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
Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Gamla Stan is the Old Town of Stockholm. The area, with its picturesque squares and cobblestone alleys is a favorite with visitors. Many of Stockholm's top sights can be found here.
King's Garden, Stockholm
Kungsträdgården (King's Garden), the oldest park in Stockholm, is often the site of festivities. Two statues of kings overlook the park - the war-king Charles XII and the 'weak' Charles XIII.
Storkyrkan, Stockholm
The cathedral of Stockholm, better known as the Storkyrkan or Great Church has a Gothic interior dating back to the 15th century. Inside is a unique wooden statue of St. George and the Dragon.
Riddarhuset, Stockholm
Riddarhuset was built in the 17th century at the old town as the main meeting place for the nobility, hence its name, which can be loosely translated as House of the Nobility.

Random Stockholm Tours & Activities
The Royal Bridges and Canal Tour, Stockholm
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 80 minutes
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Stockholm Historical Walking Tour, Stockholm
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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