germany-bavaria

Sweden Attractions


  Alfred Nobel's home is open to the public during the summer. It is interesting to see the residence of this brilliant man known worldwide for the Nobel prizes which honor some of the great benefactors to humanity. The prizes are given each year to compensate the world for the de... more

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  The original building on this site was a monastery erected in the 13th-century. The monastery was replaced by the present castle. The Bäckaskog Castle is surrounded by lovely gardens and its own small forest where there are a few cottages that can be rented and several rather d... more

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Sweden’s beloved artist Carl Larsson lived in his house beside the lake with his beautiful wife,  Karin, and their six children.  Carl Larrson spent his life painting his family and his home, which is now open as a small museum.  Those of you who are familiar with Larsson&r... more

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  Drottningholm Palace originally constructed in the 17th-century has been home to the Swedish Royal Family since 1981. The palace is currently listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list and is considered one of the best preserved  examples of 17th-century Swedish Palaces.  Dr... more

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 Gamla Stan (the old town) is located on a small island in the centre of Stockholm. A very compact and pretty place, the cobble-stoned streets criss-cross the old town, lined with restaurants, bars & shops.  ... more

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 The Gamla Uppsala Museum is located adjacent to an open field where you will find Viking burial mounds dating from the 6th-century.  The museum is dedicated to delving into the myths and realities concerning these mysterious mounds from their origins in the 6th-century to the beginni... more

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Definitely make time to include Gripsholms Castle in your sightseeing since it is just super.  The setting is wonderful, with the massive 16th-century castle completely dominating a tiny island connected to the large mainland by a drawbridge.  Crossing the drawbridge, you enter into a... more

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 The Match Factory was orignally constructed in 1844 by J. E. Lundström and quickly became the capital for matchmaking. A picturesque blue clapboard building, the old factory has been converted to a museum showing the history of fire and the progression to today's matches.  ... more

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 The Nobel Museum reflects the duality of the man, Alfred Nobel. On the one hand, the museum does acknowledge the dynamite that created the fortunes of Nobel. Of more importance to the museum and mankind is the fortune Nobel left in his will to fund achievements in physics, chemistry, medi... more

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 You must visit the quaint Odinsborg, a delightful old hostelry and tea room where it is great fun to enjoy a snack and drink mead, like the Vikings used to do – out of silver – tipped ox horns. ... more

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 Another of the opulent homes of the royal family, Rosersberg Palace is worth a visit. The palace was originally built in the 1630's but did not become a royal palace until 1762. The palace has been well preserved and is an excellent example of the period culture and life.   ... more

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  The Royal Palace in the old town, Gamla Stan, is the official residence of the head of the Swedish monarchy. The palace is contains the offices of the monarchy and is used to host official monarchy functions. The palace is open to vistors and includes several museums, the treasury(w... more

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  Sigtuna Museum chronicles the early history of Sigtuna dating back to its origins in 980 AD. For Viking fans there is some interesting information about Viking life.   ... more

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Skokloster Castle is one of  Europe's best preserved 17th-century castles.  This is not a fortress-style castle with massive fortifications, but rather a large white four-story structure punctuated with many windows and enhanced by octagonal towers on each corner.  The interi... more

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 St Mary's Chruch constructed in the mid 13th-century is still the parish church for the town of Sigtuna.  The church, constructed of brick, is one of the oldest brick buildings in the area. The church is bolessed with some very nice wall paintings.   ... more

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 Beyond the Royal Palace in the old town(Gamla Stan) of Stockholm stands the 700 year old Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan). This is quite convenient as the Swedish Monarchy are married and crowned in the cathedral. The cathedral houses a magnificent statue of St. George and the Dragon by B... more

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 The Vasa is one of the few remaining examples of a 17th-century sailing ship. The ship was re-built, in part, and housed in the specially constructed building that is the Vasa Museum.  ... more

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 This red brick church is the largest cathedral in Scandanavia. Construction of this immense cathedral spanned over 150 years. Reaching almost 400 feet in height the twin spires were added in the late 1800's. ... more

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  Vadstena Abbey was built between the mid-14th and 15th centuries under the direction of its founder,  Birgitta Birgersdottir. Birgitta was born to nobility and the mother of eight children when God appeared to her in a vision. After her religous experience she left her family a... more

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  Vadstena Castle was started in 1545 by Gustavus Vasa, king of Sweden, but not completed until 1620. The Castle is located a short stroll along a parklike promenade frim the Vadstena Abbey. The Castle ia an impressive 16th-century fortress surrounded by a moat crossed over by a drawb... more

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Zorn Museum is where Anders Zorn (1860-1920), one of Sweden’s most famous painters, lived and painted here.  His turn-of-the-century home and a museum (located on the same property) are open to the public and the museum contains many fine examples of his and his contemporaries’... more

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