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Sweden is officially called the Kingdom of Sweden, Konungariket
Sverige, in Swedish.
Sweden Travel and Tourist Information with links
to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors
Malmo, Map of Sweden, Stockholm,
Stockholm Sightseeing, Sweden
Travel Guides, Uppsala, Vasteras.
Driving From Gothenburg, Driving From Stockholm.
Countries neighbouring Sweden are: Finland, Norway and Denmark.
Most of the Swedish population live in southern cities or around
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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
crowned 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.
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.
The Royal Palace was completed in 1754, and there are many churches in
The Great Church of St Nicholas, Storkyrkan, is from the 13th century,
and Hall of Nobles, Riddarhuset, is a 17th-century building.
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.
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.
Hop-On Hop-Off departs every 30 minutes, increasing to every 18 minutes during the peak season.
Stockholm Tourist Stops
Sweden House, Stockholm's largest tourist agency and visitor
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
Anders Jonsson has put together a list of museums and attractions in Stockholm for
visitors to enjoy.
Goteborg 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
Court of Sweden:
The Swedish royal household is the world's third oldest unbroken monarchy.
Find out the opening hours and how to get to the Royal Palaces in Sweden.
Translate Swedish to English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Finnish, Greek,
Russian, Spanish, Turkish or just look up the meaning of Swedish words.
Malmo is on the Oresund, south of Gothenburg and opposite Copenhagen.
The Malmohus Castle, which now houses Malmo Museum, dates from the
Malmo 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.
Uppsala is the seat of only archbishop of the Swedish church. The
Gothic-style brick cathedral was partly burned in 1702 and only partially restored.
Accommodation in Uppsala
Find hotels in Uppsala with special online rates.
Vasteras 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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