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The City of Stockholm Built on 14 Islands

Aug 17, 2007
Stockholm is, one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world. 15 percent of greater Stockholms population are immigrants. The city is built on 14 islands, where the lake Malaren opens up into the Baltic Sea.

Three main features of Stockholm is the financial centre of Scandinavia, the city which sets the cultural tone and the natural central point of Scandinavia.

The biggest shopping areas stretch from Gamla Stan to Hotorget. The Indoor market Ostermalmshallen is renowned for its traditional Swedish food, fresh shellfish and some foreign offerings.

The Old Town is particularly spectacular, and walking around the citys parks and waterways is a glorious way to spend a European summer. This lively lovely, city, with its international flavour and maritime bent is a magnet for immigrants as well as tourists.

Few capital cities measure up to Stockholm beautiful surroundings and the water is so clean and pure. On the old prison island of Langholmen and by Frescati next to Stockholm University you will find sun worshipping gay men.

Stockholm is the entertainment capital of northern Europe, with everything from, pubs bars and nightclubs to theatres, concert halls and cinemas. It is home to a wide variety of pubs, clubs, and discotheques. You will find bigger discotheques and clubs around Stureplan and Kungsgatan, one of the citys main entertainment districts. Sodermalm is the part of town that has the most to offer for gays and lesbians

Stockholms oldest hotel occupies an eight storey waterfront building and has a charming seafaring atmosphere. Rooms feature exposed brick walls and dark wood panelling, wooden floors and sumptuous furnishings. The Reisen was the place where sailors would go for a good coffee when they stopped off in Stockholm. It has been a hotel since 1819.

Every November, the Stockholm International Film Festival offers new filmmakers a competitive forum in which to strut their stuff. A relative newcomer to the scene and one of the few 24 hour film festivals in existence, this event has become one of Europes most important film competitions.

Stockholm is one of the most crowded museum towns in the world with some 70 museums, visited by over 9 million people per year. The most renowned national museum is the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts with Sweden largest collection of art 30000 objects of art handicraft and 16000 paintings.

Riddarholms is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm, parts of it dating back to the late 13th Century, when it was built as a refrains monastery.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Swedish Rental Site
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