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10 Stockholm fun facts

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  • 14 islands

    Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Therefore, no matter where you happen to find yourself, water will be close by. Stockholm has 96 beaches.

  • Gamla stan (Old Town)

    Gamla Stan is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. A series of cobbled streets, baroque restaurants and beautiful churches, Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252.

  • City parks

    The Royal National City Park in Stockholm was the world’s first national city park, and is a green oasis a stone’s throw from the city centre. A popular recreational area, visitors can stroll through forests and parkland or cool off with a swim.

  • City Hall

    The City Hall was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg is built from eight million bricks. The great Nobel banquet is also held at City Hall.

  • Venice of the North

    The city is sometimes referred to as ‘Venice of the North’, thanks to its beautiful buildings and exquisite architecture, abundant open water and numerous parks.

  • Clean metropoly

    The total absence of heavy industry makes Stockholm one of the world’s cleanest metropolises.

  • Midnight sun in Stockholm

    During the second half of June it barely ever gets dark in Stockholm during some weeks due to the midnight sun.

  • The Vasa Ship

    At the height of its empire, Sweden built a large warship The Vasa to symbolize its power. It was so big and heavy that on its maiden voyage in 1628, it sank less than a mile out of dock.

  • Oldest building in Stockholm

    Stockholm’s oldest surviving building is The Riddarholmen Church, a Franciscan monastery built in 1270.

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