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Stockholm Travel Guide

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and also the largest city in the country. It is home to the national Swedish government and the parliament. Stockholm is also the official residence of the Swedish monarch.

The city of Stockholm has a long, rich history. It has been an economic and political center of the country of Sweden since the 13th century. The population reaches nearly two million people, including the metropolitan area. The location of the city is historically important for strategy of days gone by. It is located on several islands on the east coast of the country right at the mouth of Lake Maelaren.

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If you want to know more about this old European city, you will find that there are plenty of museums that will explain various parts of Swedish history. Not only that, but you will be able to explore the city’s great architecture and other historic buildings just by taking a walk around the city. There are many places that you can get information about any part of the history of Sweden and Stockholm that you would like to know about. And don’t’ forget current events—you can take a peek at the Royal Palace and go past the current residence of the royal family.

There are also plenty of beautiful parks in Stockholm where you can spend a lazy afternoon with a picnic lunch. If you are not in a hurry, this is the best way to experience the true essence of this old city.

If you are in a hurry when you are traveling through Stockholm, you will want to hop on a tour or two in order to get all of the interesting facts about the city and make sure that you can see all of the best historical and tourist sights throughout the city.

If you want a good meal for a great price, there are literally hundreds of cafes all over the city in which you can partake in a slow meal with friendly staff and great atmosphere. You can also step it up a bit for a dinner on the town. There are a few places in the tourist areas where you can get a five star meal, although the quality does come with the price.

You will find that the accommodations in Stockholm are second to none for travelers. There are four and five start hotels that are located right in the heart of Stockholm, giving you all the of the shopping and tourist attractions right at your fingertips. Alternatively, if you want to really put yourself right into Stockholm, you can easily find a great little inn where you can soak up all of the culture and atmosphere of the friendly side of Stockholm.

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Stockholm Interesting Facts

  • Stockholm Sweden suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Stockholm Sweden had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Stockholm is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Stockholm as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Stockholm has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Stockholm Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Stockholm authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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