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Category: Sweden

Christmas in Stockholm

It was mid-November… but that didn’t stop shop owners from building their Christmas displays in the streets of Stockholm. After…

If I could visit again…

A weekend is enough time to see elements of a city but it is not enough to fully explore and…

Stadshuset / City Hall

The Stadshuset in Stockholm is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. It’s built at the site…

The Stockholm Royal Palace

All paths in Stockholm seem to lead to the Palace. I ran into the building so often that I began…

Fotografiska

I tend to avoid galleries. Not because I don’t like art or photography. It’s because I like to pause and…

Michael Meschke’s Marionettes

I stumbled upon Michael Meschke by surprise… wonderfully so… and when I read that Meschke’s work was on display at…

Whispers from Medieval Stockholm

Below are snippets of medieval Stockholm history taken from a rather fantastic display the Stadsmuseum. Throughout the museum you’ll find…

Stadsmuseum (Stockholm City Museum)

When you purchase a ticket for the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, you gain free entrance into the Stadsmuseum as part…

Museum of Medieval Stockholm

For the most part, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm is geared primarily towards little kids. Throughout the museum there’s plenty…

Nobel’s Peace Prize

Traditionally, the Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held in Stockholm every year on December 10. The story of how the…

Brautigams

Bräutigams is new to Stockholm. For 143-years (as of 2013) the chocolaterie/bakery/patisserie has been an institution in the Swedish city…

Misteln

Heath and safety would have a heart attack if they saw this place… no windows… underground… what if there was…

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