Skål! We’re off to Sweden!
This is the 5th time the EuroSTAR Conference will be held in Sweden and the 4th time we return to Stockholm.
We’ve always had a wonderful time in Stockholm and we are always delighted to return. The city is easily accessible and extremely easy to explore. Though spread across 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, it is compact and walkable.
The conference will be taking place in Stockholmsmässan. It is the largest meeting place in the Nordic region and has been in business for more than 70 years.
If you can organise some free time around your busy EuroSTAR Conference schedule we would highly recommend spending some time exploring what this beautiful city has to offer.
Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is a beautiful, compact city with over 750 years of history. The terracotta-coloured buildings, the blue skies and blue water in the summer and the narrow streets of the Old Town are all distinctive traits of this city. Sweden’s capital is also a bustling metropolis renowned for its fashionable boutiques and restaurants.
Things to do in Stockholm
Take a stroll through the Gamla Stan (Old Town)
The Old Town is a maze of cobblestone, narrow streets and picturesque houses with some delightful little cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. For new visitors to the city this is the perfect place to start to get a feel for the city and its history. Take a guided walking tour from one of the local tour guides to find out more about the history of the Old Town.
Feel like royalty in City Hall
The hall is the seat of the Stockholm city government. The building with its 106 meter tall tower and spire featuring the golden three crowns is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. The lavish large hall is home to the Nobel Prize banquet and in the Gold room you will find no less than 18 million gold mosaic tiles (If you don’t believe me feel free to count them ;) ) ! Take the guided tour and learn interesting facts about the building itself, Swedish history and the Swedish government.
Turns out testing ships is important too… Check out the Vasa Museum
Before its maiden voyage the Vasa warship was initially intended to be the pride of the Swedish crown until the top heavy boat sank during its first voyage in 1628 (who tested that!). 333 years later, in 1961 the ship was raised and rebuilt and is now open as a museum to the public. It is the worlds only preserved 17th century ship. Make sure to check out the 25 minute film and get a guided tour to learn more on this unique piece of Swedish history.
Be a Super Trouper at the ABBA Museum
Relive the cultural phenomenon that was the Swedish super group ABBA. Check out all the memorabilia, gold records and costumes from the band members and give your best rendition ‘Money Money Money’ and dress up in stage costumes and join ABBA on stage to sing as the 5th band member.
Explore Beautiful Djurgården
Djurgården is an amazing green island close to central Stockholm with something for everyone. The area is perfect for a scenic walk and also home to many of the city’s top museums and attractions and cafés and restaurants.
Disclaimer – this photo was probably taken during the Summer and the EuroSTAR Conference takes place in Winter so we cannot guarantee blue skies but it will still be very ‘cool’.
Vasa Museum https://www.vasamuseet.se/en/visit/visitors-vasa
Abba TheMuseum https://www.facebook.com/AbbaTheMuseum/