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Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan
Old Town (Gamla Stan) is the Stockholm’s original city centre dates from the 13th century. It’s a glorious labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard and rust coloured town houses and meeting squares reflecting north German architecture.Changing of the guards takes place outside the Royal Palace and in the summer months, you also get regaled by the military band and horses.

Riddarholmen


Riddarholmen means the Knights' Islet. It is located in a part of Gamla Stan that faces towards the City Hall. There are several palaces here. It is also home to Riddarholmskyrkan, the church that has housed all the tombs of Sweden's monarchs since the sixteenth century.

Skeppsholmen


Skeppsholmen is an island located in central Stockholm opposite the Royal Castle.Positioned strategically at the Baltic Sea entrance to Stockholm,it has traditionally been the location of several military buildings. Today the military presence is low and several museums can be found there instead.

Royal Djurgården


The green island of Djurgården, close to central Stockholm, is beloved by both Stockholmers and tourists. Djurgården is a calm oasis which has been royal land since the fifteenth century. There are fine areas to stroll, for example around the Djurgårdsbrunn canal and Blockhusudden. Djurgården is also home to several of city’s top museums and attractions. It’s easy to reach Djurgården on foot, by cycling, by the Djurgården ferry boat from Gamla Stan/Slussen, by tram from Norrmalmstorg or by bus.

 

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