The Gamla Stan (The Old Town) is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. A series of cobbled streets, baroque restaurants, tourist shops and beautiful churches, Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252.
There are more than 70 museums in Stockholm, covering an varied mix of topics and attractions, and showcasing the city’s heritage in all its glory. I visited only 2 during my stay, I know I know….
On Stockholm’s shortest day the capital sees a mere six hours of sunlight, while on the longest day it’s light for nearly 21 hours. On my trip the sun set around 22h00 and dawned again at 4h00!
Stockholm is the home of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and literature . The Nobel Museum (which I passed) proudly displays a portrait and Prize citation for each laureate, whilst the City Hall holds the Nobel Banquet. The Peace Nobel prize celebrations are actually held in Oslo.
We also spend half a day at Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891. A small-scale version of Swedish rural life, the museum illustrates changing social conditions in Sweden between the 16th century and first half of the 20th century. Part of the park was also an animal park with animals from northern Europe.
Enjoy the pictures and see you back soon.
With Love Stompie!
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