So work wanted us to send over five facts about a destination we had visited. I obviously jumped all over this task and fired over my list about a city I’ve come to know quite well.
I thought it was definitely worth a share, so heres my five facts about the Swedish Capital, Stockholm.
Old Town, Gamla Stan
The Old Town, Gamla Stan, is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. The buildings, churches and streets have been maintained beautifully over the years and is a great area to grab a quick coffee or bite to eat. If you’re after souvenirs, this is the best place to come. The Nobel Museum, Nobelmuseet, is also nestled amidst Gamla Stan as the Nobel Prize has been handled here since 1969. (Nobel Square is also where you can find one of the best hot chocolate cafes in Stockholm!)
There are more than 50 museums dotted around the city and it’s home to the world’s first open-air museum, Skansen, a full outdoor replica of an average 19th-century town. Skansen also houses a zoo if you’re wanting to meet some Scandinavian animals such as the brown bear or moose.
Stockholm has a recovered warship from the 1600’s that went down during its maiden voyage. The ship is almost perfectly intact because of the salinity of the water in Stockholm. It’s called the Vasa and you can see it in all its glory at the Vasa Museum, Vasamuseet.
Pretty much everyone speaks English
Near enough everyone you come across in the Swedish Capital speaks English. Pretty handy for visitors. There are even some areas (such as Gamla Stan) where restaurant staff don’t speak Swedish?!?
Art is everywhere
The metro is one of the easiest ways to get around the city. Stockholm has more than 100 metro stations, famous for their artistic designs, sculptures, paintings and mosaics. The buses and trams are just as efficient, but to save the hassle of traffic, the underground is the fastest way to get around. If you are wanting to see the tourist sites and you’re there in the Summer time, you could even take the hop on boat.
Well, for now.
Have you been to Stockholm? What did you learn about the city?