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
Royal Palace, Stockholm
Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm's Royal Palace, is a large Baroque palace built in the early 18th century at Gamla Stan. Every day during summertime crowds gather here to watch the Changing of the Guards.
Konserthuset, Stockholm
Stockholm's main concert hall was built in the early 20th century in a neoclassical style. Its main hall has a seating capacity of over 1700 people. In front of the concert hall stands the Orpheusfountain.
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.
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.

Random Stockholm Tours & Activities
Stockholm Archipelago Seal Safari, Stockholm
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Overnight Hike Outside Stockholm, Stockholm
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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