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Drottningholm Palace - Stockholm

Drottningholm Palace is another popular tourist attraction in Sweden . The magnificent Drottningholm Palace was begun in 1662, and was made mostly in Baroque style. The details are just breathtaking, with so much care put into each room. This is the residence of the Swedish Royal family. Outside of the Palace itself are huge gardens, the Chinese Pavilion and Drottningholm Court Theatre , and other auxiliary buildings in various styles. All are definitely worth seeing. Drottningholm exploits the surrounding landscape, like all the great baroque gardens. It was made for Queen Hedwig Eleonora, widow of Karl X, mother of Karl XI and grandmother of the warrior Karl XII. A wise and loved Queen, she tried to to restrain her grandson from the campaign which caused Sweden to lose her continental possessions. When acting as regent, her government was dominated by a chancellor who sought an alliance with Louis XIV. Drottningholm is thought to have been designed in France under Le Nôtre's supervision.

HSB Turning Torso - Malmo

This housing estate is unique in its kind. It is a new way of living in Malmös most attractive location. With its spectacular 90-degree twist, Turning Torso consists of nine stacked cubes, each turned slightly. The bottom three cubes will be office space and the top six contain 147 luxury apartments. Many residents, who are expected to move to the rented apartments in November, will have a view overlooking either the flat farmland of Skane, Sweden's southernmost province, or the Oresund strait and Denmark.

The HSB housing cooperative that built the skyscraper originally planned condominiums only, but decided to rent the apartments because of the high costs. The most expensive apartment will be rented for about euro3,000 ($3,700) a month.

Liseberg Park- Gothenburg

Visit the largest amusement park in Scandinavia - Liseberg in G”teborg. This is an amusement park miles ahead of other amusement parks. For instance you can try out being a pilot. At Scandinavia 's largest amusement park, you'll find rides ranging from child-friendly carousels to terrifying roller-coasters. The Main Stage offers concerts by many famous Swedish and international artists. The park is open daily May to August, on weekends only in April and September-October. Liseberg is also open for a short winter season, when you can enjoy a typical Swedish Christmas market and pony riding. Admission costs SEK55 (EUR6.49).


Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) - Stockholm

The King of Sweden's official residence, Stockholm Royal Palace can be dated back to the thirteenth century is situated in the Old Town . The new palace was constructed during 1697-1754, according to the original drawings, in Roman Baroque style. There are alarge number of museums located within the walls, such as the Treasury, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities , the Royal Armoury and the Royal Chapel. The changing of the guard is a treat to watch.


Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) - Stockholm

The Vasa Museum is the most popular museum in Stockholm , capital of Sweden . The Museum was inaugurated in 1990. In the large ship hall stands the warship Vasa - the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world. The lower rig has been rebuilt,
complete with masts, stays and shrouds. The wreck, salvaged in 1961, is now once again a complete ship. Surrounding the ship are several permanent exhibitions, cinemas, a shop and a restaurant.

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