Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and the largest city of Scandinavia. As flight/train connections to other Swedish cities tend to be few and far in between (if any), Swedish project partners often host meetings in Stockholm.

Stockholm by Night

Stockholm by night (Thomas Roessler, Some Rights Reserved)

What to do

  • Check out the impressive Swedish fleet’s flagship Vasa in the Vasa museum. It was custom-made for the king, to head his fleet going to war against the catholics and everybody else. The ship made it just out of the harbor, and then, thanks to a last-minute-pimping of the vessel with a second cannon deck on special demand of the king, tumbled over, sank, and was forgotten until a hobby archeologist found it in the 1960ies. Now it sits in its own museum, where you can take a close look at the whole, preserved vessel from the 1600’s.
  • Stockholm and its archipelago are wonderful from the the waterside. A nice trip with the M/S Vindhem combines sightseeing with  a “all you can eat shrimp tour”. You start the tour through the archipelago with eating shrimps and before the night come, you have seen Stockholm, the wonderful little islands and probably the castle of Vaxholm.

Where to stay

  • A popular venue in the city is Långholmen Hotell, a former prison turned conference hotel, on an island within stockholm. The rooms do usually consist of two former prison cells. One of them is now the bathroom, the other one the living- and sleeping area.

Getting around

  • The city of stockholm re-invented a Congestion Tax in 2007 which makes the public transport system to a good alternative to rented cars. The public transport of the city and the county of Stockholm is well etablished and brings you to the airport as well as to the islands of Stockholm.   Sporty travellers might want to check out  the stockholm city bikes. This program is provided between 1. April and 31. October and all you need to do is to buy a bike card which is available from here.

Where to eat


What to bring home


Maps

Current weather

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2 comments to Stockholm, Sweden

  • Credentialus Maximus

    Smörebröd. Ah, no. They’re better in Copenhagen anyway!

  • Yes, the Wasa museum is worth a look. Awe and wonder of the effort they put in to make these wessels.
    The “gamla stan” is also a must do. I would recommend the square located somewhere in the middle of it, to sit down and have a snack in one of the bars/restaurants.

    In the night I would stroll up to the “Söder” and have a seat at one of the benches and just admire the light from the city from high above.
    I am not from Stockholm, but I just love this city, it has such a natural beauty. Carved out from granite and the sea.

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