Stockholm is Sweden’s center of trade and commerce, having it accorded with the capital city status by it’s government. Looking at a map, it is situated on a group of different isles in Lake Malar towards the Baltic.
The beauty and charm of this city lies in its geographical location – the land mingling with its waters. This unique feature creates astonishing sights – fringe of seaside towns, steep cliffs rearing upwards from the clear blue sea, and the complex waterway patterns all over.
But there is more to this city. It is a home to 3 heritage sites as recognized by UNESCO – Birka (or the Viking City in Björkö), the palace of Drottningholm, and the Skogskyrkogården cemetery.
Furthermore, Stockholm is known for its internationally-acclaimed art galleries, Nobel institutes, theaters and museums. Plus, touring all over the city has never been easier with its world-class, modern railway transportation underground. Through this, you can get around easy and fast, anywhere you like to.
They also have available buses ready to take you towards your next destination, especially when the next railway station is a distance away. However, you can always choose to walk in order to fully enjoy the beauty of this magnificent city. You can also see their dedicated bicycle lanes in every streets, which makes Stockholm a very eco-friendly place. But wait, here’s more.
Know More About Their History at the Old Town
You will see buildings and architectural wonders that has been around the town since the twelfth century. Walking around, you will never be bored discovering awesome coffee shops, pioneer restaurants, boutiques, and more. This should rather be the first destination for first-time tourists in Stockholm. This way, they will know more about the city’s rich culture and heritage.
Feel Like A Royal Member at the Royal Palace
Located near Old Town, this is the official home of the city’s royal lines. However, don’t expect that the queen is here too because she has her own residence too (in Drottningholm). Having been the greatest empire in the world, this palace boasts of its more than 600 rooms and 5 museums – making it one of the biggest in the European continent.
Become Interested in Their Historic Battles at the Vasa Museum
Made with great price and expected to be a priceless battleship of their fleet, it unfortunately sank during its major journey in the sixteenth century, decades after Titanic disaster happened. Later in the nineteenth century, a great exploration was made to get the ship for everyone to see. And now, it is peacefully laden in its museum; thus the name Vasa Museum.
Find Tranquility and Rejuvenate Your Senses at Djurgården
If you feel a bit tired from walking around the Old Town and checking out the Royal Palace and Vasa Museum, go to Djurgården. Here, you can take a short rest while looking at the peaceful river, feeling the fresh wind breeze and taking yourself to a short nap by the birds symphony. It’s also a great area to roam around and have a picnic, an opportunity for you to mingle with the Swedish community.
Feel the Love of Families at Skansen
This open-air museum is actually the oldest all over the world. Why it’s perfect for families? Oh well, you will not only experience the authentic taste of the community but also the marvel at the amazing animals in its zoo. There are 150 plus various establishments gathered in this area, which are organized in unique districts. You can see bakeries, churches, manor homes, potteries, animals and restaurants.
Love Photography and Arts at Fotografiska
This place is perfect for lovers of photography and art galleries. Different exhibits are available all year round. If you’re hungry while looking at some creations, there’s a restaurant in this museum. If you’re looking for some book inspiration, there’s also a book store. And, if you like to reflect the beauty of the city, just go to the top floor and see a panoramic view of the places fronting the area.
Visit Stockholm’s Famous City Hall
This sight might be a bit familiar to you because The City Hall is actually one of the favorite centerpieces in many photos and postcards. Who would not easily recognize this hall by it’s 3 gold crowns? Almost everyone. Established in the nineteenth century, it has art galleries too besides government offices, assembly areas, and more. It is Stockholm’s center of civil democracy.
Look at the Picturesque River with Boats
Because the city’s sea goes through its arteries, you can see many boats of various colors and sizes here, especially during the summer season. Since it is very relaxing and enjoyable to witness this view, many Swedish people have their own house here. The others, on the other hand, will just commute every Friday night towards this area for a short boat sightseeing.
Embrace Awesome Work of Arts at Moderna Museet
It is a museum that houses collections dating from the 20th century until the present day. You will see works of the greatest artists in the world like Picasso, Matisse, Dali and more. It is a gallery of modern to contemporary styles.
Experience the Fun in Royal National City Park
It’s that park where everyone goes to relax and unwind anytime. Enjoy roaming around its 6 miles space surrounded with trees and plenty of things to do.
Stockholm is your perfect holiday destination with all the plenty things to do and attractions to see. It is a must for you to visit this place and experience what the city can offer. It is perfect for everyone and most of all, it has a very welcoming and eco-friendly community. So go ahead and find a free walking tour in Stockholm.