Stockholm. Feature image by Johan Klovsjo.
The country of Sweden is a Scandinavian country found in Northern Europe, where it borders neighboring cities Finland and Norway. The country is linked to Denmark via a bridge-tunnel traversing the Øresund. Sweden has a very abounding history and culture that goes back to the Viking and Middle Ages, an age that lasted between the 8th and 11th centuries, and having emerged from that age as a self-governing and amalgamated nation.
Sweden draws in millions of tourists every year and they often visit the following notable cities when there.
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden. It is located in the Sweden’s west coast, by the Kattegat. Classified as a global city with a population of over 500,000 in the municipality and a million in the metropolitan area, it is ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes. The city is notable for holding a few of the biggest events every year in Scandinavia, with the Goteborg International Film Festival being the most prominent event (image by Vince&Nick).
Malmo is the third largest Swedish city behind Stockholm and Gothenburg. Although it was considered one of the 15 Green Cities in the world back in 2007, it was one of the first and industrial Scandinavian towns, though it had difficulty in familiarizing with post-industrialism. The city is filled with magnificent historic architectures and amazing parks. It is a relatively small city, despite being regarded as an urban area. It is a getaway to continental Europe for many and the most diverse out of all cities with people coming from 164 countries and over a hundred languages spoken. This is prominent in the various bars, cafes, restaurants, and essential events that take place once a year (image by s.goelzer).
The city of Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. It is the most populous city in the country and the whole of Scandinavia with over 800,000 people occupying the municipal area and over 2 million in the metropolis. It is in this city where it houses the Swedish government and the Swedish monarch. The city has incredible sights and sounds, complete with great shopping, delicious cuisine, five-star hotels, a lively club circuit, and a very multicultural society. Tourists will most certainly enjoy their stay here.
The city of Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden. It has a population of over 100,000 people and is located north of Stockholm. It is regarded as the ecclesiastical heart of Sweden since it is where the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden is seated. The city is also a university town, where students from all walks of life gather at one of the universities there.
The city of Vasteras is situated in central Sweden, just by the shores of Lake Malaren and a hundred kilometers away west of Stockholm. The city houses several impressive architectures that dates back to the ages of Vikings. Even to this day, it still retains the layout and designs of the wooden houses that go way back in the 19th century and is greatly enjoyed by locals and tourists who are fans of art. The Vasteras castle is a notable city tourist attraction. It was originally the home of the local rulers and then served as a slammer for many years. In present time, it is now a museum.
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