Visiting Sweden? Here are some places to go check out!
The Royal Palace - Stockholm Also called the Stockholm Palace, the Royal Palace is the major residence of the Swedish royal family. It provides the setting to many royal receptions and official ceremonies. In addition to the royal apartments, the palace houses three museums: the Treasury, exhibiting the royal regalia; Tre Kronar, which displays the palace's Medieval history; and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities. The palace is open to the public all year long. In the summer, the Royal Chapel and the nearby Riddarholmen Church are open. Visit the Royal Palace's website and buy tickets here: www.kungligaslotten.se
Skansen - Stockholm Skansen is an open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Its main purpose is to show how Swedes lived before the industrial area and to celebrate Swedish heritage. Skansen keeps a variety of native animals, and they have a children's museum as well as historical kitchen gardens. They host singing and dancing programmes in the summer and a Christmas market and Christmas service in the winter. They are open to the public most of the year. Learn more at their website: www.skansen.se
Liseberg - Gothenberg Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting about three million visitors annually. It provides an accessible spot for live music, games, and gardens. It is open during summer and Halloween and Christmas seasons. Visit their website at: www.liseberg.com
Millesgården - Stockholm Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm. It is located on the grounds of the home of sculptor Carl Milles and his wife, artist Olga Milles. After the couple died, their house was turned into an art gallery. The Millesgården hosts temporary exhibits in their art gallery and have their permanent exhibits in the Milles's house. You can also visit their scenic outdoor sculpture garden. To view upcoming exhibitions, visit their website at: www.millesgarden.se
Borgholm Castle - Borgholm The picturesque Borgholm Castle is a ruin of the fortress that was first built in the second half of the 13th century. It was rebuilt many times in later centuries, and therefore boasts a rich historical record over its 900 years. The castle offers activities for children, concerts, and a historical church that is open to the public. To see their season for this year and upcoming events, visit their website at: www.borghomslott.se
VIDA Museum & Konsthall - Borgholm VIDA Museum & Konsthall is a privately owned art museum and art gallery 9 km south of Borgholm on Öland. They exhibit works of modern art including painting, design, glass works, and sculptures, and they have a musuem cafe and shop. Visit their website at: www.vidamuseum.com
The Öland Museum Himmelsberga - Borgholm The Öland Museum Himmelsberga for Art and Cultural History is a museum in the village of Himmelsberga on island of Öland. The open-air museum is open to the public from mid-May to the end of August. The museum includes several four-sided courtyards located at the original site, built in the 18th or 19th century. There are both furnished houses, a windmill, agricultural buildings, stables, and equipment. The museum also houses a restaurant and a museum shop. Visit their website at: www.olandmuseum.se
Borgholm Stadsmuseum - Borgholm Borgholm Stadsmuseum, which is owned and operated by Öland's Cultural Heritage Association, is one of Borgholm's most beautiful farms with roots in the early 1800s. In the main building, there are historical interiors, industrial history, and collections of arts and crafts in Öland. You will also find out more about Borgholm as a popular seaside resort, the maritime town, and the era of Öland's railway. In addition to the main building, the museum in Borgholm comprises several smaller houses, sea berths, coach houses, stables, wine cellars and a large gardens with fruit trees and roses. Websites with information on Borgholm Stadsmuseum: www.oland.se and www.strandborgholm.se
Spikens Vilda Violer - Lidköping Spikens Vilda Viola is a craft fair a little ways from Lacko Castle. A wide range of locally produced jewelry, traditional crafts, traditional food, skincare, ceramics, clothes, and other forms of art are available in the craft shops. You can also explore the cozy fishing harbor with unique shops and restaurants. To learn more, visit: www.vastsveirge.com
Universum - Gothenberg Universum is a public sciences center and science museum that has exhibitions focusing on technology, chemistry, and biology. Some of their main exhibits feature space exploration, crime investigation, local flora and fauna, marine biology, and an interactive rainforest display. It is a family-friendly museum and has a variety of entertaining experiments and activites for children. To find out more, visit their website: www.universum.se
Drottningholm Castle - Drottningholm Drottningholm Castle is the official permanent residence of the Swedish royal family. Built in the 1600s, it is a model of the European architecture of the period. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its preservation of its history. Although the private royal apartments are closed, the rest of the palace and gardens are open to the public. To learn more, visit: www.kungligaslotten.se
Tyresta National Park - Stockholm County This national park, which covers around 7.722 square miles, is a great opportunity for hikers and adventurers alike to enjoy the natural beauty of Sweden. Along with the fine displays of local plants, there are over 8000 native animal species that live in the park. Their mission is to promote and preserve the native Swedish wildlife. If you wish to visit, guided tours are available. Visit their website at: www.tyresta.se
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