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Stockholm Introduction


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Stockholm, Sweden, is a city of contrasts. Unspoiled architecture dating back centuries is complemented by the best in modern Scandinavian design. Stockholm's appreciation of its culture and heritage shows in its theaters, concert halls and galleries, which showcase a rich variety of artistic innovations.   Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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Stockholm Geography


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The Stockholm area lies between the Baltic Sea and Lake Malaren. Made up of 14 islands and part of the mainland, it has more than 50 bridges connecting all of its different parts. One of the largest archipelagos in the world lies east of Stockholm—some of the 25,000 islands are easily accessible from the city center.  Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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Stockholm History


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Regent Birger Jarl founded Stockholm in 1252, when he built the Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) castle and the city walls. The city originally occupied the area known today as Gamla Stan (Old Town), but expansion began as early as the 1300s. During that century and the next, the areas of Norrmalm and Sodermalm became part of Stockholm.   Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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Stockholm Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Stockholm is great for walking: It's dotted with relaxing parks to break up your sightseeing. Start your tour in Gamla Stan (Old Town), the historical heart of Stockholm. It has narrow streets, quaint shops and cobblestoned squares. From Stortorget, the scenic square in the center of Gamla Stan, you can visit the majestic Stockholm Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Nobel Museum and Riddarholmskyrkan (a baroque church that houses the tombs of Swedish royalty).  Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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Stockholm Nightlife


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Stockholm has a variety of nightspots, including crowded nightclubs, trendy bars, casinos and cafes. Many of the city's busiest clubs are near Stureplan in Ostermalm, but the best bars are spread across the city.  Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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Stockholm Restaurants & Dining


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From fast food to haute cuisine, Stockholm offers all the dining options that a visitor would expect from a modern European capital city. In recent years, ambitious young chefs have returned to the country's culinary roots with creative renderings of classic Swedish dishes. Such a resurgence of traditional fare means that visitors looking to sample authentic Swedish cuisine have more choices than ever.  Click here to see the full Stockholm travel guide on Travel42 »

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