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Stockholm

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Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a city in the flush of its second youth. In the last 15 years Sweden's capital has emerged from its cold, Nordic shadow to take the stage as a truly international city. What started with entry into the European Union in 1995, gained pace with the extraordinary IT boom of the late 1990s (strengthened with the Skype-led IT second-wave of 2003), and solidified with the hedge fund invasion of the mid-nineties continues today. And despite more recent global economic turmoil, which Sweden was able to coast through relatively unscatched, most of Greater Stockholm's 1.4 million or so inhabitants have realized that aspects of their city rival those in Paris, London, New York, or any other great metropolis.With this realization comes change. Stockholm has become a city of design, fashion, innovation, technology, and world-class food, pairing homegrown talent with an international outlook. The streets are flowing with a young and confident population keen to drink in everything the city has to offer. The glittering feeling of optimism, success, and living in the here and now is rampant in Stockholm.Of course, not everyone is looking to live so much in the present; for them, luckily, Stockholm also has plenty of history. Positioned where the waters of Lake Mälaren rush into the Baltic, Stockholm has been an important Baltic trading site and an international city of some wealth for centuries.Built on 14 small islands joined by bridges crossing open bays and narrow channels, Stockholm boasts the story of its history in its glorious medieval old town, grand palaces, ancient churches, sturdy edifices, public parks, and 19th-century museums—its history is soaked into the very fabric of its airy boulevards, built as a public display of trading glory. Explore

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    Stockholm can be mapped and interpreted by its archipelago landscape. For the inhabitants there's a tribal status...
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    Stockholm's nightlife can be broken up into two general groups based on geography. First, there's Birger Jarlsgatan,...
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Things You Can't Miss

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Did Someone Say Meatballs?

Eating is expensive, but you can find bargains at places such as Restaurant Pelikan, with traditional Swedish food in a laid-back but lively setting.

Did Someone Say Meatballs?

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Live Like a Swede

If you enjoy cultural hubbub, stay in Ostermalm, with its gracious boulevards and its art nouveau theater and stylish food market.

Live Like a Swede

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A Restful Day Trip

Artipelag, 15 miles from Stockholm, is a venue within a pine forest where you can exult in art, nature and fine food all in one place.

A Restful Day Trip

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The Garden of Rosendal Stockholm Sweden

Stroll through the greenery, stop in the cafe for a salad or a pastry, then pick your own flowers (pay by weight) or buy produce in the farm shop.

The Garden of Rosendal Stockholm Sweden

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Tale of Two Islands

Explore Gamla Stan and Skeppsholmen to enjoy the medieval city and hidden alleys with tiny bars, lovely shops and great restaurants.

Tale of Two Islands

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