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Many tourists arrive in Stockholm from Russia, Germany and elsewhere on a car ferry such as this. Photo by H. Ellgaard.
Another more tranquil section of Stockholm's port.
capital city is a cool, smart, clean and well
preserved, whether it's royal buildings...
little old town centre of Gamla Stan.
Gamla Stan is a charming maze-like triplet of islands, with pastel-coloured Renaissance buildings and narrow medieval alleys - one of Sweden's few tourist choke points.
most handsome, sophisticated and liveliest city, Stockholm offers the
cleanest air in Europe due to its unique location on fourteen islands
surrounded by water, with parks and gardens liberally scattered around.
A kind of 700 year-old 'Northern Venice', the city has wide, calm streets lined with
magnificent buildings both modern and medieval, more than seventy museums
and a good selection of cafes and restaurants serving rather dull food.
Everything in the city is within reasonable walking distance, most people speak
perfect English and the summer's midnight sun makes visiting Stockholm city a great
destination for short breaks or longer holidays to take in a bit
of the rest of Sweden, but try to avoid August's crowds and possible rain.
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