Districts of Stockholm
Are you interested in the districts of Stockholm? They are reflected on the map of the Swedish capital (the city is built on 14 islands, which are also its districts). Districts of Stockholm include Gamla Stan, Ostermalm, Norrmalm, Södermalm, Riddarholmen and others.
Description and attractions of the main areas
- Gamla Stan: the Royal Palace is of interest for tourists (official receptions are regularly held here; there are more than 600 rooms decorated with antique porcelain, tapestries, paintings; and here every afternoon you can watch the solemn changing of the guard), which is adjoined by the Treasury ( in addition to crowns, here you can admire various symbols of power, unique decorations) and the Armory (it is a repository of weapons of monarchs, military armor, royal outfits, ceremonial carriages and other things). In this part of the city, it is also worth visiting the Knight's House (you can take a photo against the background of statues that adorn the building) and the Nobel Museum (here they will tell about the life and inventions of Nobel; organize debates, show films and theatrical performances related to science; and young visitors here they are involved in activities, during which they will need to complete a number of entertaining tasks).
- Djurgården: interesting by the Skansen ethnographic museum (guests will learn how the Swedes lived and what they did in the 16th century; they can go inside any of 160 houses and estates, where the caretaker will meet them; communicate with wild and domestic animals in the local zoo), museums “Vasa” (in addition to inspecting the ship itself, guests will visit small exhibitions and can buy souvenirs in a specialized store) and “Junibacken” (little guests are waiting for a performance, a trip on a fairy-tale train in a magical land, a fun pastime in Pippi Longstocking's house), a water museum “Aquaria” (guests are shown films about fish and marine life, they are offered to walk across the bridge over which piranhas swim, see how the archer fish hunts), the Grona Lund amusement park (out of 32 attractions, the most exciting is “Eclipse”, riding which is carried out at a speed of 70 km / h; if you're lucky, you can attend concerts of rock and pop artists).
- Kungsholmen: it is worth visiting the City Hall (the building has a 106-meter tower, the Golden and Blue Halls open to the public), relax in the Rolambschow Park and on Lake Mälaren (you can take a boat ride on it by ordering a light lunch; and on the shore of the lake you can sit to the picnic).
Where to stay for tourists
In Stockholm, you can stay in traditional hotels and hostels, as well as designer boutique hotels and hotels, converted from their ships and yachts. Accommodation in the Swedish capital is not cheap for tourists, especially in the Gamla Stan area. But thanks to the developed network of public transport, travelers can find a hotel in any area of the city, taking into account the purpose of their trip..