Stockholm


About Stockholm

The capital city of Sweden is Europe's one of the most unique, but less-known city. It lies on 14 islands that are connected by 53 bridges. It is said to be the province of magnificence that was built on the water, and its old town part stands on 3 islands. In the medieval old town near Gamla Stan we can find lovely cobble stoned streets, the oldest square of Stockholm is famous for its Christmas market, which has been held here regularly since 19th century.

It is wort visiting the Skeppsholmen Island because of its museums and the northern part of the Södermalm Island to have a look at its beautiful wooden houses and amazing observation points. But don't miss the Town Hall with its 106 meters high tower, which stands on the southern part of Kungsholmen Island, because 8 million red bricks were used to build this masterpiece. The city is on the list of UNESCO World Heritages with two attractions, these are the Drottningholm Palace and the Skogskyrkogården Cemetery.

Transportation

Metro

The metro network is made up of 7 routes on 3 lines. All lines meet at T-Centralen and go towards the suburbs of the city. Metro stations are marked with a T-sign, standing for tunnelbana or T-bana.

Tram

One of the two tram lines of Stockholm is the line 7, departing from T-Centralen to Djurgården.

Bus

Buses in the city run quite frequent to many different directions. Front-door boarding is mandatory on all buses. You can take bus 69 from Sergels Torg square to the Kaknäs tower, from where you will have an excellent view of the city.

Useful tips

Exciting places in Stockholm are only a single ticket away. For example, a scheduled ferry goes to Djurgården island, calling at Slussen and Skeppsholmen. On the island, you can find the Skansen, the Gröna Lund theme park or the Vasa Museum which was named after the famous battleship.

In the woods of Stockholm, the unusual Treehotels are popular with the aim of providing a truly natural experience for tourists. The design rooms, which are often open only temporarily, include a floating saucer, a wall-to-wall window enclosure between the foliage and a giant nest of similar height.

The Nobel Prize winners' banquet is held in the Blue Hall of the City Hall on 10 December each year, which can be freely visited by anyone. In 1895, Alfred Nobel left his will that winners get a prize from the annual interest of his fortune, the best of the sciences and someone who deserved the award for his peace effort. The Nobel Museum is located near Gamla Stan.

Good to Know

Language
Swedish

Currency
SEK

Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code
+46

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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