Talking about the most amusing capitals of Europe Stockholm dawns upon first. Winter Stockholm looks like a part belonging to some parallel fairytale world. Tourists often say the Old Town of Stockholm is much more attractive in winter than in summer. It has its own unmatched atmosphere with its marketplace, handmade souvenirs, sweet chestnuts and of course, glogg.
Become a baker
As for the Stockholm attractions we’d like to mention Skansen. This worldwide known outdoor museum was founded in 1891. Connoisseurs of Swedish architecture will be happy. What is more, some of the historical buildings still work! You just should come here during the last evening before Christmas and see those amazing old bakeries, forging shops and post offices.
It the second half of December you can get to a great Christmas market in Skansen. If you have a desire to feel the winter ambience of Stockholm – come here. If you are not a shopping fan you can, for instance, try your hands in baking some bread with the 19th century bakery equipment. Looks challenging, doesn’t it?
Skansen market gathers more than thousand visitors daily. Patience will save you a lot of energy here since there will certainly be queues and crowd, although it’s still definitely worth coming.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square is an exciting place with fabulous marketplace. People say that the whole pleasure is related not to the things you buy but to the shopping itself. Stureplan cannot be ignored in your Christmas holidays. You will hardly find such a site with such a Scandinavian spirit in any other place of the world.
After the shopping you may go for ice-skating and have a great entertainment with your friends. It’s a very popular place where mainly foreign tourists come to spend time. This is why the rink is the most suitable place for making new acquaintances.
The museums of the Swedish capital are amusing for both young and adult people. But there are many attractions made for kids and parents. For example, you can go with your children to Stockholm circus. Every show there is good for watching it with family. Your children will be thankful and happy, no doubts! All kids appreciate exciting shows so they will love Stockholm circus.
Another great thing is ferry. They begin near Opera and then get to the small islands. But be careful – if it’s a windy day it is really cold aboard. You will find warm and thick buck skins on board for those who are cold. You can delight your eyes with magnificent views from the deck if it is not snowy.
Fun for everyone
Stockholm has a small daylight in winter and from time to time the weather becomes simply unbearable. Even if the air temperature looks bearable the wind can ruin everything. Then it’s recommended to look for an indoor kind of activity.
Young travelers quite often suggest going to Stockholm escape rooms saying their nice design and plot. There are dozens of cool escape rooms and one may find them on the Internet. There are almost three dozens of escape rooms in Stockholm!
Afternoon or evening could be devoted to the Royal Opera or the National Museum. The bars in Stockholm are fantastic and as a tourist simply must see them. The greatest place for checking out local nightlife is the Medieval town. Typically clubs in Stockholm look a lot like clubs in Europe. The capital of Sweden is a quiet expensive city, but you just must taste the local beer. Nightlife in the Swedish capital is just fantastic. Great clubs and bars can be found in any part of city center. Everyone will quickly and easily find a cool place.
Enjoy a great view of Stockholm
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. Check out the largest ball in the world. This building has another attraction besides its shape – there is an outstanding sightseeing desk there. The platform revolves around the Center and rises up to 130 meters! The entire city will be in front of you.
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, you will feel perfect here!