Established in 1252 Stockholm was a fortified island controlling the trade route between the Baltic Sea and Lake Malaren. Today the city is considered as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Built on 14 islands, Stockholm can be explored on foot but is considered best seen from the water.
Highlights include the islands of Gamla Stan, a spectacular historic old town in the middle of the city, rich with history and character and Djurgarden home to the royal park and a fascinating open-air museum.
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