About Stockholm

Welcome to our fantastic capital
where city life meets nature,
and a lot of water!

Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world some say, 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 our 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 life.

750 years of history and rich cultural life, Stockholm goes back to the 13th century, when the iron trade began from the distinct mining district of Bergslagen, to other parts of the region.

Today, Stockholm is a cosmopolitan city where you can see all kinds of nationalities with different backgrounds and various cultures.

These things combined – Stockholm offers a wide selection of world class museums and attractions and most of it can be reached on foot, giving you a good chance of experiencing big city life, the history of civilization and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day.

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The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital’s most visited tourist attractions. It houses offices for 200 people including the Municipal Council, and is also famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique art pieces. The Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on December 10th each year.

Inside the State City Hall you find the Blue Hall, which is the main hall and best known as the banquet hall for the famous annual Nobel Banquet. The Blue Hall contains the Town Hall pipe organ. The organ was dedicated in 1925. It has around 10,000 pipes and is Scandinavia’s largest musical instrument

If you do not dare heights, climb the 106-meter tall Town Hall Tower for a fantastic view of Stock­holm.

The City Hall is located close to our congress venue, Waterfront.

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The Old Town

Gamla Stan – The Old Town,  constituted the main part of the city for several hundred years and is Stockholm’s oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world.It is built between 1300 and 1500 and is officially called “The Town Between the Bridges”.The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located in the Old Town. Walk through small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés.

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The Royal Palace

Welcome to one of Europe’s largest and most dynamic palaces, The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King’s official residence and is also the setting for most of the monarchy’s official receptions. The palace is a daily place of work for The King and Queen as well as for the various departments that make up the Royal Court.

This combination of royal residence, workplace and culture-historical monument open year round to visitors makes the Royal Palace of Stockholm unique amongst Europe’s royal residences.

www.kungahuset.se

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The Nobel Museum – A century of creativity

Some of the world’s most important ideas and discoveries can be found among the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Museum poses thought-provoking questions. How can we best use our creativity and how can the environment foster the creative process?

Walk along the timeline and experience ten decades of development through the Nobel Prizes against the backdrop of history.

www.nobelmuseum.se/en

Djurgården –countryside in the city

The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions. Visit the world famous warship – Vasa, the world’s oldest open-air museum Skansen, or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. Here is also the place where you find The ABBA museum.

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Welcome to a journey through the fabulous stories of Astrid Lindgren – welcome to Junibacken!

Meet Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, and all of the other wonderful characters during a day of magic. Visit this fantasy house on the island of Djurgården, in central Stockholm and travel with the Story Book Train. The narrator’s voice, the music, sounds, lighting, the fantastic tableaux and the atmosphere all combine to make this journey something that will touch the soul of everyone, large and small children alike.

www.junibacken.se/lang/english

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The Vasa Museum –  from wreck to state of the art!

It took almost two years (1626-1627) to build Vasa. From dawn to dusk, carpenters, sawyers, smiths, rope layers, sail makers, painters, carvers, gun carriage makers and other specialists struggled to complete the navy’s great, new ship. Vasa should be splendid, a hull built of more than a thousand oak trees with 64 cannons, masts over 50 meters high and hundreds of painted and gilded sculptures.

On the quays and shores along Strömmen, an excited public waited to watch the ship leave Stockholm and celebrate her departure. A salute was fired, and Vasa slowly began her maiden voyage.

But Vasa never got to show her strength in battle, after sailing barely 1300 meters the fearsome machine of war, Vasa, sank.

www.vasamuseet.se/en

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Walk in – Dance out!

ABBA The Museum is more than an ordinary museum. Naturally, the members’ costumes, gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much, much more are here. But at this museum you are an important part of the experience! We simply want you to experience the feeling of being the 5th ABBA member.

www.abbathemuseum.com

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Millesgården – Gallery Milles

Carl Milles (1875-1955) is Sweden’s most celebrated sculptor. His sculptures are not only found in Sweden but throughout the world, with representation in almost all continents.

http://www.millesgarden.se

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Artipelag  

With its 32,000 square feet, Artipelag is one of Stockholm’s biggest art galleries. At Artipelag you will find exciting art and beautiful nature experiences.

www.artipelag.se/en

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Fotografiska is no ordinary museum

Fotografiska is an international meeting place where everything revolves around photography. Located in the heart of Stockholm, the museum has an exhibition space of 2,500 square meters, and features 4 major exhibitions per year and approximately 15-20 minor exhibitions.

www.fotografiska.eu

Our beautiful archipelago – 30 000 islands

We strongly recommend seeing Stockholm from the water side – there are many different sightseeing tours by boat to choose from and besides the 14 centrally located islands our wonderful archipelago offers much more. 30 000 islands, islet rocks and skerries just close by.Go on a short trip, a long excursion or allow yourself a tasty meal onboard!

http://www.stromma.se

More information

www.visitstockholm.com