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Stockholm is a city literally floating on water: to realize just climb the tower of television Kaknäs and observe the deep blue sea which stand out against the red silhouettes of the old buildings and the green of the trees.

A separate fresh water from the salt water are the island of Gamla Stan (the old town, perfect reproduction of a medieval village) and at the southern end, large closed the Slussen.
Today the city covers thirteen islands connected by bridges and tunnels, between Lake Mälaren and the Saltsjön (cove that opens onto the Baltic Sea), and has 700 000 inhabitants.

The skyline is dominated by the Stockholm Stadshuset (City Hall), a red-brick building from whose central body stands a massive square tower which seems to watch the bridges and islands of this quiet and airy, the undeniable charm.

What to visit

The Gamla Stan (the old town), Tyska Kyrkan, the Stortorget, the Stadhuset, the Great Cathedral (the Cathedral).

The Bollhustäppan (Garden of the Court of Dance), the Palace or the Royal Castle (with inside the Crown Jewels, the Hall of Writing Oscar II, the 'Royal Armoury), the island of Riddarholmen, the Riddarhuset (House of Nobili), the Riksdag (parliament).

The Medieval Museum, the Museum, the Katerinahissen, the island of Djurgården, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum, Skansen, the National Maritime Museum, the Tunnelbanen, the Sergelstorget, the Blà Tornet (where the Blue Tower Strindberg lived).

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