Charm and Unpredictable Weather of Stockholm – 09/2012
This time we went to Stockholm in September. Last time we were there in May and it was snowing, but this time it was just very windy. The weather was constantly changing, going from hot and sunny to cold with a drizzling rain. It would be interesting to visit in July to see if the weather is just as unpredictable or if they have a real summer there.
Stockholm is a beautiful city that is built on 14 islands connected by bridges. It is known for its stunning architecture, historic landmarks, and picturesque waterways. The city is full of museums, art galleries, and trendy shops. It is also home to some of the best restaurants in Europe, serving up a wide range of cuisine from traditional Swedish dishes to international flavors.
During our stay in Stockholm, we visited some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Royal Palace, the Vasa Museum, and the Skansen Open-Air Museum. The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Swedish monarch and is one of the largest palaces in Europe. It is an impressive structure that boasts over 600 rooms and is open to the public for guided tours.
The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum that is dedicated to the Vasa, a 17th-century warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. The museum houses the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged. It is a fascinating place to visit, and the ship is an incredible sight to behold.
The Skansen Open-Air Museum is an open-air museum and zoo that showcases Sweden’s cultural heritage. It is an excellent place to learn about the country’s history and traditional way of life. The museum has over 150 buildings from different parts of Sweden and features a wide range of animals, including bears, lynx, and wolves.
Aside from visiting landmarks, we also enjoyed walking around the city and exploring its many neighborhoods. Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town, is a must-visit area with its cobbled streets, colorful buildings, and charming cafes. Södermalm is another neighborhood worth checking out, with its trendy bars, vintage shops, and hipster cafes.
In conclusion, our trip to Stockholm in September was an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the city’s rich history, beautiful architecture, and delicious food. We also loved the unpredictable weather, which added to the excitement of our trip. Stockholm is definitely a city that we would love to visit again and again.