Car rental in Stockholm
Do not get your feet wet when getting out of the car!It seems that in the entire Sweden they could not find a fairly large piece of land. Therefore, the "capital of Scandinavia", as the Swedes call Stockholm, is located on 14 islands connected by fifty bridges. Not that we had a reason to be concerned about your health while you are here, but nevertheless rent a car. The distances here are as they are in a metropolitan city, and a car will definitely be of much help. A car rental station is located at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport.
The city's attractionsVadstena Abbey.
The overwhelming grandeur of the building against the background of the picturesque nature of the Vättern island. Its style is monumental gothic of the northern type. No wonder that people come here not only because of religion. Although even the exterior of the Abbey itself cleanses your soul and your mind.
Meanwhile, for centuries the monastery has been both a male and a female one at the same time. Today it is a female monastery, but only ten nuns stay there. However, anyone can find here a warm welcome, and even stay overnight, if they want – of course, for a fee.
Stockholm City Museum.
First of all, this is a fairly impressive palace in the German Baroque style. It was Thyssen the senior who started the construction and Thyssen the junior who finished it.
It is a former Russian farmstead - Russian merchants used to stay here for 200 years, a former Orthodox Church, a former anatomical theater, then – a silk factory, a school, a theater and even a laundry.
The first museum exposition showed the life of the poorest social classes of the Stockholm population. The topic was considered valuable, and now there are a few similar collections in the museum.
One of them is about the bitter reality of the medieval life. Another is sanitation with all its details. So one can say that the Russian spirit remains intact here.
One of the world's largest spherical constructions, and you can get to its top in a spherical capsule of the absolutely reliable funicular SkyView. The tickets are around 150 CZK, but the pleasure is worth it.
If you are lucky, you can get to a hockey match or a rock concert. If not, order a bottle of champagne for yourself for four hundred crones – to cheer yourself up. Another entertainment!
This has been the residence of the Swedish kings since 1760. Located in the center of Stockholm, it embodies 4 wings, 7 stories and more than 600 rooms. The king's apartments are located in the west wing, the queen's apartments and a winter garden are in the east. In the north there are offices of the government members and a library, and in the south there is a palace church and a throne room.
The most interesting sights for tourists can be the Armory, the Royal Treasury and the Three Crowns Museum.
The Nobel Museum.
The museum was founded in 2001, the same year as the Nobel Prize celebrated 100 years. Here you will find out everything you want to know about the Prize’s eight hundred winners, whose portraits are moving along the cable car under the ceiling, as well as about their achievements. Well, of course there will be plenty of information about the founder - Alfred Nobel, the famous cosmopolitan and the inventor of dynamite.
The museum hosts exhibitions and debates on scientific topics on a regular basis. And it is itself located in the former stock exchange building in the north of the Stortorget square in Gamla Stan. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of the 18th century in Stockholm.