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Sweden

Travel Guide 2021

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 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 as many moose.

Those who want to cross the capital Stockholm have to cross more than 50 bridges, as the metropolis is spread over 14 small islands. The oldtown Gamla Stan with its medieval street network, the Royal Castle, the nature park on the peninsula Djurgården: Stockholm offers a wealth of destinations worth seeing.

The most popular destinations in Sweden

Stockholm

Discover Stockholm, the capital of Sweden with us. Built on 14 islands, it is also known as the “city between the bridges” or “Venice of the North”. With beautiful nature and a multitude of sights, it is equally suitable for a city trip as well as a family vacation. Välkommen!

Malmö

With the "Turning Torso" skyscraper and the Öresund Bridge, two of Sweden's most famous landmarks are located in Malmö. But Malmö has much more to offer: a lively old town, castles, first-class museums and lots of nature.

Gothenburg

The old port and trading city of Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast has always been the country’s gateway to the world. This is where money was made, from where explorers and entrepreneurs made their journeys, bringing back riches and news with them. Today, Sweden’s second largest city ...

Östersund

Capital of Jämtland. Situated in idyllic natural surroundings, the central Swedish city of Östersund has about 50,000 inhabitants. Östersund, which belongs to the province of Jämtland, is mostly located on the eastern shore of Lake Storsjön. However, a part of the island Fröson, which is opposite to the lake shore, also ...

Småland

Those who have never been to Sweden often build up their image of Sweden from Astrid Lindgren’s beautiful children’s books. In her books she has pictorially described the landscapes, the small towns and villages and the people of her own homeland Småland. And yet this region of ...

Norrbotten

The Swedish province of Norrbotten. On Sweden's northernmost Baltic coast, in Norrbotten, you can even go swimming. Sandy beaches and a wide archipelago allow for many types of water recreation. Coastal towns such as Haparanda, Luleå and Piteå offer supplies and diversion. Inland, it quickly becomes quiet.

Umeå

In the sparsely populated Swedish province of Norrland, the 80,000-strong town of Umeå has the status of the largest city. Nearly 40,000 students attend the two northernmost universities in the country. Located about 20 km from the Gulf of Bothnia, the city is known as the “City of Birches” (“Björkanas stad”) ...

Öland

Location, landscape and geography: stony soils, black island, high cliffs The 1,347 km² Swedish Baltic Sea island Öland is located in the southwest of the 11,000 km² province Kalmar län. It is the second largest island of the country and is connected to the mainland by the Öland Bridge (“Ölandsbron”), which ...

Visby

Visby is not only the capital of the island, but also by a very clear margin the most populous. It has over 20,000 inhabitants, while the next largest town has less than 2000 inhabitants. In fact, Visby is the only real city on the island. But this is not the only reason ...

Uppsala

The name of Sweden’s most important university town, Uppsala, is often pronounced in German like “Hoppsala”, either accidentally or in a joking way. 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”. ...
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