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Karl XII Statue

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  • Day40

    Vasa

    August 15, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The Vasa museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm. The museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged. The 64 gun warship Vasa, sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 shortly after her launch. For the next 300 years she lay undisturbed in the Baltic sea, which is known to preserve wood due to the absence of wood worm in this sea. She was located and finally raised in the 1950's. She eventually found her new home in her own museum, The Vasa Museum, where you are able to see the glorious colours she was once painted.Read more

  • Day40

    Stockholm, The Old City

    August 15, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stockholm is a city on 5 Islands and on one, Gamla Stan, is the Old City, with cobbled streets and buildings of the 17th & 18th century. In narrow streets we saw long low two story buildings that comprised many dwellings often with varying facades with simple variations.
    We were escorted around the old City by a wonderful, bohemian type, born and breed gentleman from Stockholm. So much knowledge, so much dry humour, so much character. Our guide certainly made the Old City come to life with his wonderful words and actions. We actually walked by his apartment in the Old City, his wife bringing us umbrellas when it started to drizzle.
    It is home to the medieval Storkyran cathedral built in 1279 with the St George and the Dragon and the Joseph and Mary sculptures. Here is also the Royal Palace, the King's official residence.
    A delightful little spot in the Old City is a quaint little piece of serinity to sit, relax and have a meal under the chestnut tree, popular but still a charming little space to enjoy.
    We also were shown a famous home in the Old City, number 21. Where a young group, consisting of two boys and two girls, began writing and singing - yes ABBA.
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  • Day40

    Stockholm

    August 15, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stockholm, The capital of Sweden and home to Angies nephew Justin, and his daughter Winnie. It encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Its land area is nearly 1/3 urban, 1/3 water and 1/3 green space.
    Famous for the cobblestone streets of Old Stockholm, the 13th century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Nobel Prize museum, the origin of ABBA, with an ABBA museum, ferries and sightseeing boats, upmarket shops, restaurants, cafes, 760km of bicycle paths, outside activities in summer and cruise liners moored along quays. Winter is an ice skating bonanza.
    Stockholm was granted by the European Commission the "European Green Capital" in 2010 , with large green spaces for its people. The city has adopted the objective of being fossil fuel free by 2050.
    This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capital's because the crystalline waters that flow through the intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to the palaces, museums and parks. All of this and the added delight of spending Angela's birthday with Justin, Winnie and their extended family for a special home cooked dinner and happy birthday sang in Swedish - so much fun and enjoyment🎂🤗
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    Stockholm City Hall

    August 15, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stockholm City Hall is one of Swedens' most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited attractions. It is the country's leading example of national romanticism in architecture. The 106 meter tall tower has 3 crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, at its apex. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls, and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on December 10th each year, the day Alfred Nobel died.
    The City Halls houses offices and Municipal Council.
    It is a popular civil wedding ceremonys on Saturdays, they are held in the Oval Room with the actual ceremony lasting just 5 minutes.
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  • Day11

    Stockholm: Tour mit dem Amphibienbus

    May 12, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Ca. 1,5 km entfernt vom Treffpunkt der Fahrradtour startet der Amphibienbus. So ziemlich direkt vorm Grand Hotel.

    Der Bus wiegt ca. 10 Tonnen, heißt Astrid Bus und wurde von Volvo gebaut (Foto 1). Während der Tour hat er ein wenig nach Diesel gemüffelt. Der Tourverlauf ist außen auf dem Bus angebracht. (Foto 2)

    Foto 3 - Royal Dramatik Theater (Königliches Theater)
    Foto 4 - Royal Libary (Königliche Bibliothek)
    Foto 5 und 6 - im Wasser ist es nicht anders als auf einem Schiff, zumindest für die Passagiere
    Foto 7 - es ging vorbei an der Museumsinsel, dort ist auch Schwedens ältester Vergnügungspark Gröna Lund. In Skandinavien sind die Vergnügungsparks wohl immer in der Stadt.
    Foto 8 - Toller Blick auf die Altstadt
    Foto 9 - Königspalast, laut Tourguide der größte der Welt, es soll ein Zimmer mehr haben, als der Buckingham Palast. Die königliche Familie wohnt hier nicht mehr, jetzt ist es ein Museum. Die königliche Familie nutzt ihn nur noch für repräsentative Zwecke und hat die königlichen Büros dort
    Foto 10 - Diplomatenviertel, Botschaften

    Laut Tourguide hat Stockholm 57 Brücken, 14 Inseln und ca. 40% der Fläche sind Parks.

    Nach der Tour bin ich noch irgendwie auf die Shoppingmeile gestoßen und habe bei schönem Wetter Schaufenster angeschaut und in Läden reingeschaut. In Stockholm haben die Geschäfte auch Sonntags offen und es ist echt viel los. Da das Wetter wunderbar war, habe ich vom Kauf eines Regenmantels abgesehen. Dann war ich nochwas essen und als ich aus dem Restaurant raus bin...Regen! Schon wieder! Und als ich am Hostel ankam...klatschnass und nach nasser Gans riechend! *grrrr*
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