"beautiful vaxholm" Skärgården (Stockholm Archipelago) Tip by yuming


vaxholm is a genuine small archipelago city with about 4900 permanent residents and many summer guests.
the best way to experience this picturesque city is by walking. stroll through the North harbor area wit the oldest buildings, visit the city square and see the City Hall with its onion-shaped cupola, enjoy the Hamngatan with its stores and the guest haror with its swarm of boats. And you should not miss a visit to Vaxholm Fortress.
but 670 leaves from Tekniska H?gskolan (underground)and the journey takes about an hour.
Vaxholm's history runs from the first half of the 16th century when Gustav Vasa had a block house built on the little island where Vaxholm Fortress is located today. The structure grew and Vaxholm existed as a city from 1647 although the royal letter of Privilege granting this status has never been found. In 1883 it was decided taht a new and more appropriate fortification should be built, and in 1863 the impressive new structure was completed.

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  • Written Sep 24, 2003
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