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Outdoor Sculpture - Karl XII

Karl XII (r. 1697-1718) was the last of Sweden's great warrior kings. An archrival of Peter the Great, he conquered most of Poland and almost did the same to Russia before his defeat at the battle of Poltava. These and other exploits in the Great Northern War left his country militarily exhausted and seem to have put an end to Sweden's ambitions to become a great power. Nowadays, Karl XII has pigeons sitting on his head in Kungstr?dgarten. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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A big green park on a hill in central Stockholm next to Vasastan. There is a red brick fortress on top. Great panorama view over the town. In the summer time especially popular for there are lots of lawns and places to sit down for a nice picnic.

I found this park when I saw the fortress from afar and wanted to explore. From Sveavägen, I followed a path up the hill past a derelict looking hotel and the beautiful St. Stefan's Church. The views from the top of the hill were well worth the climb. The fortress wasn't that interesting in the end.

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Nov 22, 2013

Vasaparken.. Take the subway...

Vasaparken.. Take the subway to Odenplan or St Eriksplan, then walk a couple of blocks to Vasaparken, one of many green areas in Stockholm. If you are a dog lover this is a perfect place for you!!

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Sep 12, 2002

Lida park.

When you had...

Lida park.

When you had enough of the city and want a bit of lovely nature or if you want to go camping.

Don't miss the country music festival which takes place at Lida in August, which is normally quite... interesting.

Take the commuter train towards Södertäje for about 20 minutes, get off at Tullinge and take the bus 721. You need to pre-order the bus back to the trainstation,
call 08-55902700 in order to do this.

More info:
Lida Friluftsgård, tel. 08-778 43 80. (in swedish only)

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Aug 25, 2002
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We saw this lovely garden right across the road from the Rathuset in the Kingsholmen district, another enjoyable sight we passed as we randomly visited "points of interest" on the map. I don't think it was open to the public but its was still nice to see

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Oct 09, 2011

Behind the City council building

Behind the City council building, there is a little garden, or "park" with a great view over Stockholm and the waters. It is calm and you can just sit and relax, read a book or something.

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This place looks almost like home to me, as I lived so close to it, and passed it every day. Once in the evening there was a performance, people read poems, played the guitar and sang songs. It was...
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Strindbergsmuseet - Strindberg Museum

The Swedish author August Strindberg (1849-1912) spent the last four years of his life in a building he called The Blue Tower. The reconstructed apartment, consisting of three rooms, and his library...
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Stadshuset - City Hall

The interior of Stadshuset can be visited with guided tours only. It was not on your group's schedule but I really wished to see it, so I went by myself in the last morning. Although Stadshuset is a...
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Boat Tours

There are many companies offering scenic boat trips of Stockholm,and it is interesting to see the city from a different perspective.Trips leave from stromkajen,by the grand hotel,and vary in length...
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Kungliga Myntkabinettet - Royal Coin Cabinet

The Royal Coin Cabinet is part of the Museums of National Antiquities of Sweden. It consists of a collection of coins, other means of payment, medals etc. from all around the world. The Royal Coin...
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The Skeppsholm Church is named after its' locatioin, the islet of Skeppsholmskyrkan in central Stockholm. It was built between 1823-1849 and inaugurated by King Charles XIV John. The Church...
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