Since the Eurovision Contest was held twice in Sweden, this country became a popular travel destination. This resulted in regular visitors not only from Europe but also from Asia and North America. Viking culture flourishes in Sweden, which still retains its medieval traditions and architecture, along with its embrace of eco-friendly technologies, which can’t help but attract both businessmen and vacationers. Several cities, especially the largest ones, attract thousands of tourists each year.
A typical Swedish city, it is reminiscent of ancient Viking settlements. Old cathedrals dating back to the 12th century are among the major sightseeing spots in the area. The tower was added in 1694, traditionally decorated with a Swedish crown. The bronze statues of Carl Milles and Bishop Johannes Rudbekius are usually the focus of attention in the square in front of the cathedral. The Bishop’s Castle is nearby and cannot be missed. Local artists enjoy the charm of the Chyurkbaken area, which retains wooden houses and a layout from the 19th century. The castle of Vasteras is another reminder of the Middle Ages: originally it was a residence for local rulers and then a prison.
It is regularly honored and awarded in Europe as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world. While it has numerous historic sightseeing spots, it is mostly known for its architectural innovations and green technologies. A popular attraction in Sweden is the Oresund Bridge, which connects Malmö and Copenhagen. A 20-minute trip is all it takes.
Often called “The Western Gates”, it is the second-largest city in Sweden. One of the biggest attractions in Gothenburg is its animation park (30 rides in total), as well as its sports arenas and cultural events. You’ll find beaches 10 minutes from suburban areas, art museums with 19th-century paintings, and Neoclassical architecture in Gothenburg.
Uppsala is popular among foreign students and, of course, future students due to the university established in the city. Moreover, it is a green city with many parks, gardens, and green zones. In Uppsala, there are 17 museums, including the Linnemuseet, the museum of famed biologist Carl von Linne, four medieval castles, and a number of historic monuments. Uppsala’s main castle, built in the 16th century, is an important landmark in the city. It hosts 30 thousand students.
Stockholm, which is the center of Swedish culture, politics, and society, receives the most attention in this study. You should definitely buy an A to Z guidebook if you are planning on sightseeing around the city as part of your travel plans.