In many ways Sweden has become a traveler's paradise. If you love the natural and historic beauty, it's certainly hard to beat. The air and water are crystal clean, there are thousands of acres of unspoiled forests and majestic lakes to explore, the roads and public transport are excellent. The citizens are invariably friendly and helpful if you have any trouble. It has some of the overwhelming history from notorious Viking invaders to Royal dynasties and imperial intrigue, and one thing is certain, your excitement will never be down. Albeit there's so much to see and travel, you need plenty of time to enjoy adventures and historic places.
The Dramaten, officially known as the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern (Royal Dramatic Theatre) is a magnificent marble theatre building. No expenses were spared in the decoration of this Art Nouveau marvel. The Royal Dramatic Theatre, commonly known as Dramaten, is Sweden´s national theatre.
The theatre has an assignment from the government to perform classical theatre, newly written national and international theatre, and theatre for children and youths. The theatre is owned by the state.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre as an institution was founded in May 1788 by King Gustav III. The Dramatic Theatre finally got its own dedicated building when the Dramaten opened in 1908 after a six year construction period with August Strindberg's 'Master Olof'.
Located in Malmö, Sweden, on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, the HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Designed by renowned architect, sculptor and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava, the gigantic tower stands 54 floors high and features a form inspired by the Spanish architect's studies on nature and human bodies.
The fantastic tower is completely powered by renewable energy, and it twists a full 90 degrees from top to bottom. At the time the building was completed it was also the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia, the highest residential structure in the EU and the second tallest residential building in all Europe.
Turning Torso Residential Tower
Ericsson Globe, the world’s largest spherical building, opened in 1989. A symbol both for Stockholm and Sweden, this is the arena that has hosted almost all major events during the past decades.
The Globe is a large arena for sports (mostly hockey) and big concerts (rock concerts and Eurovision). The Globe is the world´s largest spherical building and was built in 1988 and opened in 1989. The diameter of the structure is 110m, and it is 85 meters to the top of Globen, and since 2010 you can use the Skyview, two external elevators to the top to watch views over Stockholm.
This wonderful building is one of the most visited and largest buildings in the country. The famous Ericsson Globe of Stockholm is unique thanks to its fantastic layout and form. You don’t have to look much time for this unique building, because you can see it from many parts of the city.
The unique Sky-view is one of the most significant attractions in the country. You can enjoy a fantastic 360° view of Stockholm from the top of the globe, inside a gondola made of glass which makes a circle around the globe, providing the visitors to see the entire city. Many locals and tourists decide to make some photos for their weddings here. It is meritorious to visit the globe, it can be an unforgettable experience for you.
For a glimpse into Malmö’s past, which has been shaped as much by Denmark as it has by Sweden, it’s worth paying a visit to Malmöhus Castle one of the oldest renaissance forts in Scandinavia.
Malmö Castle (Malmöhus) was founded in 1434 by King Eric of Pomerania. This structure was demolished in early 16th century. The castle acquired its present appearance following major reconstruction in the 1530’s, when King Christian III ordered the building of a modern fortress, splendid Renaissance castle and county governor´s residence, all on the one site. Historically, this fortress was one of the most important strongholds of Denmark.
Surrounded by moat and lots of greenery, Malmo Castle is now ‘serving life’ more as a museum than a prison fortress. Currently it houses the Art Museum, City Museum, the Natural History Museum, Aquarium & Tropicarium, and the Konstmuseet.
Located in the western side of the city of Malmo in Sweden, Malmo Castle is easily accessible by anyone wishing to visit it. It lies west of the area of Stortorget, the castle can be easily reached on foot.
Uppsala Cathedral is the largest and tallest cathedral and one of the most impressive religious buildings in Scandinavia. Originally built in the 13th century under Roman Catholicism and used for coronations of the Swedish monarch, since the Protestant Reformation, it has been controlled by the Lutheran Church of Sweden. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, the primate of Sweden.
The twin-spired, Gothic structure stands almost 120 meters tall and show off an impressive Gothic interior. Inside are the antiques of St. Erik, several notable tombs, and a small museum of ecclesiastical treasures.
The interior ceiling and walls of the cathedral were decorated in neo-Gothic style. Some depictions, such as one of the Reformation's Martin Luther, added figures beyond the cathedral's medieval heritage. Large portions of cement additions by Zettervall to the exterior structure of the cathedral were removed decades later as they adversely affected the building's fabric.
The Royal Palace is a Baroque building by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger stands tall atop the island of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and is surrounded by quaint untouched cobblestoned streets and listed buildings. Kungliga Slottet, the Royal Palace of Stockholm, is one of northern Europe's most magnificent palaces.
Every day during summertime crowds gather at the palace's outer courtyard to witness the change of the guards. The palace has more than 600 rooms divided on 7 floors and is the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family in Stockholm.
In addition to the Royal Apartments there are three museums steeped in regal history: the Treasury with the regalia, the Tre Kronor Museum that portrays the palaces medieval history and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities.
The Royal Domain of Drottningholm stands on an island in Lake Mälar in a suburb of Stockholm. With its castle, perfectly preserved theatre, pavilion and gardens, it is the finest example of an 18th-century north European royal residence inspired by the Palace of Versailles.
Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.
The palace was constructed according to a French prototype by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Many royal personages have left their mark on the palace since then. The palace features a beautiful park, a unique palace theatre and a Chinese Pavilion with imposing Baroque garden.