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Selected attractions in Stockholm

  • Skansen

    Skansen was opened in 1891 by founder Arthur Hazelius as the world's first open-air museum. Hazelius, who later established Nordiska Museet (The Nordic Museum), Skansen wanted to give future generations a glimpse of how they lived around Sweden during the past. He wanted to create a place with buildings, plants and animals that talked about the old times.

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  • The Vasa Museum

    The Vasa Museum is situated on the beautiful island Djurgården and is one of the most popular tourist attractions i Stockholm.

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  • The Royal Castle

    During the mid-1200s a castle was constructed by Birger Jarl. This castles was the foundation for what is now the Royal Palace. Parts of the original castle is still preserved today behind the facade.

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  • Fotografiska

    Talks about opening a museum of photography in Sweden had been held for almost 70 years, but it was not until the brothers Jan and Per Broman took hold of matters as it all became a reality in 2010.

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  • City Hall

    It is Midsummer's Eve 1923, and the grand City Hall is opened. A total of eight million red bricks is required to construct this national romantic building, designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg.

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  • The Museum of Modern Art

    For 50 years discussions and planning were held about the construction of a museum for showcasing the collections of the 1900 art collection, then preserved at the National Museum. In 1958 Moderna Museet (The Modern Museum) finally opened its doors to the public, where it currently holds one of the world's largest and finest collections of art from 1840 to present day.

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  • The Nobel Museum

    The Nobel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious awards and is handed out once a year in physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and peace, and in 2001 - the same year that the Nobel Prize celebrated its 100th anniversary - the Nobel Museum opened its doors for the first time.

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  • Tivoli Grona Lund

    The carpenter Jacob Schultheis moved from Germany via Gothenburg to Stockholm in 1883, where he leased a piece of land on the island of Djurgården. This plot came to develop into the Gröna Lund we see today - the oldest existing theme park in Sweden.

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  • The Royal Armoury

    Livrustkammaren (The Armoury) is the oldest museum in Sweden and is soon approaching its 400-year anniversary. The foundation for the impressive museum was laid in 1628 when King Gustav II Adolf wanted his clothes and armour from his campaigns in Poland to be preserved for the future.

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  • Abba The Museum

    ABBA The Museum is a celebration of Sweden's biggest pop group ever: ABBA, and is the main attraction at the museum Swedish Music Hall of Fame on Djurgården in Stockholm.

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