Every time when summer comes, I would dream about the wonderful Scandinavia. Sweden is my first choice.
Stockholm must be the first stop of our trip in Sweden.
In this beautiful city, we are gonna see a series of ancient architecture and of course, things you can only see in a kingdom!
First of all, in Sweden, prices are high so we ought to carefully plan our expense.
Transportation in the city is convenient. Taxi is expensive; bus and subway is recommended.
Katarinahissen ( Katarina Elevator )
Built in 1881, the elevator has been a must if you come here.
Standing on the top platform, you can have a full view of the city. Best view on sunny days.
Dated back to the Middle Age, Gamla Stan is an ancient and classical city.
Strolling on the streets or having a cup of coffee, you can take your time and breathe with the the old city.
Handmade little decorations can be lovely souvenirs.
Storkyrkan ( the Cathedral of Stockholm )
The medieval church is one of the oldest architecture in the capital, a site of royal weddings.
You may be be very familiar with Gothic style but it’s worth more attention due to its array of exquisite sculptures.
Kungliga Slottet ( Royal Palace )
Inside the palace photo is not allowed. There exhibits various loyal treasure.
Around the main hall you may see the pictures of every king and queen.
At 12:15 everyday or 13:15 at weekends you can watch a changing of guards, a ceremony that attracts much attention.
The best post is on the right side of the entrance, where you can have a clear look at it.
There are many interesting museums in Stockholm.
One is the Nordiska Museet ( Nordic Museum ). Here you can appreciate the customs and history of North Europe.
Another is Vasamuseet. Vasa is the oldest and the best preserved battleship in the world. A large art heritage, indeed.
The outdoor Skansen museum is the world’s first outdoor museum, built in the late 19th century.
It’s just near the Vasamuseet. You can call it a park.
Here shows many types of houses, granges, churchs, windmills ,most of which are made of wood.