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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    Stockholm Favorites

    There were some lovely views over Gamla Stan and the harbour from the Sodermalm area. These pictures were taken from the Katarina hissen elevator. You pay to go up the elevator and can take views from the viewing platform at the top.

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  • Walk around

    Göteborg Favorites

    Goteborg has many interesting buildings constructed in various architectural styles. You can find buildings from the 17th century (e.g. Crown Fortlet) as well as modern buildings like the Opera House (1994). Many houses in the suburbs of Goteborg were built in functionalism style at the beginnig of the 20th century. I really like the Neo-Gothic...

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  • Tourist info

    Malmö Favorites

    The best Malmö Tourist information is here at Malmo.com. For some nice Malmö maps, click on the link labeled "Maps" on the left side. Malmo.se has some more good information about the city. Of course, you can always wait until you are in Malmö and stop at the tourist information desk at Central Station.

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  • Central Uppsala

    Uppsala Favorites

    Uppsala University was founded in 1477, when the university's charter was signed. It is the oldest university in Scandinavia. Nowadays more than 40.000 students are subscribed at the university, which has premises all over the city. The main building was opened in 1887 and can be found just west of the cathedral. Other architecturally interesting...

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  • Hollyhocks

    Lund Favorites

    Lund is a quaint little university town. I went in July which is the time when all the students have left for home and vacation. The town was very quiet and a pleasure to walk through. Streets are gently curved and it is an easy walk through the different squares in town. I loved all the hollyhocks which people planted outside their doors and...

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  • Ferry from Denmark

    Helsingborg Favorites

    Approach Helsinborg by ferry from Denmark to get the best feel for the city straight away. From the deck of a ferry, you can make out the City Hall and then Kärnan fortress high on its hill and you can imagine the defense needs.

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  • Churches

    Jönköping Favorites

    Jönköping is said to be Sweden's Jerusalem because of all the churches and the frequent religious communities there. The sad part in my eyes is that there is alwas too little time to visit them. I guess that is part of price to pay when travelling with Thomas ...mmmmmip mmmmip

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  • City Views

    Stockholm Favorites

    Stockholm has many vantage points to enjoy panoramic views of the city. The historic street "Fjallgatan" and the green park "Skinnarviksparken" at the north shore of Sodermalm offer great views of Djurgarden, Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Kungsholmen. Near the metro stop Slussen you find the lift Katarinahissen, which has a viewing platform at 38...

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  • Riverside & canals

    Göteborg Favorites

    Goteborg is home to Scandinavia's biggest and most important port. Due to its location at the mouth of the river Gota which ends in the Kattegat, it has access to both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Besides many cargo ships it is also served by ferries from Frederikshavn (DK), Kiel (D), Kristiansand (N) and Newcastle (UK). Website: ...

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  • Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    Malmö Favorites

    Bo-01 is located in the harbour of Malmö, about 15 minutes walk from the Malmö centralstation (or take bus number 3 towards "Västra Hamnen"). Bo-01 is an exhibition AND a neighbourhood/cityarea of different architecturetypes in Malmö. Several architects & designers got to design houses and its surroundings which went by the name of Bo-01...

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  • Cathedral

    Uppsala Favorites

    In the east part of the Cathedral, in the Chapel of our Lady, the Swedish king Gustav Vasa (king between 1523 - 60) is buried. On the grave monument Gustav Vasa is lying between two of his wifes, Katarina and Margareta. They are all buried in the krypt belove the floor and when Gustav Vasa's third wife died she was also buried here. On the walls of...

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  • Lundagård

    Lund Favorites

    See Lund with Lundagard, the Domkyrka (Cathedral) and the area of the University The unique atmosphere of this fine university town. I really regret that I did not study here - at least for a year if not all my studies.

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  • Seeing Denmark

    Helsingborg Favorites

    Helsingborg has several twin towns and Helsing¸r in Denmark is one of them. Its beautiful town centre, with old buildings and beautiful small cottages from times gone by, has been preserved better than ours. Both towns are engaged in a joint infrastructure project, the European Corridor, which includes the construction of a railway tunnel between...

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  • Omberg Hill

    Jönköping Favorites

    North of Jönköping (and south of Vadstena) you will find a hill called Omberg. The hill slopes steeply into Lake Vättern and dominates the plains. Omberg Hill has much to offer such as extensive views, culture and nature. It is no coincidence that this hill is called the 'The Hill of the Flowers'. Here is a view of the plains from the hill.

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  • Services and Information

    Stockholm Favorites

    Food is expensive in Stockholm - a main course seems to cost around 180 SEK onwards but a cheap lunch is one of the many types of hot dogs you can buy about a tenth of the price. The corner shop Pressbyrån which seems to be everywhere all seem to sell hot dogs with a choice of types. I recommend the cheese one (ost). Absolutely delicious. If you...

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  • Haga quarters

    Göteborg Favorites

    The Haga district was established by Queen Kristina in the mid 16th century as Goteborg's first suburb. It soon became a sort of worker's area as it was mainly harbour workers who lived there. As the city centre has grown a lot in the 20th century, the Haga district changed its appearance. Nowadays it is a charming area with old buildings,...

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  • City Hall & Stortorget

    Malmö Favorites

    Stortorget square isone of the main squares of Malmo with very nice old houses.. its very ner to the ferry port and train staion.. And connected to the main shopping places through a pedestrian road.. The picture shows the Apotheke Lejonet, The pharmacy lion or sth like that and the entrance to the pedestrian road.. As the picture was taken...

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  • University

    Lund Favorites

    Both student nations and student unions pride themselves on a varied and affordable choice of activities ? concerts, dances, dinners, etc. The city of Lund (and the municipality) also has a great deal to offer outside the sphere of students.

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  • Seaside strolling

    Helsingborg Favorites

    From the pier between Dunkers and the Central station/Ferry terminal, you have a great view and several benches to rest on whilst overseeing all activity in the strait. You can also walk north from the Bo01 area if you fancy a stroll. Eventually, you get to the nice beach and swim house (which I hope won't disappear because of the building of a...

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  • Lake Vättern

    Jönköping Favorites

    The lake Vättern lends itself to forming much of the special characteristics in this region in addition to influencing the weather and climate. If the weather is fine you should spend a day at the beaches. When I was there water and air were damn cold but I was told by many others that in all the other years it was sunny and warm. Perhaps I attract...

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  • History

    Stockholm Favorites

    If you ever take the subway and get off at the Rådhuset station, you will see some "boxes" sticking out of the walls (see my picture). These boxes, as I learnt, are a representation of an old volume measurement unit called parm. A parm unit was used to measure hay and would be the equivalent of 3 3/4 ells in length by 4 3/4 ells in width on each...

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  • Avenyn

    Göteborg Favorites

    Goteborg's most famous street is probably Avenyn. The name is just a short form of Kungsportsavenyn. The wide Avenyn links Kungsportsbron bridge in the city centre with Gotaplatsen, where the Art Museum, the Concert Hall and a Poseidon statue can be found. The street is not only a vibrant entertainment area with many pubs, cafes and restaurants,...

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  • Skåne province

    Malmö Favorites

    When in Malmo, take the time to discover Northwest Skåne: Castles and manor houses, charming inns, wide beech forests, golden rape fields, long sandy beaches, flowering apple trees in Österlen, apple markets and cider in Kivik, historic buildings in Ystad, shopping in Malmö, culture in Lund, tennis in Båstad, ceramics and handcrafts, wonderful...

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  • city center

    Lund Favorites

    The city center is worth a stop, here you can walk around in 'Lundagård', see Univeristy or 'Kulturen' which is a famous museum. IF you don't like that kind of stuff, just walk around the city center, Lund has a population of 100,000 so it is not very small!

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  • Södermalm

    Stockholm Favorites

    Again, perhaps because me and my father were both born here and his father and grandfather lived and worked here too, but Söder is my favourite part of town. Something to do with the hills too I suppose, with all the great views of Stockholm. That and the remaining old houses which are either stone apartment houses in yellow, or little wooden...

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  • Food & Drink

    Göteborg Favorites

    If anybody is reading this link and you would like to find out or want to contribute about Halal restaurants/meat in Gothenburg area, please write me a msg. I´ve also made a list to halal restaurants that I know of or been to during my 18 months living here. http://bit.ly/hUcugk Good luck! ;) My best memory about Göteborg is the fact that it is...

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  • Internet & mail access

    Malmö Favorites

    The main city library is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen and is one of the most spectacular modern buildings in the city. It is also a great place for checking your mail as it is free - all you need to do is book a slot with the librarians and then you have limited time but enough to keep in contact with people.

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  • Shopping

    Stockholm Favorites

    There are times when a long time traveller or expat feels the need for some home comforts. The Americans amongst you the go to Gray's in the Old Town at the crossing of Storkyrkobrinken and Västerlånggatan, whilst the Brits can go to the British store in Söderhallarna at Medborgarplatsen.

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  • Slottsskogen

    Göteborg Favorites

    Slottskogen (The Castle Forest) is the biggest green park of Goteborg's many parks. It is a nice place for all sorts of recreations. For example the park includes a frisbee golf course, a pool with seals and the Natural History Museum, just to mention a few of its possibilities. Most people come here to take a relaxing stroll along the green lawns...

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  • Öresund Bridge

    Malmö Favorites

    On both times i have enjoyed my dinner at the Lila torget very much. Very friendly, relaxed end off summer atmosphere. We sat there all evening due to the ever so warm heating. Wonderfull invention. There are some nice shops too at Lila Torget. One lovely jewelryshop. I could have bought the whole shop. I was in Malmö two times, at the beginning...

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  • Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

    Stockholm Favorites

    The Museum Tre Kroner is part of the complex of museums located at the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan. What you'll find inside is: 1. foundations of the 13th century defensive walls 2. exhibits which were rescued when the original castle was destroyed in 1697 (by fire) 3. coins 4. animal bones 5. a model of the original castle ...and other stuff like...

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  • Göteborg Pass

    Göteborg Favorites

    Purchase the Göteborg Pass. (formerly the 'Göteborgskortet') Other than being a cheap yet cool souvenir, it really comes in quite handy. For SEK 175 ($20.00 USD) /day-Adults, (SEK 295-2 days) or SEK 95 ($10.50 USD) /day-Children, (SEK 190-2 days) you're granted unlimited local transit, free admission to Liseberg and various other attractions and...

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  • Seaside & canals

    Malmö Favorites

    What I think everyone who goes to Malmö should do is go to the seaside. Either the beach and jetties of famous Ribersborg (picture) or a walk in the shadow of the Öresund Bridge at Sibbarp further out. North of Sibbarp is Limhamn marina with its yachts and the yacht club restaurant if you fancy a sit down after your walk. If scenic walking is not...

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  • Skansen

    Stockholm Favorites

    While having an outdoor lunch at one of the picnic areas at Skansen we made a new friend. Something tells me he really only liked us for our food though :/ He was pretty tame and quite happy eating out of the hand of a girl at the next table. Its not often you see red squirrels here in the UK anymore so its nice to see they are still around in...

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  • Downtown

    Göteborg Favorites

    Haga is very old. But there is modern shopping and lots of "happening" there. Excellent walking/people watching opportunities. So many different things to see and do. From water, museums, and food - to shopping and photo ops.

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  • Malmöhus & Museums

    Malmö Favorites

    The impressive, massive Malmohus castle is the oldest conserved Renaissance castle in the Nordic Region, where the Danish kings used to stay when they visited the city. Since it was built as a citadel in the mid-16th century by Eric of Pomerania, it has housed royalty, prisoners, the Danish mint, and today, the city of Malmö’s Art Museum, the City...

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  • Stadshuset (City Hall)

    Stockholm Favorites

    Visit the city hall. Here you can take the tour and see, amongst other, the hall where the Nobel prize banquet is held. When visiting, do not forget to take the lift to the top of the tower. From up there you have a magnificent view of Gamla Stan.

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  • Liseberg

    Göteborg Favorites

    I went there in November and there was the Christmas market already. I bought home a herring (Sill) prepared in traditional way and I had a nice walk through the park drinking hot spiced wine. It was about minus 5 degrees outside.

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  • Möllevångstorget

    Malmö Favorites

    Möllevången (Often called just "Möllan") is a southern city-area in Malmö known for its foreign influences. Many streets on Möllevången gives you a feeling of beeing abroad with all the shops having their signs written in arabian or turkish. Originally Möllevången was a rather poor workingclass neighbourhood. Today Möllevången is still not yet...

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  • Architecture

    Stockholm Favorites

    I don't know what this building is and what is it used for but I loved this building so much that I took so many photos. It is situated close to the Royal palace and the Parliament house. Any information on it is welcome.

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  • Paddan tour

    Göteborg Favorites

    Paddan tour!! A must if you want to learn about the history and culture of this city. And a great way to see the city. Paddan tours start from Kungsportsplatsen and is very close to the Tourist Info. Centre.

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  • Parks

    Malmö Favorites

    It is not hard to understand why Malmö is often called 'a city of parks'. Kungsparken, Slottsparken, Pildammsparken and Beijers Park are situated right in the middle of the city, like green oases. Take the opportunity to visit them while here. Enjoy a bit of theatre, some music or - in the summer - a music festival.

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  • City on Water

    Stockholm Favorites

    Tall ships always look majestic and here’s one that you can sleep in. For the last 60 years, the af Chapman has served as a youth hostel . Moored on the western shore of the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden , the ship is perhaps the third oldest iron-built ship in the world.

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  • Websites

    Göteborg Favorites

    Official City Site International Friends of Gothenburg Great Clickable Street Map Shopping And Restaurants Göteborgs Posten-Online Newspaper Liseberg Amusement Park Local Events Stena Ferry Line D

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  • Lund trip

    Malmö Favorites

    Lund is a really nice campus. Very green (there are a lot of trees) I was lucky to be there in autumn, when the leaves started to change colors. It was simply lovely ! I had a very nice time with my friend. Thank you Tünde !!!!!!

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