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Gamla Stan or Old Town dates back to 13th Century where most of the buildings we see today are 300 - 400 years old. Yes, that's right. They are 300-400 years old and still used by Swedish people as there very home. Visually they are beautiful colorful buildings which represents the ancient Scandinavian architecture. The Royal Palace of Sweden also consists a part of Gamla Stan, which I would cover separately as it deserves a substantial no of photographs and descriptions. Not to be missed in Gamla Stan is Stortorget. Its a Square which was used to massacre Swedish Nobel People by Danish King in 16th Century. In present day, we have Alfred Nobel Museum located in the same place. I thought of having a quick coffee in that cozy cafe inside the Museum but ended up spending two hours in it looking around and reading about different Nobel laureates. Was very fortunate to be able to see the Original Will of Alfred Nobel written by himself, as it was the last day of keeping it for display. I also visited St Geogre Church and The German Church. Unfortunately couldn't go inside the German Church, because of an ongoing mass. St George Church is right next to the Royal Palace. After a memorable walk through the Gamla Stan, my stomach started growling and asking for a much needed meal. I had heard about an Indian restaurant in Gamla Stan but couldn't really find it through out my walk but then finally here I was. Just few step ahead of German Church, we have Hurry Curry, the ultimate Indian Restaurant. Although being from a Non-Vegetarian family, I am kind of preferably vegetarian. So, obviously it was a heaven for me. Also I would like to mention over here, that there are a lot of amazing restaurant options specially for non-veggies on the lane which joins Stortorget and The German Church. That was just a glimpse of my Gamla Stan walk. Please check out some pictures too which relates to my write up. Much more to come. Thanks for your time. Amulya
Drottningholm Palace is the actual residence of the King, since the Royal Palace of Stockholm is only the official residence. I took the boat to the Palace from City Hall, where the boats are available every hour. In case you are planning, its better to check the timings before. I took the 3:30 PM boat, and reached to the palace at around 4:20 P.M. The closing time for the Palace was 4:30 PM, so I couldn't actually go inside the palace, but was lucky enough to roam around the very famous Drottningholm Palace Gardens. So basically, I missed two UNESCO world heritage site, which are Drottningholm Palace Theater and Chinese Pavilion. But overall, it was a great experience, the best part of my tour was the cruise ride till the palace.
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Blonde and BeautifulA stereotype we all love to believe, this one, disappointingly, proved only half true. However, since we're making sweeping statements here, I might as well go ahead and say that, generally speaking, Stockholm seems to have the best pick of local hotties out of all the cities we visited in the two countries. At times it did feel like everywhere we turned was another Nordic beauty - although it's worth noting that they didn't seem to be any more blonde-haired or blue-eyed than in any other city in Europe.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Stockholm is from May to October