Friday, November 18, 2011

Stockholm News 2012

STOCKHOLM NEWS 2012 www.visitstockholm.com

EXHIBITIONS: Inca gold is going underground (NEW) The Skeppsholmen Caverns in central Stockholm are reopening to house a fascinating exhibition. Last year’s exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors was the most popular exhibition of all time in Sweden, with more than 350,000 visitors. It is now being followed up with an exhibition of the golden treasures of the Inca Empire. The story of the hunt for El Dorado, the golden land, will also be told in the unusual exhibition space in the Swedish Navy’s former secret bunker. ”INCA – Golden Treasures in the Caverns” will be on display September 10, 2011 – February 12, 2012. Skeppsholmen Caverns, Stockholm. http://www.worldculture.se/inca/

100 most important innovations at Tekniska Museet (NEW) After the New Year, The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology will beat the big drum and open its biggest exhibition to date. In 2,000 square meters of exhibition space, visitors will learn about the 100 most important innovations of all time in a new and thrilling visual way. “100 Innovations” will open in January, 2012. Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology), Museivägen 7, Stockholm http://www.tekniskamuseet.se

SPORTS: Kings of Tennis (NEW) A touring tennis competition for the first time in Sweden. All participants are former players who have achieved number one ranking in the world. More info and players TBA. Please refer to the website for updates. March 13-16, 2012 Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm City http://www.kingsoftennis.com/

XL Galan 2012 (annual) XL-Galan is considered one of the world's best track & field galas – a real athletic feast awaits! Over the years as many as 11 world records and 33 Swedish records have been noted in this high-class competition. The best Swedish athletes and a host of international stars are looking forward to competing in the XL-Gala this winter. February 23, 2012 Ericsson Globe, Stockholm http://www.globearenas.se/en/event/18749/22327/xl-galan-2012.aspx http://www.xlgalan.com/start/index.cfm

Royal Palace Sprint 2012 (annual) Royal Palace Sprint is a FIS World Cup cross country skiing sprint competition, that takes place at the spectacular locations around the Royal Palace in central Stockholm. March 14, 2012 Royal Palace, Stockholm http://www.royalpalacesprint.se/en/default.asp

FAIRS: Stockholm Furniture Fair (annual) The world’s biggest furniture trade fair for Scandinavian design, with furnishings for both home and public environments. 7-11 February, 2012 Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm Fair) http://www.stockholmfurniturefair.se/en

Supermarket 2012 (annual) Stockholm's Supermarket Art Fair is an artist-run cutting-edge event that aims to provide a showcase for exciting artist initiatives irrespective of the power or stature the artist may have. Held in a different location each year, this year's event is at Kulturhuset in the very heart of Stockholm. February 17-19, 2012 Kulturhuset, Sergels torg Square, Stockholm http://www.supermarketartfair.com/

The Wilderness Fair (annual) The natural meeting place for active outdoor people. Every year, the Wilderness Fair and the Swedish Fly Fishing Fair bring together more than 30 000 active outdoor people (in 2011 we had 45 000 visitors) with a wide range of different interests and levels of experience. Together with our exhibitors, we want to create the natural meeting place for those who enjoy Swedish outdoor recreation. March 8-11, 2012 Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm Fair) http://www.vildmarksmassan.se/english

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Annika Benjes, PR Manager US

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