tourist attractions and cultural opportunities.
During summer months in Stockholm one can spend a day merely travelling the street of the city and taking in the beautiful city around you. Haga Park is a great place to spend the entire day and night to meet swedish girls. The park is home to the cities Butterfly house, a museum where butterflies and birds fly freely about. and Kunggliga Slottet, the 18th century Royal Palace that is still used to house the royal family making it the largest castle in the world still used to its original purpose.
Stockholm is home to hundreds of museums showcasing everything from fine art to architecture. The purchase of a Stockholm card will allow you free entrance to over 150 of the cities museums, as well as free transportation using the cities bus and metro system. A Stockholm card will also allow you free admittance into several of its cities tours and tourist attractions, because Stockholm in a city built on islands an aquatic tour of Stockholm can be a magical journey.
Once you have seen the city from the water, you can see the city from the air. City Hall (Satdshuset) and Kaknastornet both will allow you travel to their top and see a panoramic view of the entire city. Kaknastornet is the largest man made structure in Scandinavia and in addition to its observation tower also houses a wonderful restaurant. Stadhuset in addition to being the city hall for Stockholm also houses a banquet hall where the Nobel Prize is awarded.
Housing in Stockholm can be as much of a historical experience as visiting the cities landmark. Several of the cities hostels are housed in historical ships on the water. Af Chapman in particular is often thought of more of a landmark than a hostel. Originally a member of the British Fleet the ship became a hostel for the city in 1949. There are numerous Stockholm Hotels at different quality and price levels to ensure that you are able to find exactly the accommodations you are looking for during your trip.
Once the sun goes down Stockholm offers the best in Swedish nightlife. Hundreds of clubs and bars are available for travellers to experience Swedish culture, and party well into the night. For those looking for a cultural nightlife the city has numerous theatres and venues, which offer performances by the world's best essay writers, actors and actresses as well as world known recording artists. Particularly in summer months a trip to one of the cities outdoor theatres such as Parkteatern can be a wonderful outing.
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Rent a bike, or set out on foot in Stockholm and no matter where you travels take you you're bound to find something fantastical. Towns where you can experience the magic of historic Sweden, fantastic museums, and towers that will help you take it all in are some of the things awaiting you in Stockholm. Places like Haga Park and Skansen are fun for the entire family, and can offer an entire day worth of activities. A trip to city hall or Kaknästornet the largest man made structure in Scandinavia; offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city that are beyond compare. Here are just a few of the places to visit while you are in Stockholm:Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet)
Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) The Royal palace is the largest castle in the world still used for its original purpose. Built in the 18th century the castle and museum is a must see during a trip to Stockholm.City Hall (Stadshuset)
A must see during a trip to Stockholm. City hall is a fantastic beautiful tour. An elevator ride to the top of the 348 story building will allow you to have an amazing panoramic view of the entire city. The immense banquet hall is where the Nobel Prize dinner is held.Gamala Ston
Gamala Stom is an old medieval town within Stockholm with many of its buildings dating back to the 13th century. Gamala Ston is great for an afternoon walk, and is full of a variety of different shops, cafes and restaurants to visit.Haga Park
Haga Park is home to the cities magnificent Butterfly house, as well as the Royal Palace and numerous museums. It can be a great destination for an afternoon stroll, shopping, and sightseeing. Haga Park has enough within it to keep you occupied all day and into the night.Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
An art gallery and monument for "the painting prince": Prince Eugens; Oscar II youngest child. Open to the public in 1948, the art gallery contains work by artist such as Edvard Munch, Carl Larsson, and Anders ZornRiddarholm Church
Second Oldest Church in Stockholm. Almost all of the royal monarchs are entombed here.Millesgarden
Former villa of Carl Milles, and fantastical home to several replicas of the majority his works including his most famous "Hands of God". Millesgarden is located on the edge of the city, but is well worth the trip to experience the beautiful gardens and sculptures.Drottningholm Palace and Theatre
Often called the "Versailles of Sweden" this group of buildings located on Lake Mälaren house a theater and a palace. The palace is still used by the royal family as residence and the theatre holds shows throughout the year.Kaknästornet (Kaknäs Television Tower)
The tallest structure in Scandanavia. An elevator can take you to the top where you can dine in the towers restaurant, and get an aerial view the world around you.Skansen
Get a feel for old Sweden by making a visit to Skansen. In Skansen you can see old homes of druggists, and silversmiths. You can also see demonstrations of crafts and trades performed. Concerts are sometimes held here as well, particularly during the summer months.