Stockholm City Hall, venue of the Nobel Prize banquet, Wikimedia Commons
Stockholm, Sweden - Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, spans the attraction gamut from the delightfully historic Old Town to the trendsetting and fashionable island of Södermalm. Spanning 14 separate islands, it beckons travellers from all over the world with class and beauty. You'll love the stunning Royal Palace, family-friendly attractions, elegant hotels, Skansen open-air museum (with children's zoo) and gorgeous views from Kaknastornet tower.
Stockholm has long been one of Sweden's cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location spread across 14 islands on the coast in the south-east of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. The city is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and its many parks.
Stockholm is the seat of the Government of Sweden and most government agencies, including the highest courts in the Judiciary, and the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister. The Government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag is seated in the Parliament House, and the Prime Minister's residence is adjacent at the Sager House. The Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while the Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the
Royal Family's private residence.
Entrance of the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, built in 1912, Wikimedia Commons