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Stockholm sights

Posted by on February 23, 2014

Just like in Copenhagen our time also was limited in Stockholm. We also had one day for sightseeing and because of that could only choose a couple of sights to visit.

What I liked about Stockholm are all the islands and green parks. Because of the water Stockholm also is known as Venice of the north. We spend most of our time in Gamla Stan, which is the old town of Stockholm. Here you can see many old colorful merchants’ houses with shops and cafes, which are located along narrow streets and squares like Stortorget.

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The narrow streets with shops and cafes in Gamla Stan

Also located in Gamla Stan is Kungliga Slottet, the Royal Palace of Sweden. Daily you can see Changing the Guard in Kungliga Slottet. And in summer there also is a military parade through the centre of Stockholm. Finally ending at the Royal Palace. Actually we didn’t know this, but accidentally saw the military parade in the city. Located next to the Royal Palace are the Riksdag building and Stockholm Cathedral.

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Military parade on his way to Kungsliga Slottet

Another thing I can recommend is a visit to Östermalms Saluhall. This is a market from the nineteenth century. Food that you can find here are typical Swedish products.

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Typical Swedish food in Östermalms saluhall

Of course Stockholm has much more to offer. It was a pity that we only had a day for sightseeing, so we only saw the most famous attractions in the centre of Stockholm. But other things that are on my list when I visit Stockholm again are at least a visit to Skansen which is an open air museum and Vasa Museum which displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship.

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Nordiska Museet and Vasa Museum in Stockholm


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