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Sweden sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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.
Sweden is the most visited country in Scandinavia, which is why the country’s transport infrastructure is very good. The country has many roads and …
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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 Kingdom of Sweden operates the system of constitutional monarchy. Since the beginning of the 19th century, the Bernadotte Dynasty has been in …
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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.
Knäppingsborg I: Shop 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.
The official language in the Kingdom of Sweden is Swedish. Linguistically, it falls into the Eastern subgroup of Scandinavian languages. It is worth …
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History and Entertainment

It is difficult to imagine that there were glaciers on the Swedish territory thousand years ago. This territory was populated only when glaciers had been melted. The main means of subsistence of the first settlers were hunting and gathering. In the 14th century, on the territory of the present country, there was a large kingdom that flourished in the 17th century. During this period, Sweden was one of the largest and most powerful European countries. The first-class army was one of the secrets of its success.
The 19th century was characterized by an eventful and active industrialization. As industrial enterprises had been developing in the country, railways started to be actively built. Despite the active industrial development lasting for over a hundred years, Sweden has managed to preserve its agricultural traditions. At present, the farming is one of the outstanding peculiarities of the country.
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Exactly thanks to the farming, such direction, as agrotourism, has developed in the country. Many farms are open for visitors. Their guests are offered to acquaint with features of country life, care for pets and take part in producing farm products. The latter is a real pride for Sweden. Over several hundred years, local farmers produce exquisite cheeses and meat delicacies and grow environmentally safe fruit and vegetables.
Norrköping The country is also notable for its upscale ski resorts. One of the most popular ones is Are. There are excellent conditions for family recreation. Besides skiing, vacationers can try a lot of interesting winter entertainments.
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During the year, a lot of interesting holidays are celebrated in Sweden. In Stockholm, the garden fair called the Northern Gardens annually takes place in April. It is the largest fair of its kind in Northern Europe. It will be interesting not only for experienced gardeners, but also ordinary tourists. In May, local residents organize the Salmon Festival holding interesting food entertainments and competitions. Those who are interested in history should visit Sweden in August. At that time in Gotland, the Medieval Week – a themed festival dedicated to medieval culture and history – is held.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Sweden

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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

Bla Jungfrun Caves

From the series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
Bla Jungfrun island is located in the Kalmarsund, Sweden. A lot of scary stories are connected with this island. According to one, the witches came here for Black Sabbath over a number of years ago. Once the witches were killed and now their shadows live on this island, that’s why locals don’t dare to walk on this island. However, the researchers like to come here, something unusual attracts them.

There were found several caves of the Stone Age. All were used for rituals. Artefacts, that were found there, said that more than 9 thousand years ago there were made oblations. Archaeological researchers on the Bla Jungfrun island were realized only in 2014. The archaeologists have found something like the ancient altar and a number of animal carcasses, mostly of sea-calves.

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Absolut Icebar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
In Sweden, on the territory of resort Jukkasjärvi, the most known Icehotel is located. The "Absolut Icebar" is a part of this complex. The whole building is made of the ice blocks. They are taken from the nearby rivers. The usual temperature in the building is 4 degrees below zero. At this temperature the ice blocks don't melt. The bar counter, chairs and even glasses for cocktails are made from ice. The illumination makes this bar as outstanding as it possible.

Every year the bar and the hotel has been rebuilt. According to this, year by year they look more fascinating. The main decoration of the bar are the ice sculptures. Every artist has an opportunity to put there his figure and to take part in the competition among the best artists from the whole world. The bar has special jackets … Read all

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
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IHG Will Debut With its Kimpton Hotel Brand in Hungary

Although Kimpton hotel in Budapest will be the debut property in the country, IHG already has a presence in Hungary, including Crowne Plaza Budapest, the most recent opening of the famous hotelier. Besides this hotel, IHG operates three hotels in Hungary under the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand mentioned above, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. Two more hotels are currently under construction and will open in the coming years. Read this

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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
The ancient Masthugg Church built in 1914, was preserved in the city. The main distinguishing feature of this church is the 60-meter tower, which can be seen from different parts of the city. The church was built in the best traditions of the Romanesque style. The main building material for the erection of the church was a massive stone. Today it makes the church look like a medieval defensive structure. One of the most symbolic historical monuments of the city is the Kronhuset building. … Read more
Malmo
Nearby is the St. Peter’s Church, which also makes an amazing contrast with the modern buildings of Malmö. It was founded in the 14th century. From the moment of construction, unique frescoes, created by famous medieval painters were preserved within the walls of the church. One of the main features of the external appearance of the church is the ancient chapel, which was annexed to it as far back as 1442. The most attractive place to walk in the fresh air is the Royal Park. The history … Read more
Uppsala
The King's Palace is the most beautiful architectural monument. Five outstanding architects have been working on its construction for over a century. The construction of the magnificent palace in the Renaissance style began in 1549. In the 17th century, many historical activities important for the city took place within its walls. At the beginning of the 18th century, the palace was damaged greatly by fire. The construction was fully restored only in the middle of the 19th century. Nowadays, … Read more
Helsingborg
The architectural monument of the later period is the villa of consul Persson that was built in 1848. Initially, the villa belonged to one of the rich local counts. Then, in 1916, the construction came under the responsibility of the municipal government. In the first half of the 20th century, the building is occupied by offices of one of the large companies and then by a music school. Today, this historic building belongs to the University of Helsingborg. When walking along the North … Read more
Norrkoping
The national park located in one of the quietest and most remote city districts attracts many travelers as well. In this park, you will find an old Church of St. Matthew, which is an outstanding architectural landmark in the Neo-Gothic style. The construction of this church lasted five years until 1892, the church is currently surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Go to the German Square, if you want to see one of the oldest religious buildings in the city - St. Hedwig's Church, which is … Read more
Kalmar
The world-famous bridge Aland, is the longest road bridge in Sweden, is located in Kalmar. Its length is 6,072 meters. It connects the city with the island of Åland. A trip along this bridge will be an unforgettable adventure. On the island, there are also many interesting sights and entertainments for travelers. The main historical objects are windmills, which were built on the island in the 17th century. Some of them are currently in a dilapidated state, while others were perfectly … Read more
Vasteras
Lovers of painting will like the local National Gallery, which has collected several hundred unique masterpieces. Here you can see pictures of famous European artists of the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries. In the gallery, there are often interesting temporary exhibitions and thematic events. A wonderful place for a family vacation will be the open-air Vallby Friluftsmuseum. It is stylized as an ancient village, on the territory of which there is a small farm, various craft workshops and … Read more

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