Sights in Stockholm

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National Museum

National Museum

Joseph Hollick

Stockholm sights  are rich in history and adventure, a mix of exciting and the macabre. There are so many from which can you choose.

Museums

Some of Stockholm's best and richest sights are the museums. The Vasa Museum is all about the warship Vasa that sank as she began her maiden voyage through the harbor. The Vasa herself is the centerpiece of the museum. Tours are available and the guides are knowledgeable and friendly. Artifacts displayed throughout the museum are from the ship herself and were recovered when the Vasa was raised. It is a gem that should not be missed.

Stockholm Metro Art

Stockholm Metro Art can be viewed in the metro stations throughout Stockholm. You will find amazing paintings and sculptures and inscriptions from the 1950s to the 21st century. The art galleries in the metro stations are Stockholm's way of bringing art to the people.

The Sky View

The Sky View is at the top of the Globen. It is open for business and ready to give you a view of the city you will never forget. You will ride a gondola to the top which will take approximately 20 minutes. If the trip up wasn't reward enough, you will be treated further to a stunning panoramic view of Stockholm and the archipelago once you reach the top. Weddings can even be arranged on the Sky View. Guided tours are available for the interior of the Globen and a superb restaurant is tucked inside.

Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm's archipelago is a chain of many islands, islets and skerries that serve as a paradise for sailors in the summer time. Tour ferries are available for the archipelago isles and some will even offer lunch as they ferry you around the isles that can be one of your very own paradises. Some of the ferries are old and beckon back to the days of steam power but they are still maintained with their original beauty. On Fjaderhomarna there is a classy little restaurant that will fill the empty spot in your stomach as well as give you a shortened tour of the islands for those whose time is limited. The Archipelago can also be reached by public train and will transport you to any of the island communities you would like to explore.

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Riddarholm Church

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Over 700 hundred years old monastery church. This is the place where the Swedish kings got and get married. The tombs from the deceased kings are here as well.

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address:Riddarholmen
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Riddarholm Church

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Over 700 hundred years old monastery church. This is the place where the Swedish kings got and get married. The tombs from the deceased kings are here as well.

type:Historical Sights
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address:Riddarholmen

Stockholm's City Hall

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Stockholm's City Hall was built between 1911-1923 to the design of architect Ragnar Östberg. It is one of Sweden's foremost buildings in the National Romantic style. Behind the imposing facades, built with 8 million bricks, are found offices, meeting rooms and banquetting halls. Inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance, Ragnar Östberg had the City Hall built around two squares or "piazzas", Borgargården and the Blue Hall.

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Millesgården

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This is sited on the coast of one of the larger islands, Lidingö, with fine views back over the city. It has indoor exhibits, mostly of paintings, but the outdoor sculptures are what you will remember. These are both works by Carl Milles and works that he colllected.

 

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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email:info@millesgarden.se
address:Carl Milles väg 2, SE 181 34 LIDINGÖ
url:www.millesgarden.se
openings:see site below
tel:+ 46 8 446 75 90. Also +46 8 446 75 80

Ice Bar

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Neat place to see a bar constructed entirely out of ice.  Touristy but well worth the visit.

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Vasamuseet

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The Vasa ship
The Vasa ship
photo by: Joseph Hollick

The Vasamuseet is so cracked up that it seems inevitable that it should be hype - but it is nothing of the sort.

This museum was erected to house the Vasa, a ship built at the orders of Gustavus Adolphus in 1628 to be the largest and finest warship in the world, which was apparently unbalanced and sank on her maiden voyage. The story of the raising of the ship and the work to restore her to her original glory is depicted alongside the vessel and there are interesting displays on life at sea and other matters.

However it is the ship itself which will hold your gaze - more..

type:Museums
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address:Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24
tel:+46 (0)8 519 548 00
email:vasamuseet@smm.se
openings:see website
url:bokningen.vasa@smm.se
zipcode:www.vasamuseet.se

Skansen

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First open air museum in the world and zoological park.

type:Parks & Gardens
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address: Djurgården
tel:+46 (0)8 442 82 80

House of Knights

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Former gathering place for knights from all over the area.

type:Historical Sights
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address:Old Town

Ulriksdal Palace

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Palace built in the mid-17th century. The Orangery houses the museums of Swedish sculpture.

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address:The Royal Palace
tel:+46 (0)8 40 261 30

Butterfly House

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One of many butterflies
One of many butterflies
photo by: Gagarin

Butterfly and bird house.

type:Parks & Gardens
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address:Hagaparken
tel:+46 (0)8 730 39 81

City Hall Tower

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High up in the sky, from there you arguably have the best view of the city as it is very close to the centre and quite high.

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address:Hantverkargatan 1

National Museum of Art

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National Museum
National Museum
photo by: Joseph Hollick

type:Museums
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address:Sodra Blasieholmshamnen
tel:+46 (0)8 66 42 05.

Royal Army Museum

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The history of the Swedish Army.

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address:Riddargatan 13
tel:+46 (0)8 78 89 56

Royal Palace

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Part of The Royal Palace
Part of The Royal Palace
photo by: Joseph Hollick

A 17th Century baroque palace, home of former royalty, with endless cultural treasures on display.

type:Historical Sights
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address:Gamla Stan (Old Town)
tel:+46 (0)8 40 26 130

The Church of Catherine

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Baroque church that has been restored after a fire in 1990.

type:Religious Buildings
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address:Södermalm

The German Church

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Gothic church dating from the 14th century.

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address:Old Town

Globe Arena

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A nearly ninety metres high building in the shape of a golf ball, houses Sweden's largest indoor arena and offers all sorts of sports facilities. The compound compises threeother buildings as well: the Hovet arena, the Soderstadion and the Annexet venue (mostly used for exhibitions).

type: Interesting Buildings
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address:Johanneshov
tel:+46 (0)8 72 51 000

Gripsholm Castle

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This 16th century castle ahs an interesting national portrait gallery.

type:Palaces
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address:Mariefred
tel:+46 (0)8 15 91 194

Royal Palace

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A 17th Century baroque palace, home of former royalty, with endless cultural treasures on display.

type:Palaces
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address:Gamla Stan (Old Town)
tel:+46 (0)8 40 26 130

Kaknäs TV-Tower

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The tallest building in Scandinavia (155 metres)

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address:Ladugårdsgärdet
tel:+46 (0)8 78 92 435
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