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The parliamentary monarchy of Sweden comprises more than 220,000 islands and is located in Northern Europe. The largest and best known islands are Gotland and Öland, both located in the Baltic Sea. Sweden is rich in lakes, rivers and waterfalls. In many places, extensive coniferous forests dominate the landscape. No other country in Europe has so many moose.

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Old Town

The medieval old town of Stockholm
Old Town
The Gamla Stan district is the historic centre of Stockholm. The beautiful old town, surrounded by water, is by far the city's most important attraction with its winding medieval streets, pastel-coloured houses, the royal castle and magnificent churches and palaces.

Drottningholm Palace

The residence of the King of Sweden
Drottningholm Palace
Drottningholm Castle, located on an island in the Mälaren, is not only the residence of the Swedish king but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But not only the castle itself is a sight, but also the extensive park with ...

The Stockholm Archipelago

More than 20,000 islands off the coast of Stockholm
The Stockholm Archipelago
If you travel just a short distance by boat from Stockholm towards the Baltic Sea, you suddenly find yourself in a completely different world: the Stockholm Archipelago. The archipelago, which separates Stockholm from the open sea, consists of more than 24,000 islands. If you are spending a few days in Stockholm, ...

Öresund Bridge

Prices, tickets & info for the trip across the Öresund
Öresund Bridge
The almost 9 km long Öresund Bridge (Swedish: Öresundsbron) connects Denmark with Sweden. For those who travel to Sweden by car, using the Öresund Bridge is usually the fastest option: the ...

The Haga district

Gothenburg's oldest suburb
The Haga district
Haga, Gothenburg's old town proper, is one of the city's attractions for locals and visitors alike. The district south of the Göta älv is less hectic than the bustling city centre and, thanks to the largely preserved (and car-free) streets with their 17th- and 18th-century buildings, looks picturesque without ...
The small town of Sigtuna was founded as early as 979, making it the oldest town in Sweden. With its 5 km long beach promenade and a variety of idyllic restaurants, cafes and boutiques, Sigtuna is a popular destination. Boats sail daily from Stockholm across the Mälaren River to Sigtuna in ...
The name of Sweden’s most important university city, Uppsala, is often pronounced in German like “Hoppsala”, either by mistake or as a joke. Of course, the name Uppsala has nothing to do with the children’s language call to jump. Instead, it means something like “hall or manor downstream”. ...
In Sweden's southernmost province of Skåne, the 85,000-inhabitant city of Lund is located a few kilometers from the Baltic Sea arm Öresund, which separates the Danish capital Copenhagen from the Swedish mainland. About half of Lundians are students or other members of the university, which was founded in 1666 and ...

Vasa Museum

The most visited museum in Scandinavia
Vasa Museum
The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet), located on the island of Djurgården, exhibits the Vasa, the world's only preserved 17th century ship. The Vasa Museum is one of Stockholm's most outstanding tourist attractions and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

Attractions and sights

Country data Sweden

Sweden at a glance

Area449964 km2
CurrencySwedish Krona (SEK)
Neighboring countriesNorway und Finland

Map Sweden

Country borders and location of the capital

Cities in Sweden



The three largest cities in Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, attract the most tourists every year. But also the smaller cities in Sweden have a lot to offer. On this page we ...

Islands in Sweden



There are more than 220,000 islands in Sweden - more than any other country in the world. The 5 largest islands are Gotland, Öland, Orust, Värmdö and Tjörn.