Stockholm: The World's Most Spectacular Archipelago

Stockholm: The World's Most Spectacular Archipelago

Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, is an archipelago of around 24,000 islands.

It is indeed a spectacular sight to see.

The city is famous for its criss crossing waterways.

Arlanda Airport is the major international airport in the city. There are few more airports serving the large number of flights to Stockholm.

In spite of being in the northern hemisphere, the city has a milder climate compared to other places in the region. However winters are cold and the city is practically covered in snow. Summers are pleasant, and it is the best suitable time to enjoy the outdoors.

 

The city is famous for its cobbled streets and terracotta and saffron colored buildings. The best place to see this is in the historical heart of the Stockholm, the Old Town, locally known as Gamla Stan. The streets are narrow and have an old-time feel to it. It is a picturesque place to relax and take a stroll. There are a number of churches and cathedrals to explore in this part of town. There is even a synagogue and a mosque here.

Stockholm is also home to the largest university in the Nordic region. It has a sizable student population, with college of design and college of technology being the most sought after.

Walking around the city is the best way to explore it.

There are number organized walking tours of the city, and “Hop On Hop Off” boat rides are another preferred choice to go around the city. There are a number of museums and art galleries to visit. There are museums especially dedicated to Dance and Army and the best of all is the Butterfly Museum. Skansen is another unique open-air museum with a zoo, and showcases the historical life of Stockholm.

The Royal Palace and Royal Residence is Drottningholm Palace, is a popular destination with tourists. The other major attraction to get a glimpse of some stunning Swedish architecture is the City Hall.

The city dwellers enjoy the outdoors during summer. They play different kinds of sports, Bandy being a popular one in winters. It is an outdoor game on ice with sticks and small ball. It is slowly gaining popularity in the region.

The city is famous for its preference to design. Many people visiting here shop for clothes, interior design ideas and furniture. Glassware is also popular buy. 

 

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