Stockholm is a capital full of life
When I was just a little girl I still remember that Stockholm celebrated its 700 years as a city. Some of the very first houses are still there to see. The old town has alleys so narrow you can acually touch both walls of the houses.
Built on 14 islands around one of Europe's largest and best-preserved medieval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned where the lake Mälaren opens up into the Baltic Sea.
Our aim is to develop Stockholm further, to facilitate everyday life for its citizens and to make Stockholm Northern Europe's most attractive location for people and businesses looking for quality of life, growth and a vibrating knowledge-based society.
Intelligent Community Forum, ICF, named the City of Stockholm as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2009 at a 21 January ceremony during PTC'09, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The 14 District Administrations in Stockholm are responsible for providing the majority of City services within their own geographical areas. Every one of them has a District Council which bears the political responsibility for each Administration.
This link has a lot of information if you want to come to Stockholm
A beautiful city
The Castle Three crowns was built in the 1100 century
European Green Capital
Stockholm - European Green Capital 2010
Starting in 2010, one European city will be selected as the European Green Capital of the year. The award will be given to a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is permanently committed to ambitious action, further environmental improvement and sustainable development, and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices in all other European cities.
35 cities applied for the award, and Stockholm along with seven other cities were nominated. The winners of European Green Capital Award 2010 and 2011 will be announced on February the 23rd this year.
When you want to go to an island... - take the boat
There are white boats going on schedules to any of the islands. The trip in itself is really nice. Of course there are Tourist boats too that make a rout and have a guide telling you what you see.
The trips are very much recommended by me.
The water is so clean
There are beaches in Stockholm full of people warm summer days. The water is so clean so you can swim in it. Some people insist that you even can drink it. It may be true because Stockholm has been working hard to keep the water clean.
Every summer there is a list in all newspapers with the water temperature in this different beaches. Amazing huh
Here is a map with the swim places in the bubbles. Unfortunately the text is only in Swedish
Web Cams in Stockholm
- Webbkameror.se - Stockholm, live, Storstockholm med omnejd, webcam, webcams, webkamera, webbkamera
* Webcams - Stockholm Airports * Webcams - Stockholm City * Webcams - Stockholm archipelago * Webcams - Stockholm county
- Stockholm panorama
The camera has got 9 starts out of 10
- Web cams in Stockholm city
And you can also click for other cities in Sweden
Winter time in Stockholm
Winters can be snowy. 2009-2010 was really tough. Now we have started 2010-2011 like this
Each one is in English. There is lots of information about opening hours and how to get there.
- The Modern Museum
Moderna Museet has one of the world's best collections of art, spanning 1900 to the present day. The photographic collection comprises works from the 1840s onwards. The art collection includes key works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourg
- History museum
The Museum of National Antiquities is packed with history spanning thousands of years, from as far back into prehistory as we can go, via the Viking era to the Middle Ages. Encounter the most fantastic artefacts and lose yourself in stories about the
- National Museum of Science and Technology
The National Museum of Science and Technology, which is Sweden's biggest museum of technology, has a national charter to be responsible for preserving our technological and industrial history cultural heritage. The galleries comprise around 10,000 m2
- The Biological Museum
The museum contains collections of Scandinavian mammals and birds in their natural, ecological habitat. The vast diorama, which can be viewed from two levels, presents the different types of landscape from inland Sweden as well as from the coast. On
- The Vasa museum
The Vasa Museum is Scandinavia's most visited museum, located in Stockholm, capital of Sweden. The Museum was inaugurated in 1990. In the large shiphall stands the warship Vasa - the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world. The lower ri
- The Nordic museum
Discover Sweden's cultural history. Exhibition on the home, clothes and fashion, customs and traditions uncover daily life in Sweden through the ages. Nordiska museet, Sweden's largest museum of cultural history, was founded by Arthur Hazelius.
The nordic museum
The City of dreams - by Per Anders Fogelstrom
This is the first book in Fogelstrom's five-volume Stockholm Series, which broke the record for bestsellers in his native Sweden.
After reading the series in Swedish, Jennifer Brown Baverstam, an accomplished translator of Swedish and French, and married to a Swede, vowed to make these books available in English to share with her American family and friends. Per Anders Fogelstrom was delighted with this effort and worked with Jennifer until his death in 1998.
Children of their city - Per Anders Fogelstrom
Per Anders Fogelstroms Stockholm Series is a quintet of novels about the intertwined stories of a city and of a family; this second volume, Children of Their City, focuses on the experiences and diverging destinies of the children of Henning Nilsson, the principal character of its predecessor, City of My Dreams. The research behind and within Fogelstroms series is prodigiously detailed: he gives us meticulous descriptions of landscapes, weather, rooms, streets, factories, cafes, bars, and emerging landmarks; he knows and understands the historical events, issues, politics of the period 1880-1900 in this second volume, which of them were remote from the working classes, and which were immediate.
Skansen - you just have to see it
Welcome to Skansen!
Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world. Skansen is also a zoological park. It is located on the island of DjurgÃ¥rden, a royal park near the centre of Stockholm, and open every day of the year, except Christmas Eve. The goal is that Skansen shall be a world-class, open-air museum, enjoyed by all and accessible to everyone.
This photo is from the big laundry day long ago in Sweden
Help for the visitor of Stockholm
Useful links in Stockholm
- Kungliga Operan | Kungliga Operan
A new way to experience the Royal Opera House! Take a look backstage, visit the KingÂ´s and QueenÂ´s Royal Suite, see some of the operaÂ´s many hidden rooms. Learn about the operaÂ´s history and get a glimpse of how the Royal Swedish Opera works toda
- 177 Hotels in Stockholm, Sweden - Best Price Guarantee - Booking.com
This is a fantastic link to a lot of hotels in Stockholm All in English
- Sightseeing - See Stockholm by boat or bus | Stromma.se
Looking for some Sightseeing in Stockholm? There is much to choose from! City Sightseeing has bus tours guided in several different languages. The busses take you from the centre of the city and around the different parts of Stockholm passing all int
- Konserthuset - Mer än du tror
The blue Concert Hall at HÃ¶torget (the Haymarket) in central Stockholm is one of Sweden’s great architectural masterpieces. Opened in 1926, it was designed by architect Ivar Tengbom during a period of expansion in the capital. The Concert Hall was b
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