News from Stockholm
Focus on romance when Stockholm celebrates the Crown Princess’s wedding
Love is in the air as Stockholm gears up for the royal wedding. Crown Princess Victoria will marry Mr. Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010. From June 6 (National Day) until the day of the wedding, the City of Stockholm will hold a huge festival, Love Stockholm 2010, with an explosion of music and cultural events.
Exhibitions with a royal theme
May 20 – October 3: “Wedding for King and Foster Land”, Royal Armoury
June 15 – October 3: “Ring and Crown”, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde
March 26: New stamps with wedding and Royal family are launched at the Post Museum
Three new attractions will open in Stockholm during 2010: a photographic museum, a lookout point and a newly renovated medieval museum:
Fotografiska Museet - New permanent site for world-class photography and city views opens in May.
SkyView – two glass gondolas take you 85 meters above the ground on the world’s biggest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe. Opens February 5, 2010.
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm - re-opens on January 24, 2010 after extensive restoration.
Historic events in Stockholm
Did you know that Stockholm has one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe? A number of attractions will adopt historic themes this year. The Museum of National Antiquities takes stock of Swedish history, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm and several other institutions across the country are celebrating 800 years since the birth of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and 200 years since Frenchman Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was crowned King of Sweden and became Karl XIV Johan.
From April : Birger Jarl exhibition,
From May: A thousand years of Swedish history, including Birger Jarl, Historiska Museet
June 15 – October 3: The Bernadotte Jubilee - Princess Eugénie’s sketches of Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde.
September 29 – January 1, 2011: “Härskarkonst” (The art of ruling) – on royal power and glory, including Jean Baptiste Bernadotte who became Karl XIV Johan. National Museet
May-September: Guided boat tour to the Viking settlement and world heritage site of Birka and Hovgården (whole-day outing).
Recreation and relaxation
A holiday will help you wind down and relax. Stockholm is an international city but the air and water are clean and Swedish spas have a long tradition. Stockholm is more than Swedish massage. In addition to classic health and beauty spas like Centralbadet and Sturebadet, several hotels offer new and luxurious spa facilities. Selma City Spa on the top storey of Clarion Sign has gym facilities and beauty treatments, and the roof pool offers views of the Stockholm City Hall and Lake Mälaren. For an exclusive spa experience, the international spa chain Raison d’Etre has moved into the Grand Hotel. Enjoy luxurious beauty treatments and a pool in this 1,400 sq. meter, two-storey facility. Stockholmers themselves find peace and harmony in the 30,000-island archipelago. If you want to combine your visit with an archipelago spa, there are several to choose from. The legendary Seglarhotellet in Sandhamn for example. Or the Scandinavian-Japanese Hasseludden Yasuragi in Nacka, or combine your accommodation with the Turkish inspired Blue Hamam on Lidingö.