Vasa Museum, Stockholm
The history of Stockholm
The warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm Harbour
This is the large warship Vasa. Nowadays it is the only remaining and intact 17th century ship in the world. When the Vasa set sail in 1628 she was one of the mightiest warship in the world. With 64 guns and 300 soldiers she was to put fear in the hearts of the enemy. But it never got that far, the ship sank after just a few minutes of sailing.
see the Vasa Museet (Vasa Museum). What a fantastic sight!! It's a royal warship that sunk on it's maiden voyage in 1628 before ever leaving the harbor. Because the Baltic has very brackish water, it is free from the boring worms that destroy wooden ships. So, in 1961 the Vasa was found, almost intact, and raised from the depths to be restored. I spent 2 1/2 hours there checking it out and reading everything I could. Absolutely spectacular!
Fondest memory: was meeting and getting to know the Swedish people. Absolutely love the Swedish language! It has such a beautiful sound to it. Oh, and shopping in Gamla Stan!
Favorite thing: The Vasa Museum was very interesting. The Vasa was a ship that was built in 1672 and sunk on her maiden voyage. The cannons they put on the upper decks made her top-heavy and she tipped over & sank as soon as she went to sea. They discovered the remains in the 1930's, dredged her up & made a museum out of it. It is still in progess of being restored. This is what an original sculpture looked like on the back of the ship.
DON'T MISS the Vasa Museum. You'll find all about the recovery of
the warship Vasa, which had sunk in 1628. It was salvaged after 333 years on
the bottom of the sea in the Stockholm harbour.
Visite el Museo VASA que es el nombre del barco, de 1628. Se hundio el mismo dia que lo botaron...jejeje re bocas. Lo sacaron a flote en 1965 y hoy es un museo espectacular. De un lado tenes el barco entero, y al lado en 5 pisos que se corresponden a la altura del barco tenes la reconstruccion para que veas como era la vida dentro del barco, y te proyectan una peli al respecto. Parece que se hundio por sobrepeso de canones y municiones, ya que quisieron innovar y hacer 2 pisos para canones (en vez de 1 como era usual en esa epoca).. A los pocos metros.. ese mega barco... empezo a zozobrar... y se fue al fondo del mar frente a Stockholm. 30 personas murieron en el barco. El rey hizo una investigacion pero nadie fue hallado culpable...
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The "Vasa" was the name of a Ship sunk in 1628. It happened in the first trip, and first day... I´t was a shame for the constructor and the King.
In 1965 it was rescue and today it´s an amazing museum.
VASAMUSEET (Vasa Ship Museum)
Sweden's most visited museum enshrines the warship Vasa, sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628 inside Stockholm harbour. This ship is a piece of art!
Vasa Museum : This vasa ship is still preserved in this museum.It has been under water for more than 100 years.it was takej out and restored.
See the picutre.
I was really impressed that such a huge ship sunk in the city and was not lifted for ages!
All that remains from the ship is placed in this museum.