Stockholm

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Stockholm

Kulturhuset (House of Culture)

Though the beauty of its in-your-face glassiness has been hotly debated since its construction nearly 25 years ago, Kulturhuset is hard to miss, and thanks to its inner beauty (theatre, dance, and music performances) more than three million visitors flock here every year.

Sergels torg, 011-46-8-5083-1508, www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se
Tags: art | things to do | culture | architecture

Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

The official (though not the most common) home of Sweden's beloved royal family, the imposing, 600-room Kungliga Slottet is one of Europe's largest palaces, and one of the few to be so extensively open to the public.

Slottsbacken 1, 011-46-8-402-6130, www.royalcourt.se/royalcourt/theroyalpalaces/theroyalpalace
Tags: family | historic | things to do | architecture

Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art)

Now more than half a century old, Moderna Museet proved its mettle by introducing Stockholm to Warhol and Rauschenberg, and is now one of Northern Europe's best and most respected modern art museums. Closed Mondays.

Klaravergsviadukten 61, 011-46-8-5195-5200, www.modernamuseet.se
Tags: trendy | art | things to do | culture | museum

Nationalmuseum

Sweden's largest art repository may not quite rival Europe's mega-museums, but it nonetheless houses impressive collections of Swedish, Dutch, and French works, including pieces by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gaugin, and Rembrandt. Closed Mondays.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen, 011-46-8-5195-4300, www.nationalmuseum.se
Tags: art | things to do | culture | museum

Skansen

Skansen, with its 150 historic buildings, is the world's oldest open-air museum. Period-costumed staff includes a baker and a glass blower (buy their wares after watching them being made). An onsite zoo includes native Swedish beasts like bears and wolves.

Djurgårdslatten 49-51, 011-46-8-442-8000, www.skansen.se
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | architecture | wildlife | museum

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)

This museum-ship is one of Sweden's most popular attractions. Built during a Swedish-Polish war, the Vasa set sail in 1628 only to topple less than a mile out under the weight of too much artillery. The low-in-salt Baltic Sea saved her from shipworms for three centuries, before she was recovered in 1961.

Galärvarvsvägen 14, 011-46-8-5195-4800, www.vasamuseet.se
Tags: family | historic | things to do | museum

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