Stockholm - So Much More than Millennium!
The Land of the Vikings is so much more than the trilogy Millennium series - although the rise in tourists doing a hotspots of Lisbeth and Blomkvist's favourite cafes would suggest not! Stockholm is Sweden's largest city and its capital. It's the most densely populated part of Sweden and is home to some 1.8 million people.
It was founded somewhere around 1250 and is set on 4 islands around the mouth of the Lake Malaren and this focus on the water is the real key to Stockholm's delights. The harbour area and in particular the suburb of Gamla Stan is home to myriad cafes, restaurants and nightclubs - just perfect for weekend breaks.
It's a beautiful city known for its architecture and is punctuated by parks, trees and open areas. The Venice of the North is a delightful city to just walk around and its compact nature lets you do just that.
When it comes to short breaks in Europe, Stockholm has plenty to see and do; including visits to the Royal Palace, the Riksgad (Parliament) and the Stadshuset (City Hall) where the Nobel prizes are handed out each year. Should you not have received this year's invitation, you can always dine on last year's menu in the Cellar restaurant below...
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