Gripsholm Castle- Ground Floor Corridor Coutiers Wing Built 1780-82, Neoclassicism In The North
If you have never been to Sweden, here is a guide of what tourists have found to be the best and not so worthy sites to visit....
Best Places To Visit...........
1. Monteliusvägen Is Totally Worth Finding According To Many –Is a scenic walkway along the heights of Södermalm. This is one of the most captivating viewpoints in Stockholm, as it overlooks the Old Town and Norrmälarstrand. Plan a lunch or get a latte and enjoy looking at the view from many of the benches that are available. Plan something really special for your significant other here. Tourists have said it is tricky to find, yet definitely worth the search. Many mention that many of the locals don't even know the place exists or very surprised tourists can find the place on their own.
2. Take In A Free Walking Tour Of Downtown Stockholm- Enjoy a free 90-minute walking tour of Stockholm’s Norrmalm district with a guide who works only for tips, so all you need to pay is what you feel the tour was worth at the end!- Links- Get Our Guide.com, Trip Advisor.com
3. Fotografiska Museum - (The Swedish Museum of Photography) -Fotografiska presents four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions annually. The photos will range from powerful and thought-provoking to creepy. This museum will certainly be a very interesting tour!
4. The Vasa Museum is an absolute must for any tourist! The Vasa Ship Museum features one of the most complete and best preserved shipwrecks in the world. The ship sank a few hundred meters from its first sailing in the 1650's. It was then discovered at the bottom of the harbor was painstakingly brought back to the surface and reassembled. In the museum, you can see this ship up-close, and truely is a work of art.
5. The Ghost Walking Tour In Gamla Stan- This tour isn't your every day tour. Get the inside story behind stories of legends, diseases, murders and of course, ghosts. The old town is charming. Get lost in the atmosphere of walking down cobbled streets and winding avenues. The buildings are colorful, and the narrow lane ways are very interesting to see. Mårten Trotzigs Gränd is the narrowest alley. Take time out to leisurely visiting the shops, eating at the local eateries, enjoying the architecture and simply soaking it all up. There is a lot to see and do, however, don't arrive early, as many shops don't open until 11:00 a.m.
6. Royal Palace, Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden- Amongst all European palaces, many people report that this one is the most interesting. It's beautiful Baroque architectural style took 63 years to finish. This palace is proper and formal but far from pompous. The collection of costumes, uniforms and jewelry are kept in the main museum, while the basement museum features the architectural fortifications and underpinning of the "new" palace.
This palace has over 1400 rooms and many are still in use today.The tour takes about one hour but you can go at your own pace through the many rooms. Your ticket would cover the State and Guest apartments, the treasury, the Kroner Museum and Museum of Antiquities. They stamp your ticket at each venue, which allows you to visit once, over 7 days if you so wish. You can't take any photographs inside, but the gift shop sells books and post cards.
The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523. The change happens at 12pm and lasts for approximately 40 minutes.
- Throne room, Drottningholm Royal Palace, Sweden.- Corbis Images
-Chinese Style Interior at the Royal Palace of Drottningholm - Corbis Images
Helpful Comments On Trip Advisor
Pay Attention To The Tapestries "The tapestries in the palace are most interesting. Some depict the lavish lifestyle of the Swedish Royalty. There is one in particular that shows famous people from around the World including The Beatles and Bob Dylan plus many Heads of State."
You Can Walk Through At Your Own Pace, Or Take The Tour "The Tre Kroner museum gives a history of the palace, we nearly missed it we were on way out when we spotted sign leading down some stairs.You can do the Palace on your own as we did but there were guided tours."
"The Tre Kronor museum takes you into the Medieval history of the palace which I found fascinating"
"There is so much to see, but no photos are allowed--fair warning! The crown jewels/Treasury museum was my favorite, but the apartments were by far the coolest thing to walk through."
"There was a very interesting temporary exhibition about the life of today's king. Among the old baroque palace halls you can see the room which is designed nowadays, for various state meetings - it's modest and elegant. All in all the palace has modest and austere (even bordering on dull) look in comparison with other European palaces, but hey, this is probably one of the reasons why Sweden never had any revolutions, the royals were just less greedy than the others!"
Take The Tour and Then Visit The Palace On Your Own -"The Royal apartments are very dark, and you can not take any pictures. The attendants in the museum are there to make sure you don't take pictures, not to answer questions. The only exception to this is the guard in the knights room, they are friendly and will answer questions. A few of the rooms were very nice, but most were just dark. There are many stairs. You can see the backs of some statues on the tour but are not allowed to go to see the front of the statues."
Lack Of Restrooms Within The Palace "Two warnings. You cannot take any pictures inside the palace and WCs are at a premium. Make sure you use the one at the gift store/ticket center before you go in as there are none in the palace."
7. Oaxen Slip in Djurgarden "Our favorite meal was dinner at Oaxen Slip in Djurgarden, which our AirBnB host recommended to us. It is the cheaper, 'backdoor' sister restaurant to Michelin-starred Oaxen Krog. We ordered a variety of dishes to share, and everything we ate was spectacular! In fact, this is the first time I could say I actually enjoyed the veggie dishes more than the meat dishes. The baby asparagus was absolutely divine. Our waiter also recommended the beets with mayonnaise, which sounded suspect but we went along with what he said, which ended up being the right decision- they were also divine! We also had duck, pork and char as our entrees, and then the bread pudding and glace du four desserts. Service, and our waiter in particular, was great"
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