The moment you come to Stockholm, you know you're in one of the most attractive cities in the world. Regardless of the time of year you visit, the architecture, coastal air and friendliness of the residents combine to create an environment that's sure to offer you a relaxing holiday.
Even though it is the largest city in Sweden, Stockholm conveys a sense of lively intimacy. The fact that you can reach just about anywhere on foot boosts this feeling. Stockholm may spread across 14 islands, but there are 57 bridges that allow you to easily navigate across the city.
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Stockholm's past stretches back to the year 1252. As a result, there are dozens of museums, galleries, historical buildings and other attractions. To choose the best of these is hard, but some stand out thanks to their consistent popularity.
Gamla stan is the mediaeval centre of the city. Wander through narrow streets among remarkable homes and shops. The homes include the Royal Palace, with more than 600 rooms. Explore the shops in their centuries-old structures, where you'll find art, antiques, handicrafts and delicious cakes served with coffee.
Another must-see area of Stockholm is the island of Djurgården. This is home to the Vasa Museum, a preserved 17th-century shipwrecked warship that was salvaged only 50 years ago.
The island is also home to the Skansen Museum and Junibacken theme park. Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world, while at Junibacken, you can experience the characters and stories of the children’s author Astrid Lindgren, among others.
Such attractions are signs of Stockholm's respect for the past. However, the city also has a vibrant modern cultural life. For evidence of this, visit the Moderna Museet and see the displays of modern art, for examples of recent Swedish design, go to the National Museum.
Parks and water
Stockholm is a city that lives comfortably alongside green spaces, water and wildlife. The national city park of Ekoparken exemplifies this. It's the first of its kind in the world and covers 17 square miles. It lets you go from the city to the countryside and back again within a short walk.
For more water and wildlife, explore Stockholm's archipelago, home to around 24,000 islands. Take a sightseeing tour by boat and admire the tiny harbours, occasional villages and plentiful flocks of Baltic Sea birds.
A boat trip is also a great way of seeing Stockholm. There are many boat tours, most of which last between an hour and two hours and a half. The commentary is almost always in English, as well as a number of other languges.
To take full advantage of the boats, buy a Hop-on Hop-off ticket so you can take as many trips by boat as you want in 24 hours.
To reduce the cost of using other public transport, buy a Stockholm Card. With the card, enjoy unlimited travel on SL trains, trams and buses, plus free entry to 75 attractions. The card also includes free boat trips and entitles you to discounts on tours.
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