Car rental in Sweden
Sweden: a journey to childhood by car.Who wasn’t dreaming of visiting Sweden - the country of Niels, Pippi Longstocking and Karlsson - in their childhood? Ideally - from a bird's eye view or at least from the roof. However, it is much more convenient to see the attractions of this glorious northern country while sitting behind the wheel of a rented car. You can stop where and when you want, and see objects that attract your attention in all details. So rent a car and go on a trip around Sweden!
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The Kalmar Castle.A masterpiece of fortification art of the Renaissance. It was founded in the 1390s. In 1397 the Kalmar Union which united Denmark, Sweden and Norway under the rule of the Danish kings was signed in the castle.
After this union ceased to exist, the castle was besieged and taken by the Danes during the Kalmar War.
Liseberg.Gothenburg amusement park is one of the largest and most visited in Europe. In 2005 it was among the ten best parks in the world.
There are great roller coasters for children, such as Fairytale Castle, Kollerado and Gasten Ghost Hotel. For adults there are dozens of cafes serving Swedish food. And in summer there are dances every evening.
Among other things, Liseberg is often used as a concert venue. In the past, ‘Led Zeppelin’, ‘Rolling Stones’, ‘Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Frank Zappa used to perform here.
The Øresund Bridge.The structure is not that beautiful, but, of course its size is impressive with two railway tracks and four drive lanes. The total weight of the structure is 82 000 tons and the length is 7845 meters. That is why it is rather difficult to appreciate its grace - the whole bridge is only visible from a distance. But it is also worth driving a car here, as this bridge is a way from Sweden to Denmark.
Uppsala Cathedral.This is the largest cathedral not only in Sweden, but in the entire Scandinavia. The cathedral is built in the Gothic style. Actually, the original towers of the 16th century were destroyed by lightning strikes and in 1619 they were replaced by the bell towers in the Renaissance style. But at the end of the 19th century, architect Helgo Zettervall returned the Gothic look to the temple, after he had installed the towers with long spires.
Until the end of the 17th century coronations took place in the Uppsala Cathedral.
Nowadays it is an active Lutheran church, and, at the same time, a museum in which a collection of church attire and a collection of stone statues are on display.
Drottningholm.This is a park-palace ensemble on the island in the middle of Lake Mälar near Stockholm. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Drottningholm is a residence of Swedish kings and a must-see of any tour in Sweden.
Built at the end of the 17th century as the Swedish Versailles without the attributes of a fortified medieval castle, Drottningholm was reconstructed during two centuries, sometimes falling into decay. Only in 1907 it was finally renovated for the royal family.
The most interesting structures of the ensemble are the Opera House, which since 1953 has been hosting an international opera festival, and the Chinese village, which appeared thanks to Europeans’ fascination with Chinese architecture.
The ABBA museumOne of the most modern and interactive museums in the world. The number of fans of the famous Swedish group is not getting smaller with time. And if you are one of them, do not miss the opportunity to try on a stage costume of one of the musicians, record a song with them, or even chat with one of them on the phone! It's really possible. You just need to be there when one of them is calling.
Well, the exposition of the museum includes a variety of different exhibits, from brochures and posters to instruments and personal belongings of the musicians.
However, the entrance fee is pretty high - almost 200 crowns.
The Volvo Museum.If being in Sweden you failed (or did not want to) rent a Volvo, at least visit the museum of this vehicle brand. The museum is located in Gothenburg. All the models produced by Volvo since 1927 are collected here. Not only cars are here, but also air planes, and even tank engines.
The largest part of the exhibition is taken by the famous Volvo trucks - winners of numerous international rallies.
However, most of all visitors are interested in the exhibits that are not included in the batch production: a car for women designed by women or a tandem car where the passenger is sitting behind the driver.