Country : Sweden
Currency : Krona (SEK)
Language : Swedish
City: 847 073 (2010)
Metro: 2 091 473 (2011)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeStockholm, the largest city in Scandinavia, has a surprisingly large number of interesting sights, with plenty of palaces and monuments that are reminiscent of a time when the Swedish empire was one of Europe's largest powers.
The city is defined by its location on a large archipelago, and it is spread over 14 islands. The abundance of water and the many riverboats have given Stockholm the name 'Venice of the North'.
Random Stockholm Highlights
Sergels Torg, Stockholm
Sergels Torg is a large square created in the 20th century as part of a city renewal project. At the center of a large fountain stands the Kristallvertikalaccent, a tall glass obelisk.
Vasa Museum, Stockholm
The Vasa, a historic warship decorated with hundreds of statues, sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. It was salvaged in the mid 20th century and is now displayed in its own purpose-built museum.
Tyska Kyrkan, Stockholm
During the Middle Ages German merchants of the Hanseatic League dominated trade in the city of Stockholm. The Tyska Kyrkan - German Church - is the most important reminder of their former influence.
Stadshuset, Stockholm
Stockholm's city hall is one of Sweden's most important 20th century buildings. It has a magnificent interior; its Golden Hall is decorated with gilded Byzantine mosaics.

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