Axel Oxenstiernas Palace

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  • Day16

    Vasa ship

    June 14, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Largest ship of its age ever salvaged. Interesting story. King Gustav commissioned the war ship with some other ships as well. This one was built first and with a lot of input from the King. I guess he fancied himself as a ship designer. The boat was built pretty quickly, in about a year. The man in charge ultimately of the design of the ship was named Captain of the vessel. On August 10 1628, Vasa set sail on her maiden voyage and sank in Stockholm harbour. She hadn’t got far, maybe a kilometre or so. The wreck was salvaged in 1961 and is now in a museum that in my opinion is a very nice museum dedicated to the glorification of vanity and incompetence. Harsh, I know.Read more

  • Day29


    May 13, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    In the morning we took the bus tour of Stockholm. We came back to the ship for lunch then set out again to find the Vassa Museum. I misread an abbreviation in Swedish on our map, so we walked around the perimeter of Zoo Island only to find ourselves right back where we started from. We relented and bought a ticket for the hop on hop off boat that took us to the museum. By that time we were both tired, and I felt myself getting a slight sore throats. We went back t the ship, happy and tired, ate supper in the World Cafe, and started to pack for the trip home. Although we got everything onboard within Lufthansa weight limit, we could not get our two big suitcases under fifty pounds. Our room steward Jakka had to come four times with the scales before we thought we were close enough to the airline weight requirement.Read more

  • Day3

    Abendspaziergang Gamla Stan

    September 21, 2016 in Sweden ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Abendspaziergang durch die Altstadt.Storkyrkan, Parlament und... .. ein allgegenwärtiger Süßigkeitenladen. Es heißt ja,in Finnland und Schweden würde die meisten Süßigkeiten gegessen. Das kann man fast glauben. Allerdings frage ich mich, wie so viele Skandinavier ein vernünftiges Gewischt haben können. Uns fiel schon auf, dass wir weniger hoch übergewichtige oder Menschen mit "Gehbehinderung" gesehen haben.Read more

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