Stockholms Län Local Customs

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Stockholms Län Local Customs

  • Language

    Stockholm Local Customs

    One of the things Swedes really don't like is someone coming to Sweden speaking any other language than Swedish or English. The way we see it is that we have made an effort to learn the international language and so should everybody else do too.

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  • Museums

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Drottningholms Slottsteater One of Europe's best preserved baroque theatres. A unique attraction with its original scenery, 200-year old stage machinery and interior decoration virtually untouched by the passage of time. Opera and ballet performances. A must see for me one day! At Drottningholm Palace Getting there: subway Brommaplan + bus...

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  • People

    Stockholm Local Customs

    If wandering around Stockholm museums and sightseeing points, you will probably come across the name Bellman. He was an 18th century poet and trubadour whose songs and melodies are much loved today, Bellman was a poor man who wandered around the inns of Stockholm and described what he saw in lyrics, and drinking culture played a huge part in it all...

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  • Alcohol

    Stockholm Local Customs

    If you want to buy alcohol in Sweden then you must go to Systembolaget. They are the only ones who is alowed to sell alcohol. You must be over 21 years to buy alcohol in Systembolaget. This shopps you can see all over town. DONT FORGET YOUR ID OR PASSPORT IF YOU LOOK YOUNG.

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  • Meals

    Stockholm Local Customs

    In Sweden it is a custom during Easter to fill colourful paper Easter eggs with chocolate and give to your children and loved ones. Since we were travelling in Stockholm around Easter the shops were filled with those eggs and you could even choose your own filling with a selection of chocolate and other yummy things! Then you can use the Easter egg...

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  • Holidays

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Do what the locals do and enjoy a cruise. The most popular ones are to Finland, where Helsinki, Turku (Åbo in Swedish) and the Åland Islands are the most popular destinations but Tallinn and now Riga as well as the island of Gotland are other destinations. Åland is popular for three reasons: the islands wanted to be Swedish but that was stopped by...

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  • Tipping

    Stockholm Local Customs

    When I have visited Stockholm I have been told that tourist guides and waitresses/waiters, bellboys are not to be tipped. The last time that I visited Stockholm I had the god luck of being able to have an inofficial discussion with a touristguide. She told me that these persons (tourist guides and waitresses/waiters, bellboys etc) have the really...

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  • Customs in the Home

    Stockholm Local Customs

    As most of you may know, the Scandinavian tribes are descendants of the Vikings, whose first recorded attack, in England, was in a.d. 793. The remains of several hundred Viking Age boats have been found in Scandinavia, mostly used as burial chambers. The great majority are small rowing boats, represented only by rusting rivets. Some larger vessels...

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  • Festivals

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Between June and August 2004 about 100 colorful fibreglass cows were placed on many streets, squares and in buildings of Stockholm. This cow parade has already been to New York, London, Dublin and Sydney before.

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  • Crafts and Souvenirs

    Stockholm Local Customs

    The Dala Horse is a symbol of Sweden. These colorful horses date back to the 18th century. In the best of Swedish folk tradition, hand-carved and painted wooden horses from Dalarna. They are real pretty. :o)

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  • Royal Family

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Walking around Gamla Stan, it is possible to observe a solemn changing of the guard at the western court yard of the Royal palace (Monday-Friday 12.00, Saturday-sunday 13.00). www.hogvakten.mil.se

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  • Queues

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Stockholm people are often in a hurry, trying to be efficient with their time. This is why you find everyone standing to the right in escalators, leaving the left side to those who want to WALK up. This is taken quite seriously and at rush hour, you may even find yourself being shouted at if you don't respect this rule and stand in the way of...

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  • Facts and Figures

    Stockholm Local Customs

    Sweden is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1995, but not a member of the so called Euro-Zone. That is why the local currency is not the Euro, but the Swedish Crown (Svensk krona). One Swedish Crown is subdivided into 100 Öre. Banknotes have the following values 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Crowns. Cash money is available from cash...

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