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The first time you visit Stockholm, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in Stockholm to help with your itinerary planning.

Skansen Museum Skansen Museum
Kungliga Slottet Kungliga Slottet
Vasa Ship Museum Vasa Ship Museum
Stadshuset Stadshuset
Skansen Museum Skansen Museum

Skansen Museum

 Address Djurgårdsslätten 4951
 Admissions SEK 50 - 80
 Phone +46 (0)8 4428000
 Website www.skansen.se

Within close proximity to Old Town Stockholm is the open-air museum Skansen. You can easily spend several hours browsing around Skansen Museum especially during the warm months. More then 150 dwellings were relocated from all over Sweden to Skansen where they are scattered over 30 hectares (75 acres). The majority of which are from the 18th and 19th centuries. Each dwelling contains various exhibits. Windmills, a manor house, and a complete town quarter are amongst those on display. Swedish craft making such as glass blowing and weaving are also demonstrated. Evenings in Skansen can be lively. Folk dancing and live concerts are popular activities. During the summer international stars often perform at Skansen. If you get hungry you will have no problem finding something tasty to eat. There are dozens of vendor shops.

More Information:
 www.brugge.be

 

Kungliga Slottet

 Address Gamla Stan
 Phone +46 8 402 60 00
 Website www.royalcourt.se

Kungliga SlottetThe Swedish Royal Palace also called Kungliga Slottet is amongst Stockholm’s premier tourist destinations. The royal residents is the world’s largest original royal palace. The King and Queen prefer to live at Drottningholm. Consequently, the Royal Palace is usually open to the public. Inside you’ll find a lavish baroque decor. Kungliga Slottet remains their official residents. The palace was constructed on the site of the old palace that burned down in 1697. Portions of the old palace that remained in tack were used in the construction.

The changing of the guard occurs daily at 12:05 PM. The entertaining event draws a large crowd. Unlike Buckingham Palace, visitors are not constrained by a gate. Therefore, you’ll get a much better view of the event. In the summer months the changing of the guard is accompanied by a parade.

 

Vasa Ship Museum

 Address Galärvarvet, Djurgården
 Admissions Adluts 80 SEK, Children Free
 Phone 08-519 548 00
 Website www.vasamuseet.se

If you visit only one sight in Stockholm, visit the Vasa. The Vasa is the world’s oldest ship. Presently it resides in a museum built especially for that purpose. In 1628, the Royal Warship Vasa sank to the bottom of the Stockholm harbor where it remained undisturbed for hundreds of years. In 1961, the ship was excavated from its resting spot. The Vasa was removed from the harbor in astonishing condition. Much of the vessel remained in tack including several hundred decorative sculptures in addition to many other items of archaeological interest. Parts of the Vasa have been restored so that you can get a true feel for how life was on the ship. A tour is offered that provides some interesting facts about the ship's history.

 

Stadshuset

 Address Hantverkarg 1
 Admissions Adults 60 SEK, Children Free
 Phone 08/508 29 058
 Website www2.stockholm.se

Stockholm’s City Hall (Stadshuset) is amongst the finest examples of modern architecture in the world. Stadshuset is located on the island of Kungsholmen just south of Central Station. Construction on Stadshuset was completed in 1923. Stockholm’s City Hall is one of city’s top icons. City Hall tours are offered daily at various time. Tours cover the two main courts, the council chamber, and the Blue Hall where the Noble Prize banquet is held. Tours typically last a couple hours.

 

Skansen Museum

Within close proximity to Old Town Stockholm is the open-air museum Skansen. You can easily spend several hours browsing around Skansen Museum especially during the warm months. More then 150 dwellings were relocated from all over Sweden to Skansen where they are scattered over 30 hectares (75 acres). The majority of which are from the 18th and 19th centuries. Each dwelling contains various exhibits. Windmills, a manor house, and a complete town quarter are amongst those on display. Swedish craft making such as glass blowing and weaving are also demonstrated. Evenings in Skansen can be lively. Folk dancing and live concerts are popular activities. During the summer international starts often perform at Skansen. If you get hungry you will have no problem finding something tasting to eat. There are dozens of vendor shops.

More Information:
 www.brugge.be

 


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