Get around in Stockholm
Walking, jogging or by bicycle, do some excercise while in Stockholm. Everything in midtown Stockholm is within easy walking distance including major sights, beautiful parks and shopping. A walk in Stockholm always takes you close to the waters. At the island of Djurgaden you’ll find several museums, ABBA the Museum, the Vasa museum, Grona Lund Amusement Park, Skansen open-air museum and many more. If you prefer to bike, there are plenty of place where to rent one.
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Visit the unique Vasa museum with the impressive wooden war-ship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The ship was salvaged after 333 years on the seabed and is now displayed in all its glory.
This museum is located at the beautiful island of Djurgarden and a visit to the museum is an experience for young and old alike.
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Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is a newly-opened craft brewery with its own restaurant, situated by the shore in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. The brewery is a collaboration between Carlsberg Sweden, Brooklyn Brewery and free investors, but will not be making any Brooklyn beer. Instead, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is a creator of small scale Swedish craft beer, with something to offer for both connoisseurs, beer enthusiasts, and curious amateurs. The restaurant serves food that has been adapted to both the season and what is currently on tap.
Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is situated in the historical Luma factory, facing Hammarby Lake with a view of southern Södermalm. The outdoor patio is open all summer on Wednesday-Sunday, with plenty of space for happy holiday makers and curious Stockholmers.
For visitors eager to learn more about beer and brewing, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet offers guided tours around the brewery on Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4 pm. The tours are free and cannot be booked in advance.
The easiest way to access Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is by bus 22B to Luma, by free-of-charge ferry from Barnängsbryggan or with the boat M/S Emelie from Nybrokajen.
Contact the restaurant:
Phone: +468-510 650 82
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Get to know Stockholm from a different angle, a 360 degree panoramic view right in the heart of town. Your guide explains the safety rules, helps you with the full-body harness and guides you on top of the old parliamentary building showing you Stockholm’s history with a modern touch in a nutshell. An unforgettable experience, high above on a small island in the city center surrounded by water.
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Travelers to Sweden in Midsummer can immerse themselves in special happenings that celebrate pagan rites and the power of Mother Earth for an unforgettable cultural journey. One can become a Swede for the day by participating in the country’s local customs and traditions at Midsummer.
In Midsummer Sweden is lush and green evoking magical power in natural things. In the north there is round the clock sunshine. In Stockholm and points south is scarcely gets dark. Midsummer’s Eve is celebrated all over Sweden (June 20, 2014), with dancing and singing around the Maypole. Maypoles are part of an ancient fertility rite that would ensure good harvests. Swedes begin the day by picking wildflowers and making wreaths to place on the Maypole and young girls. Once the Maypole is raised, fiddlers play and there is joyful singing, laughing and dancing which continues under the Midnight sun until morning. Swedes load their picnic hampers and festive tables with herring dishes, fresh boiled potatoes and dill, Swedish meat balls, crisp bread, Vasterbotten cheese and fresh strawberries as well as Swedish beer and plenty of schnapps.
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Photo: The mansion at Waldemarsudde/Kjell Renblad
Waldemarsudde is the former home of the art prince Eugene, brother of King Gustav V (1907-1950). Prince Eugene was a talented artist, but he also collected art from other famous artists, mostly from the Nordic countries. He was a good friend of both Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, two of Sweden’s most international famous artists. His home and collections were donated to the government after his death in 1947 and has been open for visitors since 1948. www.waldemarsudde.se
May 9, 2014 – Swedish chef Tommy Myllymäki was last night crowned the best chef in Europe, as he won gold at the Bocuse d’Or Europe 2014. The win, which comes at a time when Swedish food is dominating the world food scene, puts the Swede in a leading position going into the world final of the competition to be held in Lyon in 2015.
Producing two dishes made from the finest Swedish ingredients – young pig from Gotland served with truffles and mushrooms, and saithe fish with mussels and oysters – Tommy Myllmäki delighted the 14 judges with his innovative flavours. Denmark’s Kenneth Hanse and Norway’s Örjan Johannesson were awarded second and third place, making it an all-Scandinavian medal line-up.
Held in Stockholm for the first time this year, all of the ingredients were chosen by the Bocuse d’Or organisers and were sourced locally from Sweden.
Winning on home soil made the achievement all the more special for Tommy Myllymäki, head chef of Restaurant Sjön in Jönköping, who commented, “The young pig was a challenge, despite it being a fantastic ingredient, but today everything fell into place. It’s great to win after weeks of training around the clock and also to win gold here at home in Sweden.”
Stockholm is a popular cruise destination for shipowners and cruise passengers. In 2014, an estimated 274 international cruise ships with a total of about 470,000 passengers, will put in at Ports of Stockholm.
Stockholm continues to grow in popularity.
Both shipowners and cruise ship travelers rate Stockholm as one of the most popular destinations in the world. Last year, cruise ship travelers voted Stockholm Europe’s Best Cruise Destination; the city was in competition with Norwegian fjords, Saint Petersburg, Barcelona and Venice. The award is presented by Cruise International Magazine.
“Investments in recent years in modernized cruise terminals, revamped docks, and the great collaboration within the Stockholm Cruise Network has made Stockholm more and more attractive for international cruises,” says Henrik Ahlqvist, Manager Cruise & Ferry, Deputy Harbor Master, Ports of Stockholm.
Stockholm’s offering expands
Stockholm’s wide selection of activities suits people looking for organized tours, as well as those who want to discover the city on their own. And the players in the Stockholm Cruise Network continually develop products to reach new target groups, such as families with children and the incentive and LGBT segments.
“Cruise passengers choose Stockholm for all it has to offer as Scandinavia’s premier travel destination, whether it be food, museums, design, shopping, or music. Thanks to its compact size, the city is a perfect cruise destination for daytrippers as well as turnarounds,” says Claudia Quas, project manager of Stockholm Cruise Network.
Stockholm is a popular destination for cruise passengers. A recent survey showed that 97% of passengers go ashore in Stockholm and spend an average of 5.9 hours on land, compared to a European average of 87% and 4.8 hours.
“Stockholm’s hotels and attractions are generally considered ‘high class,’ and the city itself gets very high customer satisfaction ratings on shore excursions. Ever the dynamic city, Stockholm continues to entice passengers with new attractions and events each year,” says Claudia Quas.
Sharp environmental focus in Stockholm
Ports of Stockholm is one of the few harbors in the world that can manage black and gray water, and during the winter, several reception facilities were improved considerably.
All expected cruise arrivals are included in the ship list on the Ports of Stockholm website and in the CruiseSthlm app for iPhone and Android phones, which you can download for free from the App Store and Google Play.
For further information: Claudia Quas, project manager, Stockholm Cruise Network
Stockholm Cruise Network is a partner-based collaborative project that includes the Stockholm Visitors Board, Ports of Stockholm, Swedavia and some 30 other partners, comprising tour operators, port agents, hotels, attractions and transport representatives. The aim of the network is to work jointly to promote and develop Stockholm as a cruise destination. www.stockholmcruise.com, www.stockholmshamnar.se
Stockholm is extremely child-friendly and it is an ideal city for family visits. Most museums also have children’s corner with special activities. They also often have cafes or restaurants with special menus for the kids . Some of the favorite places for children are Junibacken – the fantastic world of author Astrid Lindgren; the Vasa Museum nearby is child-friendly as well as Grona Lund amusement park and Skansen open-air museum. And if your kids are interested in music, don’t forget a visit to the ABBA museum.
Please click link for Family Friendly Highlights in Stockholm: http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/To-Do/Tips/Family-friendly-attractions-included-in-the-Stockholm-Card/
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