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Private Tour: Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
"Meet your expert guide near Stortorget the main square in Stockholm’s picture-book Gamla Stan (Stockholm Old Town) and set off on your private walking tour. The old quarter of Sweden's capital is steeped in history. As you stroll listen avidly as your guide shares interesting facts about the people that once lived here and shaped its fortunes including Birger Jarl hailed as the man who founded the city in around 1250.

 Explore the quaint streets and see the top Gamla Stan attractions including the imposing Coronation Church and the statue of St George and the Dragon. Stop to pose for pictures outside Stockhol the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.
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Gamla Stan Walking Tour in Stockholm
"Meet your guide at Stortorget Stockholm’s oldest square and then set off to explore the beautiful area of Gamla Stan that comprises the city’s Old Town. Brimming with history the medieval neighborhood is believed to date back to the mid-13th century when Stockholm was founded.Hear about the man credited with founding Stockholm Birger Jarls and learn all about the town in its early days. With countless years of history the city has some fine architecture and your guide will point out the most striking examples of its distinctive North German-style buildings. Wander down the narrowest alleyway in Sweden
From SEK150.00
Stockholm Shore Excursion: Private Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
"While you’re in port in Stockholm seize the opportunity to see some of the city’s finest sights with a personal guide on a private walking tour. Meet your expert guide near Stortorget the main square in Stockholm’s picture-book Gamla Stan (Old Town). This charming district is steeped in history and your guide reveals interesting facts about the people who once lived here including Birger Jarl hailed as the man who founded the city in around 1250.

 Explore the quaint streets and see the top Gamla Stan attractions including the imposing Coronation Church and the statue of St George and the Dragon. You'll also stop to pose for pictures outside the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.
From SEK430.00

Globen - Globe Arena Tips (9)

Globen Skyview

One unique exhibit worth a look on a nice day is the Skyview, a ride that goes up the spherical dome of the Ericsson Globe Arena. Book ahead online for an appointment, or walk up and get tickets on a first-come first-served basis. When your ride's time comes up, you'll be brought into a small theater, where you'll see some ads and a receive a safety briefing. Then you'll be herded into a spherical gondola for the ride up 130 meters to the top of the dome. Total time of film and gondola ride is 30 minutes. On a clear day, the views are excellent, and the experience can be quite a lot of fun. However, the ride is on the pricey side and a bit of a trek from the city center, plus there can be some wait before you go up, so this might be one to miss if you're pressed for time and/or on a budget. But if you have a morning to spare and have a Stockholm Card or Stockholm Pass, it can be worth your while to arrive early, pick up a ticket and appointment, take the ride, then enjoy a quick lunch at the food court in the nearby Globen Mall.

Admission is SEK 145 for adults, SEK 100 for children 4-12 and for senior citizens 65 and older. Admission is free for holders of the Stockholm Card and Stockholm Pass, but no pre-booking is allowed, i.e., they are valid for walk-up tickets only. Skyview is open daily from 9AM - 9PM late June to mid-August, shorter hours off season.

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Visit Globen arena

Globen is the world largest hemispherical building (Wikipedia). The building has diameter of 110 meters (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 meters (279 feet). It has capacity for 16.000 spectators for concert and shows and 14,119 for Ice Hockey.

It is an interesting building and all big concert have been held here (recently: Celine Dion, Paul Mcathey, Sting, Barbara Henriksson, Elton John, Diana Krall, etc)

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Apr 04, 2011

Globen- The Globe arena

The Ericsson Globe (formerly known as the Stockholm Globe Arena, or nicknamed in Swedish, Globen - "The Globe") is the national indoor arena of Sweden, located in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm.

The Ericsson Globe is currently the largest hemispherical building in the world and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large golf ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 feet). The volume of the building is 600,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet).

On February 2, 2009, the naming rights to the Stockholm Globe Arena were officially acquired by Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, and it became known as the Ericsson Globe.

The Ericsson Globe arena was opened in 19 th february 1989.

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Feb 19, 2009


Before I went to Globen, I had no idea what to expect. I was extremely surprised to see a huge dome that looked like a golf ball. It would have been fun to be able to go to a concert held in the Globe Arena, but I didn't have the time. It's a quick trip, but there's a mall right next to it. I highly recommend visiting Globen at night when it is lit up by changing colors of light. It really helps to have a subway pass. There's a stop at Globen right next to the dome.

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Apr 06, 2007
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Worlds larges golf ball

This the the Globe arena, the worlds larges spherical building.

In this arena you can se concerts, horse shows and many of the bigger events in Stockholm.
But mainly is is an icehockey arena. DIF and AIK play here.

Around the arena there are plenty of bars and restaurants so if you are going here for a show or game then come early and warm up here near the arena rather than in downtown.

Like most arenas it is some way away from central sthlm but the subway takes you all the way there so you shouldn't have any problems finding it.

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Jul 07, 2005

It's the Globe Arena - Globen!

This is a building that you have probably( (?) heard of. The Globe arena in Stockholm is actually the largest spherical building in the world (or so the city brags).
I remember when this was built in the late 1980's, it was thought to become such a cool building, and actually I think it is in some ways.

It was inaugurated in 1989, and has since then been the arena for both huge rock concerts (a memorable one in 1992 by Bruce Springsteen drew a crowd of some 16 000 people) and hockey games.
I have been to a number of concerts here, and it is an impressing edifice.

Surrounding the Globe arena is a huge shopping complex with stores, cafes and restaurants. Get some shopping done while you're here!

In the pic: The tip was created before I got myself a digital camera, so I treat you here to my own image of the Globe...:-)

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Jan 31, 2005

Visit the Globe Arena.

The Globe Arena is Sweden's largest indoor arena and sports facility. The Globe Arena is the world's largest spherical building and is located just south of Stockholm. The Globe Arena and neighboring venues host everything from opera to basketball.

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Aug 24, 2002

Ice Hokey Globen Arena

If you don't know the sport very well, go see a game in the modern arena. Information are in the newspapers, but get someone who talks Swedish if you can't.

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Nov 30, 2002

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Ice Hockey in the Globe

If you like sports like Ice hockey or Soccer and are in Stockholm when there is a hockey game in the Globen Arena, make sure you go and watch it! It is a experience!

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Nov 18, 2002

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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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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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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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