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This is a popular tourist destination that is widely known as one of the most frequently visited places in Europe. In Sweden it’s possible to find landmark to fit any taste. The city of Goteborg is famous for its magnificent botanic garden. It was founded in 1910 and currently occupies the space of 175 hectares. Bamboo groves, Japanese stone gardens, greenhouses and arboretums, and a breath-taking collection of orchids – the garden is very diverse and tremendously beautiful. Trees brought from Easter Island are considered the most precious item in the garden. These are the only surviving trees as they cannot be found in wild nature anymore.
In addition to fascinating excursions and incredible nature, in Sweden you can make an excellent shopping. In large cities, there are numerous …
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The oldest church in Laplandia, Jukkasjärvi, is located not far away from Kiruna. The wooden building was constructed yet in 1608. A hundred years later the church was reconstructed. After that the church got a new altar, and in the end of the eighteenth century an organ was installed there. The church is an important historic landmark, and its inner design is no less precious as it was made by famous Swedish masters.
The most famous landmark of the Renaissance period is located in Malmo. Here travelers are welcome to see a beautiful castle built in 1434 by order of Erik av Pommern. Besides the building, don't forget to take a look at the beautiful garden located nearby. The large and skillfully decorated garden is divided into several thematic zones. The garden and the park zone in front of the castle have become a popular venue for various concerts, theatre performances and other events. The castle itself is home to three museums, one of which exhibits a large collection of pictures made by famous Russian artists. Which is the largest collection of Russian Art outside its home country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The nature of Sweden fascinates and delights everyone who comes to this country. Behind the Arctic Circle, one can observe a unique natural phenomenon …
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The Royal Palace is an everlasting symbol of Stockholm. Until the middle of the 18th century, an ancient fortress stood on the site of the modern palace. The Fortress was completely destroyed by fire, and a beautiful palace was built instead of it thanks to efforts of famous architect Nicodemus Tessin. The palace consists of 600 rooms, a half of which is open to visitors. One can see here beautiful tapestries, old furniture, collections of jewelry and weapons.
Many interesting places can be found in Halmstad suburbs. Excursions to Harplinge windmill are traditionally very popular with travelers. It's truly amazing that the old windmill is still working. During an excursion visitors will learn the mechanism of work of the windmill and will be able to take memorable photos. There is a cozy small restaurant near the windmill, where guests can take some rest and continue observation of that beautiful region.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Sweden
♥   National Park 'Björnlandet' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Blå Jungfrun' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Dalby Söderskog' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Djurö' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Fulufjället' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Sweden
♥   Restaurant 'Cirkus at More Bistro' Malmö. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Daniel Berlin' Skåne-Tranås. Type - Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Den Gyldene Freden' Stockholm. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Djuret' Stockholm. Type - Meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Dorsia' Göteborg. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Sweden
♥   Castle 'Bjärsjöholm Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bjärsjölagård Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Björnstorp Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bogesund Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bohus Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Sweden
♥   Palace 'Glimmingehus' Simrishamn. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Gripsholm Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Krapperup Castle' Höganäs. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kärnan' Helsingborg. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Landskrona Citadel' Landskrona. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Sweden from our review series

Surstroemming Pickled Herring in Pitea Restaurants

From the series “The most disgusting dishes in the world”
In Sweden, locals also have their own unique national delicacy called surstromming. That’s a fermented herring that is usually canned. Herring slices in marinade look quite appetizing, as well as meals cooked of it. The main feature of the daunting delicacy is a suffocating smell of rot. As a tin-opener pierces the lid of a can, an awkward odor spreads around.

For this reason, surstromming is often eaten outdoors. There are even special clubs of fans of this delicacy in Sweden. People gather in the nice country clubs and make grandiose dining outdoors, tasting different kinds of this delicacy. The technology of pickled herring production is very simple. Pre-salted fillet is stacked in the open kitchenware, where it remains until the beginning of the fermentation process. After herring … Read all

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
There are historical monuments of world importance in Sweden. One of the most prominent is the palace and park ensemble of Drottningholm. It is located on the island of Louvain, among the peaceful waters of Lake Malaren. Since 1981, the palace is the seat of the Swedish kings. The first mansion on the island was built in the 16th century by order of King Johan III, who gave the palace to his wife. However, already in 1662, the majestic building was completely burned down. The palace was restored at the end of the 17th century. It has repeatedly changed owners. The residence was reconstructed in the next two hundred years.

In the 19th century, the gorgeous mansion was abandoned. The last major reconstruction began in 1907. Several years ago, the royal residence was opened to tourists. … Read all

Utter Inn Hotel

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
In Sweden, there is a world-famous underwater Utter Inn hotel, owned by an artist Michael Genberg. To get to this hotel, you need to come to Västerås port, which is in the immediate vicinity of Stockholm, and then go on a swim in an inflatable boat on Lake Mälaren. It is among the peaceful waters of this lake that the Utter Inn hotel is located. For its customers it offers the only double room.

The hotel consists of a small platform with a pier, which houses a miniature red cottage. Outwardly, it is very similar to the classical Swedish "stog" cottage, which is often painted red. Guests can go down a special staircase to get to the underwater room. It is designed for two guests and decorated in white and red tones. The main attractive feature of the room are rectangular windows through … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Sweden

Stockholm
If you travel with children, you are definitely recommended to include a visit to Junibacken to your holiday program. This is a place, where visitors are welcome to enter a wonderful world of Astrid Lindgren - Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson and other famous characters wait for visitors. The miraculous train will take visitors of the museum directly to the Chicken Villa and other pavilions. Besides characters from Lindgren’s fairy tales, in this museum visitors can get … Read more
Goteborg
Stockholm and Gothenburg are connected by a manmade channel finished in 1832. Both cities are also connected through a system of railway and air routes. There is an unofficial competition between these two cities for the right to be called the capital of Sweden – a formal and an informal one. Gothenburg is a very beautiful city that is known by its everlasting cozy and joyful atmosphere, wide choice of beaches, entertaining museums, magnificent parks and comfortable cafes. The main … Read more
Malmo
Modern Malmo still keeps several reminders of the period of the Denmark governing. These are Malmohus Castle, the oldest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia, which has been used as a fortress and a prison; Stortorget Market Square, and Town Hall. Today the space around and inside the castle is dedicated to several museums. These are the Museum of the City, Art Museum, Maritime Museum, Natural History Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology. The ancient architecture of the city … Read more
Uppsala
Uppsala Cathedral is, without a doubt, one of the main attractions of the city. The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th century and lasted for almost 200 years. This is a grand-scale building created in the Gothic style. Its spacious halls strike visitors with luxurious interior and fine handmade paintings, which cover both walls and altar. This church is the oldest one in Sweden. Don’t forget to take a look at its main shrine - the tomb of St. Eric. Numerous kings and famous … Read more
Helsingborg
Due to the fact this city has an advantageous trading and strategic location, its territory has always attracted the attention of numerous countries. In the 13th century the Danes built a fortress in the central part of the city. With the help of this fortress they have controlled the access to the Baltic Sea. The city was damaged badly during the Danish-Swedish war. The city was added to the territory of Sweden in 1710. At that time Helsingborg has almost completely laid in ruins. Right after … Read more
Norrkoping
In the middle ages the city became widely known for its textile industry; today Norrkoping is the second largest city in terms of production in the country. The industrial area occupies the center of the city. Along the coast of the Motala River you will find numerous old factories and mills. Nowadays they are fully converted into museums that exhibit the collections of machinery and equipment, as well as products by the local craftsmen. The weaving mill complex, in which is now founded the … Read more

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