Royal Wedding worth 2,5 billion
The royal wedding is worth millions in PR for Sweden and Stockholm - more than 2,7 billion SEK to be precise. Media Pilot have been commissioned by Visit Sweden, Foreign Ministry and Swedish Institute to calculate the advertising value of the webb and printed articles in 16 countries; Germany, USA, Norway, China, Spain, Japan, UK, France, India, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Brazil, netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
Please be seated at Josef Frank Place
Speaking about sculptures in Stockholm. Josef Frank, architect and designer, most known for his association with the design company Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm has gotten a square in Stockholm. The square is situated in the road crossing of Rindögatan and Furusundsgatan in the Östermalm-district in stockholm. Josef Frank lived on Rindögatan during many years. The square is decorated with two of his chairs in brass...
Photo: SVT Play
Church - a new sculpture in Stockholm
Stockholm has a new public sculpture "kyrka" (church) on the quay by the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The sculpture is made by one of Swedens prominent artists Ernst Billgren (left) and was placed in Stockholm in connection with the Royal wedding June 18.
Photo: Stockholm Konst
ECM launches Iphone app for Stockholm and 32 other cities
European Cities Marketing launched the first iPhone application to serve as a mobile tool for discovering 33 cities spread over 19 different European countries, among them Stockholm. The tool has been developed by the European City Card group in which 33 cities work together to develop city cards for visitors. After the launch of the website in 2008, the group came together once again to produce the innovative tool, the “City card app”. With the iPhone application the visitor has a mobile tool to explore the city. The application is available for free at the iPhone store or via the website www.europeancitycards.com
See the Youtube film on the app.
New guides to Gay and Lesbian Stockholm
Gay Guide to Stockholm
Lesbian Guide to Stockholm
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Stockholm the greenest car city
Design*Sponges guide to Stockholm
The popular design blog Design*Sponge has listed her favorite places in Stockholm. Check out where to go, where to shop and where to eat in Stockholm.
LOVE Stockholm attracted 2 million visitors
Read more about facts and figures for LOVE Stockholm.
New regular cruiseroute to Stockholm
The Haga Palace
Our present swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf grew up at the Haga Palace. This summer his daughter, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Daniel Westling will move in to the palace. At the Royal Court site you can read more about the palace .
Buildings along the cortège route
Royal exhibitions all summer
Never try seven in Sweden
"For the foreign tongue, however, even saying seven is simply too much of a mouthful. It’s true that most foreigners have no trouble pronouncing the number six, which is pronounced “sex.” But the number seven, sju, sounds like little more than exhaling air, impossible for the non-native Swede to pronounce properly.
So that I never have to say sju, I make it a point not to accept seven of anything. Seven tomatoes? No, I reply, I’ll take sex instead. For the foreign tongue, however, even saying seven is simply too much of a mouthful. It’s true that most foreigners have no trouble pronouncing the number six, which is “sex.” But the number seven, sju, sounds like little more than exhaling air, impossible for the non-native Swede to pronounce properly.
So that I never have to say sju, I make it a point not to accept seven of anything. Seven tomatoes? No, I reply, I’ll take sex instead, which often gets me a curious look."
Regional cruise industry awarded
On announcing the award to Cruise Baltic Network, Hans Skov Christensen said: “The cruise industry is global and booming. The competition is tough not least with other destinations such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Cruise Baltic demonstrates how our diversity and common history in the Baltic Sea Region can become an attractive business product, if it is successfully managed and marketed.”
Royal exhibitions in Stockholm
Here are a selection of exhibitions in Stockholm on the Royal theme
- Royal Silk at - KA Almgrens Silk factory/museum
- Weddings for king and country -
- Stockholm heart of Love - Stockholm City Museum
- The Prize of Love - Nobel Museum
- A pinch of Love - Tobacco and match museum, Skansen
- Royal boats - Båthall 1/Maritime museums
- Lovers tour, guided tours for two - Bonniers Konsthall
- Royalty now and then (photos of royal family/leisure activities) City Library (stadsbiblioteket
- The Royal family on postage stamps- Postmuseum
- Guided tour: Princesses - City Museum
- Guided tour: Bernadottes, weddings and brides - City museum
- Weddings more than just love - The Royal Coin Museum
Stockholm - Swedens favorite destination
Stockholm is the most popular swedish city in Sweden. SJ Barometern (State railway travel index), a survey about tourism in Sweden shows that Stockholm is the most popular city to visit this summer among the swedes and the Stockholm archipelago one of the most popular destinations.
Mobile touristinfo on bike in Stockholm
Here are one of the new tourist information bikes in Stockholm. Four bikes filled with maps and tourist information will give tourists in Stockholm access to information and help on several locations in Stockholm.
Sweden is Europe's gay-friendliest country
Photo: Yanan Li/Stockholm Visitors Board
ILGA-Europe (the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) has named Sweden as Europe's most pro-gay country. (And as the Capital of Sweden Stockholm must then be the gayfriendliest City in Europe. Read more about Gay Stockholm).
The new edition of the group's "Rainbow Europe Country Index" says Sweden is the only European nation that passes all the group's tests in areas such as anti-discrimination protections, recognition of same-sex partnerships and parenting, hate-crime and hate-speech laws, and equal age-of-consent laws. The index will not start tracking transgender issues until next year.
"Our congratulations to Sweden for making sure its legislation and practices are fully inclusive and respectful of human rights of LGB people," said ILGA-Europe board chair Martin K.I. Christensen. "Sadly, despite advances in many parts of Europe, we still experience human rights violations of LGB people in Europe"
Stay at historic hotels in Stockholm
Two charming and privately owned historic hotels have joined the Historic Hotels in Sweden group:
Görvälns Slott (image above) is a beautiful palace offering trendy and yet majestic environment. The hotel is recently refurbished.
Trosa Stadshotell and Spa offers individually decorated rooms and a renowned restaurant and spa in the picturesqe town of Trosa south of Stockholm.
Gripsholms Värdshus (Inn), Hotel Stureplan and Södertuna Slott (palace) in the Stockholm area are already members.