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Sweden is officially called the Kingdom of Sweden, Konungariket Sverige, in Swedish.

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Gothenburg, Malm�, Map of Sweden, Stockholm, Stockholm Sightseeing, Sweden Travel Guides, Uppsala, V�ster�s.

Driving From Gothenburg, Driving From Stockholm.

Kingdom of Sweden - Konungariket Sverige

Countries neighbouring Sweden are: Finland, Norway and Denmark.

Map of Sweden

Most of the Swedish population live in southern cities or around the coast.

Weather in Sweden

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The capital of Sweden is on the eastern coast of the country, where Lake Malaren enters the Baltic Sea.

Christian II, king of Denmark and Norway, was coronated in Stockholm, in 1520, to strengthen his position in Sweden.

Three years later Danish rule was overthrown, and Gustav I Vasa became king of Sweden, and Stockholm became the centre of his kingdom.

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Flights to Stockholm from destinations around Europe.

Stockholm Visitors Board:
A beautiful city, spread out over 20 islands and the adjacent mainland; often referred to as the Venice of the North. Stockholm is also home to the Nobel Foundation, which oversees the awarding of Nobel Prizes.

Accommodation in Stockholm

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Stockholm Sightseeing

Stockholm Royal Sightseeing Tour.

St�dsholmen Island

The Royal Palace was completed in 1754, and there are many churches in Stockholm.

The Great Church of St Nicholas, Storkyrkan, is from the 13th century, and Hall of Nobles, Riddarhuset, is a 17th-century building.

Helgeandsholmen Island

Many of Sweden's monarchs are buried in Riddarholm Church. The House of Parliament is also on this island.

The City Hall, Stadshuset, was built in the early 1900s and there is an open-air museum in Skansen.

Stockholm Card:
When you buy the Stockholm Card you get free admission to 75 different museums and sights; and free transport on underground, local buses and commuter trains.

Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off:
Departs every 30 minutes, increasing to every 18 minutes during the peak season.

Tourist stops:

Sweden House, Stockholm's largest tourist agency and visitor center; Fjaderholm and Djurgarden Boats, pier for boats to the closest islands in the archipelago, the Fjaderholm islands; Vasa Museum; Skansen, open air museum, containing historic buildings, a zoo, terrarium, folk dance performances and more; Djurgardsbron, the Historical Museum where you can visit the gold room and other collections; Stureplan, popular meeting in Stockholm, but also one of Stockholm's shopping centres; Stockholm Palace with Palace Church; Mynttorget, opposite the parliament building and the Royal Palace; Sightseeing boats; Gustav Adolf Square, with the Royal Opera; City Hall; The Malaren boats, boats depart from there to the Drottningholm palace, to the former Viking settlement at Birka, and to Skokloster; Central Station; and Kulturhuset, Stockholm's cultural centre.

Stockholm Museums:
Anders Jonsson has put together a list of museums and attractions in Stockholm for visitors to enjoy.

Gothenburg (G�teborg)

G�teborg is the principal port of Sweden, being nearest  to the North Sea. Ferries also connect to Jutland in Denmark.

The city was founded in 1619 by King Gustav II Adolph, and its cathedral, Gustavii Domkyrka, was built in 1633.

The coast road, north to Oslo, is spectacular.

Accommodation in Gothenburg

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Around Sweden

Royal Court of Sweden:
The Swedish royal household is the world's third oldest unbroken monarchy.

Royal Palaces:
Find out the opening hours and how to get to the Royal Palaces in Sweden.

Swedish Dictionary:
Translate Swedish to English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Finnish, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Turkish or just look up the meaning of Swedish words.


Malm� is on the �resund, south of Gothenburg and opposite Copenhagen.

The Malm�hus Castle, which now houses Malm� Museum, dates from the 15th-century.

Malm� was founded in the 12th century and remained a part of Denmark until 1658, when it was seized by King Charles X Gustav of Sweden.

Accommodation in Malmo

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Uppsala is the seat of only archbishop of the Swedish church. The Gothic-style brick cathedral was was partly burned in 1702 and only partially restored.

Accommodation in Uppsala

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V�ster�s was a trade and cultural centre in the Middle Ages; originally called Aros.

The city has a rebuilt 12th-century castle and a late 13th-century Gothic cathedral (built on the site of an 11th-century church) containing the tomb of Eric XIV, king of Sweden.

The Djakneberget is a park with statues of historical figures.

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