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Swedish monarchy - Stockholm
Swedish monarchy

Favorite thing: Sweden is a democracy, but has a king and a (German born) queen - our Queen Silvia! Coming from a non-monarchy country, everything concerning king and queen and princesses and princes quite fascinates me!!!

We arrived on our wedding anniversary day, which was also King Karl Gustav's 60th birthday - it must have been quite an event! Drottningholm castle was closed to the public, lots of royalty was in town, the castles, changing of the guards, pictures, crowns, flags - strange to us, but lovely to watch!

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  • Updated May 14, 2006
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Great lookout points - Stockholm
Great lookout points City Views Review

Favorite thing: We are always on the lookout for outlooks - and here is our list for Stockholm:

1) Katharinahissen - a lift on the island of Södermalm that gives you a fantastic view of Gamla Stan

2) the tower of the Stockholm Cathedral right in the Gamla Stan

3) the TV tower (kaknästornet) with a height of 153 m should give you great views of all of Stockholm and its surroundings. We did not try this one, but we were told that it was well worthwhile!

4) the tower of the City Hall (stadhuset)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2006
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Drottingholm Palace - Stockholm

Drottingholm Palace

UNESCO World Heritage

Favorite thing: Sweden only has 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites, two of which are in Stockholm:

The Royal Domain of Drottningholm

and

The Woodland Cemetary - Skogskyrkogården

Both of the places are well worth visiting - we enjoyed them a lot (please read about it on my "ThingsTo Do Tips"!)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2006
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Enjoy the details! - Stockholm
Enjoy the details! Architecture Review

Favorite thing: Stockholm is a wonderful city - you can walk around for hours and discover something new around every corner! We had the most fun looking out for details - and Stockholm is full of them! Little windows, signs, strange "art"work, beautiful sculptures - an incredible wealth of details!

So don't miss them and enjoy each single one of them!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 7, 2006
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Helpful links - Stockholm
Helpful links Services and Information Review

Favorite thing: When preparing a trip to Stockholm there are a few sites in the net that I found very helpful:

- VT Stockholm Guide

- Stockholm Official Visitors Guide

- www.stockholm.se

- Stockholm weatherforecast

In my other tips I have included specific links, so do have a look there as well!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 7, 2006
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a little green would be nice.... - Stockholm

a little green would be nice....

When to travel

Favorite thing: Well, this is a question that has no correct answer, since each and every season has its own charm.

I would just like to give you some pros and cons that you might want to take into consideration when planning a trip in early May:
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pros:

- cheaper fares (airlines etc.)
- lots of vacancies in hotels and hostels
- less crowded

cons:

- some venues only open during the summer
- it might still be a little chilly (but we did have rather nice weather, so this is a "maybe")
- the vegetation was still rather "wintery" - 4 weeks later everything would have been blooming

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 7, 2006
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ramp at the city hall - Stockholm

ramp at the city hall

Services for the Handicapped

Favorite thing: There is a good coverage for aids for handicapped people: I did see quite a few ramps and signs showing access for wheelchairs, on all of the traffic lights you have acoustic signals for the blind and in buses and the metro you have visual displays showing you the name of the next stop and/or the final destination, so that hearing impaired persons will have their information as well (quite handy for foreign visitors as well!!!)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 6, 2006
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