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Sightseeing in Sweden

Monument / Landmark
“At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old. Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.”
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Castle
“The famous castle that Shakespeare is telling about in the famous “Hamlet”. Beautiful views and after visiting the castle, you can go for a walk in the city of Helsingor. From here, it is also possible to take the ferry to Helsingborg in Sweden, which will take around 30min. The train departs from Copenhagen Airport, The Central Station and Nørreport to Helsingor. ”
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Palace
“$$ Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe! The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms. The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.”
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Historic Site
“The Citadel in Copenhagen was founded by Danish King Christian 4 in 1626. You will find it on the border of inner Copenhagen and the area of Østerbro. Today, the buildings inside the Citadel are used as military barracks and offices. However, the area is open to the public and a favourite green lung for a brisk walk or jog on the ramparts. Struensee at the Citadel Johan Friedrich Struensee was arrested on the night of 17 January 1772 after a masquerade ball at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen. He was placed under arrest at the Citadel where he stayed until his trial on 21 February. He was convicted of lese-majesty because of his affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde.”
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Historic Site
“Beautiful castle with an interesting baroque-garden. Is is located in Hillerød, a city with lots of shops and cafés.”
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Castle
““Kalmar Castle is located at Slottsholmen near Slottsfjärden, where the medieval harbor lay. It has played a decisive role in Sweden's history since the castle began to be built in the end of the 1100s. During Knut Eriksson's time, a castle was built around a fortification tower. In the 1280s, Magnus Ladulås built a defense around the castle, which became the castle's tower." -wikipedia Adress: Kungsgatan 1, 392 33 Kalmar October 10.00-16.00 All days. Guided tours 13.00 weekends November 10.00-16.00 All days. Guided tours 13.00. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“The Round Tower. With its distinctive spiral ramp, the Round Tower is one of Denmark’s best-known and most visited structures. A historical place that also houses exhibitions, concerts and activities for young and old. The tower platform on top has a great 360 degrees city view centred by the observatory, which is still used in the winter months and is thus the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. Adults: DKK 25”
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Plaza
“Around Kongens Nytorv you can more or less do everything. Visit Nyhavn, stroll down Strøget (a long shopping street), find bars and exclusive restaurants, do some sightseeing and everything in between. This is an excellent place to start your Copenhagen journey.”
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Theme Park
“Learn about scandenavian's most well-known authors and beloved children's stories, with plays, playing area and other attractions.”
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Historic Site
“or a more traditional experience we have to extend our warmest recommendations to the Danish Royal Theater and particularly the historical and palatial Old Stage located at Kgs. Nytorv. Performances include world-class ballet and opera and it’s a good idea to book tickets in advance. ”
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Stadium
“The famous Holmenkollen ski jump is a must-see for first time visitors to Norway. While your there, visit the ski museum and take the lift to the top for the best view in Oslo.”
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Plaza
“Free walking Tour Start at the steps of the City Hall at 11:00. Takes abput 2,5-3 hours. Costs: tip-based Highlights of the Grand Tour include: The City Hall Christiansborg palace The old City Center Nyhavn harbour The Royal Opera The Royal Palace of Amalienborg”
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Capitol Building
“This is where the danish parliament is. It's possible to go inside at take a look and go up into the tower and enjoy the view- for free. You can even go down in the basement and see the old ruins of bishop Absalon's first building there.”
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History Museum
“Malmöhus or Malmöhus slott är is situated in Slottsholmen Malmö. It was built between 1526 och 1539 and is renaissance castle oldest renaissance castle. The Castle is also a Museum. ”
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Planetarium
“While the exhibition of the Planetarium is mainly targeted children (the movies in the cinema-dome can be interesting though), the area behind the big building is one of the coziest places to enjoy the Danish Summer evenings. Bring food or coffee and enjoy it while overlooking the lake. This is our absolute favorite spot to spend our evenings and watch the sunset!”
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Historic Site
“A short walk from the city's historic Haga district, up a steep flight of stairs, Skansen Kronan fortress offers a glimpse of Swedish history, as well as sweeping views over the city. Completed in 1697, the fortress was built to defend against perceived threats of Danish attacks from the south. However, Gothenburg was never attacked in this way, and the cannons inside have stood idle for centuries. The building served as a prison, as a private residence during the 19th century, and as a military museum in the 20th century. Today, the site encompasses a restaurant and conference center. In the old army barracks adjacent to the tower is a summer café serving home-baked cakes, pastries and ice cream.”
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