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In fact, Nynäshamn certainly is not the "de facto" port of Stockholm, even for international cruise liners. Quote from the Ports of Stockholm authority web site: The Ports of Stockholm comprise a number of port areas, of which Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Loudden, as well as Stadsgården and Skeppsbron are the most prominent commercially. [...] ...


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According to the Wiki page on Nynashamn, sure, Stockholm is a perfectly good port, BUT: Several cruise ships on tours in the Baltic Sea also stay in the harbour, because they are too large to go into Stockholm. However it's important to note that it would appear that's only for the super-large boats. Stockholm is still the main Swedish terminal for ...


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According to the German Wikipedia, the park is closed from mid-September to April and the Christmas market was discontinued in 2009. The calendar on the park's website supports this - it shows the park as open every day in August, only Thrusday to Sunday in September, and only concert events (which are held on the premises while the rest of the park is ...


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I believe you might be referring to Tomtit: http://www.tomtit.se/english/ There's a similar sort of thing that I've been to in Cardiff, the UK, called "Techniquest": http://www.techniquest.org/start/ I've also been to At-Bristol in Bristol, the UK: http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/ I found the following page too which is a list of interactive science centers ...


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Yeah, the commute looks ok to me. The Stockholm Journey Planner gives travel times of about 19-23 minutes from Sundbyberg. I used Sundbyberg centrum and Isafjordsgatan 39 (where SU's DSV is located, with other universities like KTH very close by). Try it for yourself using the exact address of your campus. In fact, we're talking of a distance of about ...


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The trip is approximately 2900 km. So it is on average 207 km per day. That is not too much for a roadtrip with a lot of relaxing. And to do even more relaxing you can spend some days at the same location and then travel for half a day until you stay some days in the next city. I did a lot of roadtrips in Europe and all of them were very relaxing even so we ...


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I was there 2 years ago as a tourist. Vasa museum is totally unique - definitely worthwhile, and you can get the hop-on-hop-off bus out there, saving the walk. The Nobel Museum is small but very worthwhile, and while you're around Ridderholmen and the palace area, you can check out the changing of the guards, and the cool little streets around that area - I ...


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Vasa Museet is the bare minimum. I am not a fan of modern art, but Stockholm is full of great examples. Some people claim that the subway is the world's longest art exhibit. I appreciated Millesgården, including the tourist train to go there. If you want to see the swedish interpretation of Versailles, Drottningholms slott outside Stockholm is worth a try. ...


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Right, first up, the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum). It displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. It didn't even make it out of the harbour ;) This is one of the most amazing museums I've ever been to, and it's an absolute MUST NOT MISS when you visit ...


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I live in suburban Stockholm so here is a locals view on the topic. Gamla stan Just taking a nice walk through Gamla Stan should be doable in a couple of hours so you will have plenty of more time to explore other parts of the city. In Gamla Stan - try to stay away from Västerlånggatan which is the most touristy street. Österlånggatan is a nicer option. ...


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For this kind of question, resrobot is an excellent tool. It appears the quickest transport is a combination of train and bus: Train Stockholm – Norrköping; for example, 07:59 - 09:23, 08:21 - 09:33, or 09:40 - 11:11. Bus 432 or 433 Norrköping – Kolmården. For example, 10:00 - 10:09, or 11:47 - 12:00. Kolmården Djurpark is 27 km from the Norrköping ...


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Skansen is a really great outdoor park/museum, and you get an idea how the lifestyle and industrial design changed through the last 500 years, if that is something you're looking for. Don't miss the Vasa Museum, even it's not exactly in your area of interest - you wont see an old ship like this in such a good condition and detail anywhere else. Here is ...


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Stockholm? Skansen, Vasa museum and the historic inner city comes to mind. Was there in 2006 and there is a lot more to explore. As far as i remember there is also a castle near Skansen which was closed when i was there, and a Aquarium near Vasa museum, which was not that impressive.


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This is higly depends on how long your grands can walk over the streets. If you are limited with one day, I think you should start with Gamla Stan: It is the center of Stockholm, beautiful at summer, and has many cafeterias and restaurants in it. Your grands will be amazed, I think. Also you can buy the bus tour for them, or water Hop-on-Hop-Off tour. You ...


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Another museum that might be interesting for kids (and adults as well) in Stockholm is Skansen (the open air museum). It recreates the way of life in rural Sweden 200 years ago. Various traditionally dressed craftsmen show their crafts in old historical cabins with historical decor. Crafts widely range: glass-blowing, making cheese, baking, making yarn out ...


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Are there any analogs of such museum in other European countries? In Paris, there are two of them: Palais de la découverte Cité des sciences


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Your itinerary would look something like this: Overnight ferry, Stockholm to Talinn. Day 1 Talinn Day 2 It's about one day's drive to Gdansk. You might instead, want to stop at Riga (half day's drive). Kaunas is a bit out of the way. Day 3 Riga. Day 4, Half day's drive to Gdansk. Day 5 Gdansk. Day 6 Drive to Rostock. Day 7, Rostock. Day 8, Drive to ...


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One building that is a monument to Swedish design that is technically not a museum is Stockholm's new City Hall (Stadhuset). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_City_Hall But it is a "museum quality" exhibit. It is constructed of brick, but laid out using "old-fashioned" (for the early twentieth century) artisan techniques. It was inaugurated June 23, ...


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Don't forget the world's biggest modern art museum: Stockholm metro. On the wall of a station (I don't remember which one), I found a music score of La Marseillaise, the french national anthem. Maybe an homage to Bernadotte.


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There are 3 main alternatives that are as close to Stockholm as Romme. Kungsberget outside of Sandviken in Gästrikland: 210 kms from Stockholm 11 ski lifts 18 runs Bjursås north of Falun in Dalarna: 250 kms from Stockholm 7 ski lifts 21 runs Säfsen in the south west corner of Dalarna: 270 kms from Stockholm 6 ski lifts 16 runs A bit further is ...


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Gröna Lund is closed during Christmas. As far as I know they have never been opened during this time of year. I think your Christmas market reference may refer to one of: Skansen - the zoo and outdoors museum close to Gröna Lund has a Christmas market on weekends in December. It is at Bollnästorget from 10 to 16. More info in swedish. Liseberg - the ...


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The train/bus combo is certainly the quickest with public transportation. A cheap alternative may be swebus. It is a 3 to 4 hour ride with one stop-over in Norrköping. The ticket price seems to depend a lot - a roundtrip for a random day this summer is about 400 SEK for one person and about 1000 SEK for 2+2 persons. Also there is the package option with ...


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According to the website of the Stockholm public transport system: Tickets are available in full price, for adults, and reduced price, for children and young people under 20 years of age as well as for those over the age of 65. So it looks like you'll have to pay full price.


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Unfortunately, you won't be able to get such discounts. Only students in Swedish universities or other eligible educational institutes can obtain such cards, and those are period cards for 30 or 90 days. If you are staying only for a short time in Stockholm(which is not immediately apparent from your question), you may take advantage of the visitor tickets ...


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According to Facts about entry visas, citizens of Syria do need a visa to transit in Sweden. The list of countries is at the bottom of the page under "Countries whose citizens require a visa".


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In Schengen area, in most airports (as far as I know, all airports you might transit through), there are distinct Schengen airport zone and an international zone. As a general rule, you cross the border in/out of Schengen only if needed. If your origin and destination are both out of Schengen area, if you stay in the airport, you do not need to cross the ...


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I don't think Åre or Funäsfjällen are really so far away as to be impossible. I've driven from where I live (Östersund) to Stockholm several times and it usually takes 5 hours or so. If I start driving at 9AM I'm usually there by 3-4PM. Considering that the slopes usually close at 9-10PM or even later in some areas, that's plenty of time for a quick ...


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If distance wasn't an issue, Åre would be the way to go. It's one of the best Swedish ski resorts, with more than 100 runs, varying from green to black. Unfortunately, it's situated in Jämtland, and is a good 530 km away from Stockholm, so probably not going to be your first choice. Somewhat closer is Sälen, which also sports more than a 100 tracks of ...


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Are there any analogs of such museum in other European countries? I can recommend Technorama in Winterthur, Switzerland. It is a technology museum with various experiments suited for children but also all other age groupes.



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