Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful and gentle-paced capital cities. It’s built across thirteen islands and it has more grandeur than you would expect from modern-day, egalitarian Sweden. After all, a couple of hundred years ago Sweden was a world power – so there are palaces and fine buildings to match. But it’s Stockholm’s waterside location that gives it its greatest charm. You can take boat trips around the city – head inland – and out into the archipelago of thousands of islands on the way into the Baltic Sea proper. This guide moves from Gamla Stan and the older parts of the city towards the waterfront on the way to Skansen. We’ll see the Holocaust monument with its Swedish connection to Raoul Wallenberg who saved so many Hungarian Jews from death. Then we walk on towards the National Theatre and finally on to visit the world’s first open-air, folk museum at Skansen.
STOCKHOLM pt 4 – towards Skansen
October 6, 2014