Stockholm is a city of contrasts – water and land, history and innovation, short days in the winter and long days in the summer. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved mediaeval city centers, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned, with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction. Between the modern city of Stockholm and the sea,
Did you know that…
* Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The archipelago consists of 24,000 islands, islets, and skerries.
* The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons chose the Stockholm Marathon as the “world’s most beautiful.”
* Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and established the Nobel Prizes, which are given out annually on December 10 in the Konserthuset. The banquet takes place in Stadshuset (Stockholm Town Hall).
* Stockholm consists of 1/3 water, 1/3 green belt and 1/3 city.
* Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm and is buried in Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm.
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