Stockholm Day Trip: Scandinavian History in Uppsala

About a 40 minute train ride north from Stockholm’s Central Station, Uppsala is largely known as a university town, but it is also home to numerous historical and cultural sites. Uppsala Cathedral (“Domkyrka”), the largest and tallest church in Scandinavia, is located at Domkyrkoplan, a short walk from the train station. The rose-hued Gothic towers […]

Stockholm’s Salvaged Warship: Vasa Museet

King Gustav II Adolf ordered the building of Vasa, an elaborately ornate warship in 1625. Taking almost two years to construct, Vasa’s masts stood at over fifty meters, the hull was built from more than a thousand oak trees, hundreds of sculptures were crafted and painted specifically for the ship and it was equipped with […]

Stockholm’s Underground Art of Tunnelbana

Stockholm’s underground transit system, known as the Tunnelbana, is commonly referred to as “the world’s longest art exhibition.” The system opened in the 1950’s with a public art initiative kicking off in 1957. As a result, today, ninety of the system’s one hundred stations feature artwork produced from over 150 artists. With each passing decade, […]

Stockholm’s Aquaria Water Museum: Aquaria Vattenmuseum

The aquarium’s largest draw seemed to be the “living” Amazon rainforest, which is the first feature you come upon once inside. Being the most appealing feature of the aquarium and likely due to its close proximity to the entrance, you’ll first have to navigate past visitors crowding the narrow and dark stairway that leads into […]

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