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Stockholm – City built on Islands August 14, 15 and 16 2016 Exactly one year ago, I have visited Stockholm with my friend Thea. I was so excited about Stockholm that I felt that my husband had to see it. So here we are again in Stockholm. The capital city of Sweden a nice and modern city located on a number of islands. The main islands form a barrier between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. We will only spend three days in this lovely city and will of course share our adventures with you. On the General Information tab you will find some information on public transport, money, weather etc.. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Strandvägen Stockholm
1.  Strandvägen  After we had brought our luggage at the hotel, we made a nice walk along the Strandvägen promenade. Walking on Strandvägen (1,2 km) you see on one side beautiful apartments and the theatre Dramaten. The theatre and apartments have been built in the late 19th and early 20th century in an Art Nouveau and Renaissance style. The buildings give the feeling if you are walking on a Parisian boulevard. The architect Isak Gustaf Clason set the tone by building the first apartment (Bünsow House) for the industrial Friedrich Bünsow. Nowadays only the rich and famous can afford an apartment at the Strandvägen boulevard. At the other side you see sailboats, ships and ferries, which bring the people to the various islands. You see the tall ship of the Vasa Museet and the attractions of Gröna Lunds Tivoli on the island Djurgården.
Boat trip around the island Djurgården Stockholm
2. Boat trip around the island Djurgården Seeing all the sightseeing boats, we decide to make a tour with one of them. We buy a ticket at a ticket office at the beginning of Strandvägen and wait for the boat to come. Our boat will make a tour around the island Djurgården. On this island one can find many museums, parks and an amusement park called Gröna Lunds Tivoli. At the other bank we see an impressive park called Ladugårdsgärdet, which is used by the inhabitants of Stockholm to recreate. On the way back, we see the island Gamla Stan, where the origin of the city lies and where the Royal Palace is located. At the other side there is the island Skeppsholmen with its many museums and dance theatre.
Moderna Museet Stockholm stadshuset stockholm Stortorget Stockholm
5. Gamla Stan After a nice breakfast we take the subway to the island Gamla Stan which means literally old town. It has a Medieval atmosphere with small and narrow alleyways and merchant houses. The main square in the center of the town is called Stortorget, it is very picturesque, here you will also find the Nobel Museet. This part of the city gives you a feeling as if you are playing a role in a fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen (who is by the way Danish). There are old churches, small shops selling typical Swedish products, cafes and restaurants. We were there very early in the morning but a few hours later it became very busy with tourists.
Skansen Stockholm
6. Skansen We take the subway close to the island Djurgården, where we will pay a visit to the oldest outdoor museum in the world namely Skansen. It was founded by the teacher Artur Hazelius in 1891, he wanted to show the inhabitants of Stockholm how the people in other parts of Sweden lived.
The museum is a kind of scale model of Sweden in the 18th and 19th century. One find exact copies of houses, farms, workshops, shops, churches, wind mills and community centers. In these buildings there are figurants in traditional costumes, who will tell and explain you what the building was meant for, who lived there and what their profession was. The buildings are situated in a beautiful landscape, with all native plants and trees.
reindeer skansen
In the north part of the museum, there is a small zoo with only Scandinavian animals, like for example bears, wolfs and reindeer. A very interesting museum, which gives a good impression of the live in Sweden in the previous centuries.
abba museet stockholm
7. ABBA Museet On our way back to the hotel, we pass the ABBA Museet. Last year I have visited it with my friend Thea, who is a great ABBA fan. The museum opened its doors in 2013 and is totally dedicated to the pop group ABBA, which had their peak in the seventies and eighties of the 20th century. The museum tells about the lives of the four group members and their success. The museum is very interactive, one can sing along and dance on the hits of ABBA. If you are a fan of ABBA then this museum is an absolute must see!
Tip 1: Indian Restaurant Nearby our hotel we discovered a very excellent Indian Restaurant called Indian Palace at the 20 Sibyllegatan in the district Östermalm.
skansen stockholm
Tip 2:  Dala horse What to buy for a souvenir coming back from Stockholm? A Dala horse is a good choice. The origin of the red wooden horse lies in the region Dalarna, where the men carved the horses out of wood during the long winter months and sold them on the market as an extra income. Later the horses were painted inspired by the traditional colors and patterns of the Dalarna region. The Dala horse became world famous during the World Exhibition which took place in New York in 1939. The Swedes had placed a giant Dala horse next to their pavilion, which attracted much attention of the visitors.
3. Moderna Museet When we wake up it is raining a little, so we decide to visit one of the many museums. We choose for the Moderna Museet on the island Skeppsholmen. As the name suggests this museum has an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. Outside the museum there is a Sculpture Park with sculptures of i.a. Niki de Saint Phalle. Inside we are welcomed by the beautiful pear sculpture of Yayoi Kusama. The museum has an important collection of paintings of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí and many others. There is a permanent exhibition which is free and a changing exhibition for which one must buy a ticket.
4. Södermalm When we come out the museum it has stopped raining. We take the subway to the island Södermalm. This island has a high cliff from where we will have a nice view over the other islands. It has lively streets with boutiques, galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Soon we find the Söder Mälarstrand from which we have a fantastic view over the other islands. We have a good view on the Stadshuset with its three golden crowns. This building was built between 1911 and 1923 by the architect Ragnar Östberg. In the Blue hall of the Stadshuset the Nobel prize gala dinner takes place each year in December. After some exploring of this part of Stockholm and coming to the conclusion that every island has its own atmosphere, we take the subway back to our hotel.
moderna museet stockholm moderna museet stockholm moderna museet stockholm moderna museet stockholm skansen stockholm skansen stockholm skansen stockholm dala horse
Hotel tip Stockholm: During our stay in Stockholm, we booked a room at the Riddargatan, which is located at the Riddargatan no. 14 in Stockholm. The hotel is situated in the district Östermalmstorg, close to the Metro station (T-bana) Östermalmstorg. The Riddargatan is within walking distance from the shopping center, the ferry terminal,  Strandvägen and the Island Djurgården. The staff is friendly, the rooms are modern, clean and well insulated. If you are interested in this hotel, please check here the availability and most advantageous offers for this hotel.
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City Walk & Travel Blog Stockholm
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Stockholm – City built on Islands August 14, 15 and 16 2016 Exactly one year ago, I have visited Stockholm with my friend Thea. I was so excited about Stockholm that I felt that my husband had to see it. So here we are again in Stockholm. The capital city of Sweden a nice and modern city located on a number of islands. The main islands form a barrier between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. We will only spend three days in this lovely city and will of course share our adventures with you. On the General Information tab you will find some information on public transport, money, weather etc.. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Strandvägen Stockholm
1.  Strandvägen  After we had brought our luggage at the hotel, we made a nice walk along the Strandvägen promenade. Walking on Strandvägen (1,2 km) you see on one side beautiful apartments and the theatre Dramaten. The theatre and apartments have been built in the late 19th and early 20th  century in an Art Nouveau and Renaissance style. The buildings give the feeling if you are walking on a Parisian boulevard. The architect Isak Gustaf Clason set the tone by building the first apartment (Bünsow House) for the industrial Friedrich Bünsow. Nowadays only the rich and famous can afford an apartment at the Strandvägen boulevard. At the other side you see sailboats, ships and ferries, which bring the people to the various islands. You see the tall ship of the Vasa Museet and the attractions of Gröna Lunds Tivoli on the island Djurgården.
Boat trip around the island Djurgården Stockholm
2. Boat trip around the island Djurgården Seeing all the sightseeing boats, we decide to make a tour with one of them. We buy a ticket at a ticket office at the beginning of Strandvägen and wait for the boat to come. Our boat will make a tour around the island Djurgården. On this island one can find many museums, parks and an amusement park called Gröna Lunds Tivoli. At the other bank we see an impressive park called Ladugårdsgärdet, which is used by the inhabitants of Stockholm to recreate. On the way back, we see the island Gamla Stan, where the origin of the city lies and where the Royal Palace is located. At the other side there is the island Skeppsholmen with its many museums and dance theatre.
Moderna Museet Stockholm
3. Moderna Museet When we wake up it is raining a little, so we decide to visit one of the many museums. We choose for the Moderna Museet on the island Skeppsholmen. As the name suggests this museum has an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. Outside the museum there is a Sculpture Park with sculptures of i.a. Niki de Saint Phalle. Inside we are welcomed by the beautiful pear sculpture of Yayoi Kusama. The museum has an important collection of paintings of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí and many others. There is a permanent exhibition which is free and a changing exhibition for which one must buy a ticket.
moderna museet stockholm stadshuset stockholm
4. Södermalm When we come out the museum it has stopped raining. We take the subway to the island Södermalm. This island has a high cliff from where we will have a nice view over the other islands. It has lively streets with boutiques, galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Soon we find the Söder Mälarstrand from which we have a fantastic view over the other islands. We have a good view on the Stadshuset with its three golden crowns. This building was built between 1911 and 1923 by the architect Ragnar Östberg. In the Blue hall of the Stadshuset the Nobel prize gala dinner takes place each year in December. After some exploring of this part of Stockholm and coming to the conclusion that every island has its own atmosphere, we take the subway back to our hotel.
Stortorget Stockholm
5. Gamla Stan After a nice breakfast we take the subway to the island Gamla Stan which means literally old town. It has a Medieval atmosphere with small and narrow alleyways and merchant houses. The main square in the center of the town is called Stortorget, it is very picturesque, here you will also find the Nobel Museet. This part of the city gives you a feeling as if you are playing a role in a fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen (who is by the way Danish). There are old churches, small shops selling typical Swedish products, cafes and restaurants. We were there very early in the morning but a few hours later it became very busy with tourists.
Skansen Stockholm
6. Skansen We take the subway close to the island Djurgården, where we will pay a visit to the oldest outdoor museum in the world namely Skansen. It was founded by the teacher Artur Hazelius in 1891, he wanted to show the inhabitants of Stockholm how the people in other parts of Sweden lived.
skansen stockholm
The museum is a kind of scale model of Sweden in the 18th and 19th century. One find exact copies of houses, farms, workshops, shops, churches, wind mills and community centers. In these buildings there are figurants in traditional costumes, who will tell and explain you what the building was meant for, who lived there and what their profession was. The buildings are situated in a beautiful landscape, with all native plants and trees.
reindeer skansen
In the north part of the museum, there is a small zoo with only Scandinavian animals, like for example bears, wolfs and reindeer. A very interesting museum, which gives a good impression of the live in Sweden in the previous centuries.
abba museet stockholm
7. ABBA Museet On our way back to the hotel, we pass the ABBA Museet. Last year I have visited it with my friend Thea, who is a great ABBA fan. The museum opened its doors in 2013 and is totally dedicated to the pop group ABBA, which had their peak in the seventies and eighties of the 20th century. The museum tells about the lives of the four group members and their success. The museum is very interactive, one can sing along and dance on the hits of ABBA. If you are a fan of ABBA then this museum is an absolute must see!
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Tip 1: Indian Restaurant Nearby our hotel we discovered a very excellent Indian Restaurant called Indian Palace at the 20 Sibyllegatan in the district Östermalm.
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Tip 2:  Dala horse What to buy for a souvenir coming back from Stockholm? A Dala horse is a good choice. The origin of the red wooden horse lies in the region Dalarna, where the men carved the horses out of wood during the long winter months and sold them on the market as an extra income. Later the horses were painted inspired by the traditional colors and patterns of the Dalarna region. The Dala horse became world famous during the World Exhibition which took place in New York in 1939. The Swedes had placed a giant Dala horse next to their pavilion, which attracted much attention of the visitors.
dala horse moderna museet stockholm
Hotel tip Stockholm: During our stay in Stockholm, we booked a room at the Riddargatan, which is located at the Riddargatan no. 14 in Stockholm. The hotel is situated in the district Östermalmstorg, close to the Metro station (T-bana) Östermalmstorg. The Riddargatan is within walking distance from the shopping center, the ferry terminal,  Strandvägen and the Island Djurgården. The staff is friendly, the rooms are modern, clean and well insulated. If you are interest in this hotel, please check here the availability and most advantageous offers for this hotel.
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