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The House of Culture, Stockholm

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Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen Zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 3. Viking Line / Stadsgarden Cruise Terminal 4. Fjallgatan / Tjarhovsplan 5. (l) Slussen (Old Town) 6. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 7. Kungstradgarden / Shoppin District 8. Strandvagen 9. The Vasa Museum 10. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 11. Skansen 12. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 13. The Vasa Museum 14. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 15. Stureplan 16. Hotorget / Kungsgatan 17. ICE Bar 18. Central Station / Cityterminalen 19. Radhuset / Court House 20. City Hall

Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

2. Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

Hop aboard one of the comfortable hop-on hop-off buses and explore Stockholm and its sights at your own pace during 24 or 72 hours. The bus stops at famous attractions like Gröna Lund, Skansen, Fjällgatan, City Hall, Ice Bar, the Royal Palace, Old Town and several popular shopping districts. You can also combine your bus ticket with a hop-on hop-off boat tour for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Your ticket entitles you to various discounts. The bus stops at the following attractions: 1. Strömgatan / The royal opera 2. The royal palace/Old town 3. Viking line/Stadsgården cruise berth 4. Fjällgatan/Tjärhovsplan 5. Slussen 6. The royal palace/Old town 7. Kungsträdgården 8. Strandvägen/Nybrokajen 9. Vasa museum 10. Abba the museum/Gröna lund tivoli 11. Skansen 12. Abba the museum/Gröna lund tivoli 13. Vasa museum 14. Karlaplan 15. Stureplan 16. Hötorget market place/Kungsgatan 17. Icebar/Vasagatan 18. Central station/Cityterminalen 19. Rådhuset/Town hall 20. Stadshuset/City hall All our hop on-hop off buses pass through the cruise terminal as long as the ship is in port. This applies to the terminals at stadsgården and frihamnen.

Central Stockholm: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Central Stockholm: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

There’s more to Stockholm than its Old Town and, on this walking tour, I’ll show you the very best of the city centre. Starting at the MOOD gallery shopping mall, I’ll show you where modern meets medieval in Stockholm City. As you make your way to Lake Mälaren (Lake Malar in English) at Klara Mälarstrand, you’ll learn a lot about life in Sweden. You’ll see the five buildings that are closest to skyscrapers in the city, its cultural centre which is aptly named House of Culture (Kulturhuset), as well as Åhlens City, and Klara Church. You’ll find out why the only tram in Stockholm is named Number 7, and I’ll also share some of the Kingdom of Sweden’s history while you stroll along Vasagatan and the Stockholms Centralstation. Once at City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet takes place, I’ll tell you about the legends and other stories linked to the great building. Every year, 1,500 guests are invited to the banquet and it takes three months for all the dishes to be washed by hand afterwards. I’ll reveal why the building looks much older than it is and share architectural details that are easily missed. Behind City Hall, I’ll show you the monument to Earl Birger (Birger Jarl's Kenotaf) and reveal his connection to the city. On this tour to Stockholm’s City Hall, you’ll have a chance to: • Find out what the word “Stockholm” means and the legend behind the city’s unusual name • Walk around Sergels Torg Square, named after an 18th-century Swedish architect who had a studio in the area • Discover what the three “V”s are and why every Swede dreams of them • See the city’s smallest island with only one building on it, the Strömsborg • Take in Stockholms-Stocken, a sculpture that resembles a log and represents the city’s founding Along the way, you’ll also hear the answers to questions like: • How many islands are there in Stockholm? • Who was Gustav Vasa? • Is Drottninggatan the longest pedestrian shopping street? • When was Stockholm founded and by whom? • Where in Stockholm City hall can one get married, and how quickly? Join me on this exciting 45-minute walk around the city centre and see a side of Stockholm most tourists miss!

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What people are saying about The House of Culture, Stockholm

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 93 reviews

I use these buses as my first orientation in a new city. First the compl. Round tour..then I choose the exits that I want to see in more detail. The service is very good, language selectable. I can only recommend. I buy the map for the first 72 hours. Have fun exploring new cities!

It is an epic experience. We started at the Opera House and traveled through beautiful Stockholm. You will enjoy the scenes, the history, and the joyful people there. It is highly recommended

Generally good, but we were disappointed not to be able to get a bus at 5:20 when we understood that the service ran until 6pm. This resulted in a long walk at the end of a busy day.

With two providers, it is not clear which one is meant. This leads to confusion! we were sent away once despite the ticket!

Still they should exist I have not seen a single one ... it's my shame I paid for nothing