Stockholm - City of Water, Wind and Light

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View from Monteliusvägen under dramatic clouds

The clear nordic light and the dramatic skies, and the spacious landscape of the city with its islands among wide open lake surfaces - that's what impressed me most about Stockholm. New views open up all the time. Each island is a quarter of its own with a different character.

There is heaps to see in the city, so this first visit was just an overview. We had a total of five days, and a well-filled schedule, but of course we could not see and do everything.

We started with a boat tour „under the bridges“ on the first day. On day 2 we had a guided tour of Gamla Stan, some churches and the royal palace in the morning; the afternoon had an optional museum visit but the weather was far too nice so I explored Riddarholmen and the city centre on my own instead.

Typical streetview in Gamla Stan

On the third day we had a meeting scheduled with members of our sister club in Stockholm at Drottningholm palace. The ferry ride there could have been very pleasant but unfortunately this was the one and only day with really lousy weather.

Day 4 was dedicated to Södermalm and its more off the beaten path attractions.

On day 5 we visited the Vasa museum, which we all found so fascinating that we decided to stay longer than planned. The afternoon was free for shopping or whatever ladies do when travelling.

On the last day we still had the morning to play with because our flight departed in the afternoon. I was up early so I had enough time to pack and then go and visit the city hall with the first morning tour.

The trip was a privately organized tour with a small group. We have two Swedish members in our club here (not wanting to go into more details) and they came up with the idea to plan a visit to Stockholm for the members. What did we think about it? Yes, sure, we're in! So a group of nine ladies and one plush wombat boarded a plane in Frankfurt and invaded the Swedish capital. Thanks to local knowledge and a lot of pre-planning we found a convenient but affordable place to stay and had the tour itinerary planned with some extras that, once more, only local knowledge can provide. Special thanks to M. and A.!

Kathrin_E says:
Thank you all!
Posted on: Oct 19, 2017
HORSCHECK says:
Kathrin, congrats on your featured blog. Great photos here. Well done.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2017
planxty says:
Many congratulations on the feature today Kathrin, well deserved.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2017
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View from Monteliusvägen under dr…
View from Monteliusvägen under d…
Typical streetview in Gamla Stan
Typical streetview in Gamla Stan
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Gamla Stan seen from the water
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