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Destinations » Sweden » Stockholm Travel Guide
Stockholm is the city which was built on 14 islands and is connected by 57 bridges. The capital of Sweden is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with its picturesque buildings and fresh clean air.
Did you know that the Royal National City Park in Stockholm was the first National City Park in the world? Stockholm offers rich cultural life with its 750 years history and a wide selection of famous museums and attractions.
Take comfortable shoes with you because you can reach most of the city's attractions on foot and experience many things in a short time.
In the city area you find big department stores like Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), Åhléns and PUB. NK stands out as the premier Swedish department store and is where the upper classes of Stockholm go to do their shopping.
The area also offers shopping arcades like Gallerian, Sturegallerian and numerous large retail stores, including H&M and Zara.
Second-hand, fashion and design can be found in the Södermalm district. If you look for luxury goods and brands go a bit north to Östermalm. Boutiques are clustered around Birger Jarlsgatan, Biblioteksgatan, Nybrogatan, Östermalmstorg and Stureplan.
Bakfickan - Jakobs Torg 12
This is a secret address for delicious Swedish food and mainly visited by locals.
F12 - Fredsgatan 12
Set within the high-ceilinged interior of the Royal Academy of Arts, this is one of Stockholm's premier restaurants.
Restaurangen - Oxtorgsgatan 14
Restaurangen with its high-ceilinged decor combined with international cuisine is a favorite for many cosmopolitan Swedes.
Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall)
Located on the island of Kungsholmen you can find one of the finest examples of modern architecture in Europe - Stockholm City Hall. Climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic view of Stockholm.
It is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in the world.
Drottningholm Palace and Theater
If you want to visit Drottningholm Palace, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it will take about 3 hours of your time. It is sitting on an island in Lake Mälaren and is still the home of the royal family.
This was the first open-air museum to open in the world, back in 1891 -- and it's still going strong. It is located on the green island of Djurgården.
Vasamuseet (Royal Warship Vasa)
The Royal Warship Vasa is the most frequently visited attraction in Scandinavia and is the world's oldest complete and identified ship.