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We can't help you in whether it's worth your time. That is a decision up to you. What we can do is answering the "Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?" question. It's not a "how or how not to build ship", there are grand maritime museums for that around the world. The Vasa is a largely intact five hundred year old warship and not only a plain ...


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As mentioned before, it is a great museum because this is probably the only original ship left from this time. The other "old" sailships/warships you can view in other museums are either much younger, or rebuilds/replicas based on incomplete wrecks or plans. I also liked the fact that the VASA-museum is dedicated to this one ship and it's history only and ...


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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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Ok - seems like I need to answer anyway. The answers above are on the main tourist track and I don't think that was the question really. There is no museum in stockholm dedicated fully to swedish design although several touch on the topic more or less all the time. (In Gothenburg there is Röhsska museet that is more on topic.) Nordiska museet - for example - ...


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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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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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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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Yes there are plenty. The most thourough experience is probably to visit Skansen - the outdoors combined zoo and open-air museum at Djurgården. They have some shorter information in english about this. In swedish there are several pages about the festivities. Almost everwhere there are some kind of local festivity going on. It may be hard to track down. In ...


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Stockholm has an excellent web site in English that explains all the details and even has a well made and reasonably funny video to explain it. See https://sl.se/en/getting-around/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbKTjOjcWos Tickets and fares are explained here https://sl.se/en/fares--tickets/ Which one is the most efficient for you depends on how often ...


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Like all great museums, the Vasa Museum is an experience more than just a couple of rooms with a lot of old stuff. It is true that the number of exhibits and topics are very limited, but that's a strength, not a weakness - it's an excellently curated collection with a narrow theme, a very strong primary exhibit (the ship itself, which is extremely impressive ...


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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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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 6 ...


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All of the subway stations are within zone A, but some buses and trains reach outer zones. A single ride is 45 SEK, but if you have a prepaid travel card (costs 20 SEK) it goes down to 32 SEK. Paper coupon strips are no longer accepted. You can buy a card at the Central station SL center among other places, and fill it with cash or tickets at the vending ...


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There is no forecast per se that I can find, although the cherry blossom day event will be on the 22nd of April this year at Kungsträdgården. Then some kind of celebration/event is done in conjunction with the Japanese community, so the bloom should have started by then. Every spring the cherry bloom seems to result in some activity on news sites and social ...


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No, those are the airports that are close to Stockholm. Arlanda (ARN), Bromma (BMA), Skavsta (NYO) and Västerås (VST) are included in the STO airport code. Note though that the time to the airports are quite different when travelling from Stockholm City, from 15 - 20 minutes to Bromma Airport and up to 90 minutes to Västerås Airport.


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Adding to the previous answers, the Vasa museum is to me a metaphor on how not to run a project in general. We certainly learned in 333 years how to avoid building a boat that will capsize, but we keep failing at applying the learning to other projects. While visiting the Vasa museum, friends of mine from Berlin couldn't help drawing parallels with the ...


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No, there are multiple zones, mostly you have to cross from one zone to another, hence pay more. Here's the metro zone map: They sell 16-ticket slips for 200 SEK, you need two units (tickets) if you're traveling within a single zone, three units when in two zones (e.g. from A to B) and four if you're traveling between three zones. The easiest way would be ...


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There seems to be a bit of confusion here. Flygbussarna is a bus service to and from airports in Sweden. From Arlanda airport they operate three routes. They all pick up passengers at three stops at the airport and then take the E4 motorway south, after which they separate. Each route has its own stops in and around central Stockholm. The most used line is ...


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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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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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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 a ...


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Children, discovering and learning about the world around us at The Natural History Museum and Tom Tits (Södertälje). Exhibits explain the wonders of physics, biology and other sciences. Both are technical Museums.


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This is the answer from the Sweden embassy in Moscow: Welcome If you do not intend to leave the transit zone, then you do not need a visa. Sincerely, migration department Swedish Embassy in Moscow


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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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It seems like the route you found is the only one that is covered with the Stockholm Card. This Stockholm Card folder (in Swedish) says that it includes unlimited travel with SL, but Obs! Djurgårdsfärjan är inte en del av SL. (Note! The Djurgården-ferry is not a part of SL.) which I believe is the ferry you found from Slussen in Gamla Stan. You can ...


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A three zone ticket will take you from anywhere in Stockholm all the way to Arlanda including any bus or other railbound transport you want to use. And - as you probably already know - you also need to pay 120 SEK (€12) for entry to the airport. You can either do this in any Access automat, at the train station before starting your journey or when leaving ...


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I have tried checking on their website for you and can't find anything out of the ordinary on there. So I am going to go by the timetables and how it has been previous years. The 26th of december is a public holiday in Sweden and as such there will be the same amount of service as on a normal sunday. Which for subways usually means every 10 minutes in the ...


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For this trip, you would not need to do anything at Newark besides proceed to your gate. This will likely mean taking a shuttle bus to Terminal B, where SAS operates. Do not exit the secure area, but take the airside bus, which will bring you near the gate for your flight to Copenhagen. There is no exit passport check in the US. At Copenhagen, you will need ...


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