Sweden Things to Do

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Sweden Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Just as I wrote about the other free tour – the City tour, this is a free experience. You don’t have to pay anything, or book anything. But you are welcome to tip the guide if you liked the tour. Very clever: there is no way anyone can make you declare your income made through tips and pay those huge Swedish taxes. And these folks are worth it,...

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  • Liseberg

    Göteborg Things to Do

    Liseberg is an amusement park for children, young ones and older ones. It has something for everyone no matter what your interests are. It kffer some 35 different rides ad other attractions like culture and nice gardens.

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  • City Hall & Stortorget

    Malmö Things to Do

    Walking down Sodergatan towards the main square, you'll be hard pressed to miss the Optimistic Orchestra (Optimistorkestern). Created by Yngve Lundell, this sculpture is intended to express the mood of Malmo: upbeat, confident, happy, and basically, optimistic. I think the swaggering brass band conveys that message pretty well.

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  • Gamla Uppsala

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Uppsala Things to Do

    The history of the Gamla Uppsala Church dates back to the 11th century, when the first church was built on the site of a former pagan temple. It burnt down in the middle of the 13th century and was later rebuilt. The current appearance is from the 14/15th century and the building is much smaller than the original church. When I came to Gamla...

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  • Lund Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lund Things to Do

    Lund's Domkyrka (Cathedral) is one of the oldest and finest Romanesque churches in Sweden, and is a must see in Lund! The present building dates from the 12th century, the time when Lund played an important role in Denmark's history - for instance was King Valdemar II crowned here in 1202. The cathedral is located in the city centre, and is easy to...

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  • Kärnan

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Karnan A short walk from the terminal we make our way here. Not many tourists around , so lots of good photo opps. Most of what was the castle burned down , but just the one section remains . They best part is the view over the city....makes the climb up worth it

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  • Lake Vättern

    Jönköping Things to Do

    Jönköping is situated at the southern point of Lake Vättern, and the paths around the lake are a great place to go for a walk. From the train station I walked on the west side of the lake on the path there - going past a small stretch of 'beach', through lovely areas (like where the bridge is in the second photo) and into where there was housing...

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  • Vasa Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    In 1628, the mighty warship Vasa was launched on her maiden voyage. Designed to be the mightiest warship ever built, she had one flaw: she was top-heavy. As a result, some 20 minutes into the voyage, a gust of wind caused the great ship to tip on its side and sink to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor. In 1961, the wreck of the Vasa, kept amazingly...

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  • Riverside & canals

    Göteborg Things to Do

    Paddan boats have been cruising the canals of Göteborg for years, and are much of a concept. I have taken their tours many times, and still find it great fun! The best part is the fact that you travel at a level lower than the rest of the city, so giving you a new perspective on it. The Paddan boats cruise the canals and the moat surrounding the...

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  • Malmöhus & Museums

    Malmö Things to Do

    By the time I'd had my wander through the Kungsparken I was about ready for a bite of lunch and maybe (HA!) a beer but the sign for the City Museum caught my eye and then upon letting my dumbdumb feet lead me further I found this - pic #1 This just had to be investigated. The city's Malmohus museum is housed (literally) in what was one of the...

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  • Cathedral

    Uppsala Things to Do

    Uppsala Cathedral (Uppsala domkyrka) with its 118,7 m tall towers is Scandinavia's biggest church building. It was constructed in French Gothic style between 1270 and 1435. The cathedral nave is surrounded by several chapels and tombs. One of these houses the shrine of Erik IX. of Sweden (Erik the Holy). In the 13th century it was moved here...

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  • Lund University

    Lund Things to Do

    Lund University was founded back in 1666, making it the second-oldest university on Swedish ground today. The university was originally named Academia Carolina, but in the late 19th century, the name was changed to Lund University. Today, it is one of northern Europe's most prestigious universities and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for...

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  • Town Hall

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    One of the most prominent buildings when you depart the ferry in Helsingborg is the Town Hall. It was build in 1897, the same year my grandmother was born. So this struck a note with me. The bell tower is 68 meters high and captures your attention at first glance.

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  • Visingsö

    Jönköping Things to Do

    Visingsö is a peaceful little island in the middle of Lake Vättern, only 30 km away from Jönköping. You can find tiny villages, old churches, beautiful fields, forests and of course beaches on the island. The best way to get around Visingsö is to rent a bike right at the harbour. This way you will be able to reach and explore every part of the...

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  • Stadshuset - City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This is an attractive place to visit. While the building itself is not stunning, it is set in a beautiful waterfront location and its grounds are filled with statues. Stockholm City Hall dates from 1923. If you go on a guided tour, it is possible to go up the City Hall's 106 Metre high tower for views. Stockholm City Hall is located on the island...

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  • Avenyn

    4 out of 5 stars

    Göteborg Things to Do

    If you are in Göteborg for any amount of time, you are sure to find yourself on the Avenyn (the Avenue) at least once, if not more. Formally called Kungsportsavenyn, it is the main street running through Göteborg, and is a very popular place. It was created in the late 19th century as the result of a planning competition. At almost 1km long, the...

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  • St Peter's Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Malmö Things to Do

    Greeting you as you enter the city from the train station is the imposing St. Peter's Church (Sankt Petri kyrka). It's the oldest building in Malmo, and an example of Baltic Brick Gothic from the 14th century.

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  • Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Uppsala Things to Do

    Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) was constructed in the middle of the 16th century during the reign of King Gustav I of Sweden, who was also known as Gustay Vasa. After a severe fire at the beginning of the 18th century, the castle was almost completely rebuilt. Nowadays the castle is used as the seat of the County Governor of Uppsala and it is...

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  • Botaniska trädgården and parks

    Lund Things to Do

    There has been a botanical garden in Lund since the late 1600s, but the present botanical garden – almost in the centre of town – is from the 1860s. The garden covers eight hectares and has more than 7,000 species of plants. It is a very tranquil place filled with greenhouses, small ponds, and numerous flower beds with beautiful flowers and plants....

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  • City Centre

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Town Centre From the old Castle , we make our way to the town center. Stone steps lead us down ...so many lovely views from the brick archway. Below there is a also a small fresh water spring .... David When we get to the square we see a Charming statue named David ....and in some ways we can see why . there is plaque beneath which declares "David...

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  • Match Museum

    Jönköping Things to Do

    Jönköping has the only match museum in the world. After a meal, take a stroll to the museum, which was a match production factory in the past. The building itself is quite unique. I wasn't particularly keen to find out in the match/matchbox industry. But the exhibits show an interesting part of Jönköping's history. The area of the exhibits wasn't...

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  • Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    In the townscape of Gamla Stan, the Royal Palace is a striking element. The large flat building appears like a big brownish shoebox. It qualifies as probably the ugliest palace I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a lot. Why King and Queen prefer to live in the idyllic surroundings of Drottningholm and come here for work only is easily...

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  • Haga quarters and Church

    Göteborg Things to Do

    Okay, if there only is one place you'll take your girlfriend/boyfriend for a romantic walk, Haga is the place! The Haga quarter is a small area, but you won't need anything more. The streets are small and narrow, and full of beautiful small shops, cafés and antiques. Leaving the bigger streets, with the traffic, the sounds and the stress behind...

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  • Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    Malmö Things to Do

    This building, which was finally opened in 2005, has split the Malmö population in half. Those who hate it think that it is a complete waste of money that could have been spent on AFFORDABLE housing for Malmö citizens, and those who love it think that finally, little Malmö has a building which even impress the Stockholmers. Because it does, there's...

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  • Gustavianum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Uppsala Things to Do

    Gustavianum is a quite small Museum in Uppsala. Gustavianum is the former main building of Uppsala University, built 1622–1625 and named after King Gustavus Adolphus. Under the cupola is the theatrum anatomicum, the second oldest in the world added to the building in the mid 17th century by Olaus Rudbeck, professor of medicine and amateur...

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  • Dalby Söderskog National Park

    Lund Things to Do

    Sweden's southernmost national park is only little, but to someone from further north, it is still exotic. It is mainly famous for its beech forest which is hardly a unique scenery in continental Europe, but quite rare in Scandinavia. You can stroll along the paths, beginning by this parking place with its pretty stone wall. Should you be a real...

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  • Jacob Hansen's House/Henckelska house

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Because of Helsingborg's strategic defense position, not many historical buildings are left in the city centre as most disappeared in great wars in the 17th century. Councillor Jacob Hansen's House from 1641 is the main exception to this and can be visited at certain hours (otherwise it is mainly used for city conferences and dinners). Gamlegård...

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  • Gota Kanal

    Jönköping Things to Do

    Go and see Gota Kanal. It's the longest canal in Sweden and is where beautifully located. It streches from west to east of Sweden. In the early days the boats was sometimes draged by horses. Nowadays these roads that the horses walked on is very good bicycle roads if you want to enjoy Gota Kanal from an other perspective than from a boat.

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  • Skansen

    Stockholm Things to Do

    18th and 19th Century buildings from all around Sweden were moved to this museum and preserved. Museum employees play the roles of various townspeople from the appropriate time, explaining what typical Swedish life was like at that time. In addition to the folk museum, there is an extensive petting zoo, as well as botanical gardens. If you're...

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  • Fish Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Göteborg Things to Do

    The Fish Church (Fesekekorka) is the fish and sea food market of Goteborg. The building was opened in 1874 and resembles a church. It was an architectural experiment of military man Victor von Gegerfelt. A wonderful iron statue of a fisherman, a fish vendor and a dog can be found near one of the main entrances. Directions: The Fish Church...

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  • Parks & canals

    Malmö Things to Do

    Having found the docks, bought and written my postcard and visited the three squares I still didn't feel that I'd earned my beer and so continued my wanderings. I saw a park at the end of the street (as opposed to light at the end of the tunnel) and so let my feet do the lead. This turned out to be the Kungsparken (which obviously translates as...

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  • Fyris River

    Uppsala Things to Do

    What would Uppsala be without its own River - Fyris? The river even stars in Swedish movies. In Ingmar Bergman's movie Fanny & Alexander (1982), several locations shot in the movie shows Fyris river in action.

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  • Kulturen

    Lund Things to Do

    As far as Swedish museums go, you can't find many that are better than Kulturen. The world´s second-oldest open-air museum, the collections fill two blocks and include around 40 historic buildings. There is also an area for exhibitions, which when I was there was taken up by a display of underwear from the 17th century to modern designer items...

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  • Sofiero

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    From the city you can walk until the Sofiero castle...it's a long but beautiful walk. You'll see the ocean, rich houses and nice gardens. When u get to the castle, make sure u'll visit the entire garden...it's so magic!!! I didn't get into the castle...but it's wonderful anyway...

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  • Gränna

    Jönköping Things to Do

    North of Jönköping you will find the small and beautiful village of Gränna. From Gränna you can also take the ferry to the beautiful island of Visingsö and hire a cycle and explore the island. Gränna and Visingsö are a combination which no tourist should miss. And set aside at least a day for the trip if you want to see and take in everything here....

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  • Sightseeing Boat Tours

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This boat tour was the first thing we did in the afternoon of our arrival day. Our local friend and organizer suggested it in order to give us an idea and impression of the city and its townscape. A purpose which it successfully fulfilled. The cruise runs for almost two hours and takes you through lakes and bays around several islands, through two...

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  • Götaplatsen & Art Museum

    Göteborg Things to Do

    The art museum o Gothenburg is located in a central area of this city. The building is a piece pf art itself, nice architecture. It has permanent exhibitions and collechtions from 15th century until modern times. Lots of collections on Nordic arts and a private collection donated by the Furstenberg family. Also works by Ernst Josephson, Carl...

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  • Öresund Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Malmö Things to Do

    The famous Oresund Bridge is 8 km long and was opened for traffic in July 2000. Besides the bridge the connnection between Copenhagen and Malmo consists of a 4 km artificial island (Pepparholmen) and a 4 km long tunnel.

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  • Viking renmnants

    Uppsala Things to Do

    Outside the Uppsala old cathedral stands six rune stones picked out of the church's walls and floors in connection with renovations. In University Park is another 8 runic stones and all of them has been found in the central area of Uppsala. This is a reminder how important Uppsala was in Pagan times when the old gods was worshipped in...

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  • Konsthallen

    Lund Things to Do

    The Lund Konsthallen is a small museum in the center of Lund. This museum doesn't have a permanent exhibition so there is always something new to see. The exhibitions sometimes even change the whole outlook of the museum. It's worth a quick visit and best of all it's Free too.

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  • Football

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Helsingborg may be very popular in Helsingborg and in other cities in Sweden, but you can’t say that they have a strong support, or supporters that create a good atmosphere during the games. They have two different groups of supporters. One is called “Raggeline”, named after a former defender (Mikael Ragvald) at the club, while “Kärnan” is the more...

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  • Rådhuset

    Jönköping Things to Do

    This old building dates back to 1860 where it was first used as a school. However, as the school expanded with their intake, they built a new building near it and moved. The building was then taken over by the Municipality of Jönköping in the 1920s. It is a very old building but the interior is still very well-maintained. With high ceilings, no...

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  • Södermalm

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Fjällgatan is a street in the Sondermalm area. It is situated on the edge of a cliff and has wonderful views over the city and the harbour. Fjällgatan is lined with colourful wooden houses dating from the 18th century.

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  • Slottsskogen & Natural History Museum

    Göteborg Things to Do

    No, there are no lions roaming free in Sweden. However, the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg is well worth a visit. It was founded in 1833 but moved to its current building in 1921. It details the environment and the eco systems of the local fauna, as well as some more distant ones, and also gives some historical insight from an environment...

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  • Lilla Torg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Malmö Things to Do

    Lilla Torg translates as "Little Square" and was built in the late 16th century as a commercial area for smaller market traders. Its present-day centrepiece is another of the city's quirky public artworks - the pictured bedside lamp. I was kinda disappointed that it was lit by rather ordinary light fittings rather than an impressive huge...

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