Welcome to Stockholm
and one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved mediaeval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned, with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction. Stockholm offers a wealth of museums, theatres, sights, attractions and events, whether your interest lies in history, art, opera, modern dance, traditional handicraft, contemporary design or virtually anything else.
What to do in Stockholm - favourites of the the Local Organising Committee
Fjäderholmarna - take a boat trip to the nearest island in the archipelago just 25 minutes away from the city. On the island Fjäderholmarna you will find coffe houses and restaurants, fish smoke houses, handicraft shops and exhibitions about nautical life in the archipelago.
Gamla stan (The Old Town) - visit the oldest part of Stockholm and take a walk in the narrow medieval alleys, like Mårten Trotzigs gränd, or shop for souvenirs from Stockholm and Sweden on Västerlånggatan. On Österlånggatan you will find genuine Swedish handicraft. In Gamla stan you will also find the Royal Palace, the "Great church" where the Swedish Crown princess will marry in 2010, the Nobel museum, and many many restaurants and cafés.
Vasamuseet (The Vasa Museum) - the Vasa is the warship that never left Stockholm, but sank on her maiden voyage just off the warf. The ship was salvaged in the 1960s and is displayed in a purpose-built museum, the Vasa is the only 17th century ship in the world that reimains intact.
Vete-katten - you will surely find lots of nice coffe houses during your stay in Stockholm, but here's one of Karin's favourites, just a few minutes walk from the conference venue. Adress: Kungsgatan 55, opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.30 - 19.30, Saturday 9.30 - 19.30 and Sunday 12 - 17. (Information in Swedish only)
Rosendals Trädgård (Rosendal's Garden) - why not spend some relaxing hours under the apple trees and among roses in Rosendal's Garden on the island Djurgården (close to Skansen)? Rosendal's Garden is an open garden with the main purpose of presenting biodynamic garden cultivation to the general public. The café and bakery is a favourite spot for those with a sweet tooth!
Please visit the official visitors guide for more information about Stockholm.