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Friday, 1 February 2013
Welcome to Stockholm - the Capital of Scandinavia!
Welcome to Stockholm
- the Capital of Scandinavia!
Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14
islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the
fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this
city. The Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park in the
world), is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant
presence in the crush of the city.
With its 750 year
history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of
world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city's attractions can be
reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things
in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization and
natural scenery, all in the course of the same day.
Visit Stockholm City Hall. Climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic view
of Stockholm. Don't miss Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest attraction and one
of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world. Walk through
small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art
galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also
located in Gamla Stan.
The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city's most popular
attractions. Visit the world-famous warship the Vasa, the world’s oldest
open-air museum Skansen, or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. And don't miss
the chance to see Stockholm from the water. Naturally a city built on
fourteen islands offers marvelous views over the water. There are many
different sightseeing tours to choose from. And if fourteen islands aren’t
enough, Stockholm offers a wonderful archipelago with 30,000 islands, islet
rocks and skerries. Read our pick of the Top 10! The Stockholm Cruise Network has been
specially created for cruise passengers staying here for short periods of
24 - 72 hours. Most cruise ships are able to dock right in the city center
with historic sights, attractions and shopping areas all within easy reach.
Walk in. Dance out. That is the tagline of the new ABBA museum
opening next spring.
Björn Ulvaeus, member of the iconic 70's pop group ABBA,
announced at a press conference that ABBA The Museum will open
in April/May 2013. The new museum will be integrated with the previously
announced Swedish Music Hall of Fame on the island of Djurgården,
How do you spend one perfect
day in Stockholm during your cruise? Or two perfect days before or after?
Read the Avid
Cruiser's guide to Stockholm, with recommendations of eight hotels as
well as what to see and do. Also why not explore the great benefits of
card, including free admission to 80 museums and attractions.
The Swedish royal family is
hotter than ever. Why not add a little royal splendor to your Stockholm
visit? Take the boat out to beautiful Drottningholm Palace, discover
armor and jewels at the Royal Armory, or view the art collection of “the
painting prince”, Prince Eugen.
Maybe you’ve heard of Moderna
Museet and the National Museum, but these attractions are only the tip of
the iceberg. If you love contemporary art, photography, design and
architecture you have come to the right place.