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Heat Wave in Stockholm

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A July 2003 trip to Stockholm by bebebloom

Lake Malaren Photo, Stockholm, Sweden More Photos
Quote: Stockholm is a beautiful city built on 14 islands with bridges, towers, and cobblestone squares. The day we arrived the temperature was in the 90s and very humid. This lasted for two weeks.

Heat Wave in Stockholm

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Overview

Lake Malaren Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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It is a city both modern and old. Glass skyscrapers abound, stylish bars, clubs, and sidewalk cafes. One night at one of the hotspots at Stureplan should be enough to satisfy those most demanding clubber. At the same time one is never more than a few minutes away from twisting medieval streets and waterside promenades. Walk down history lane through the cobbled stone alleys of Gamla Stan (Old Town). Then stroll down to the Royal Palace, if you're lucky you might be able to witness the changing of the guards. For lunch, if you are not too worried about the price, indulge yourself and go to the Grand Hotel a place for many grand, prestigious festivities. Ask for a table on the veranda for ...Read More

Sheraton Stockholm

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Hotel | "Sheraton Stockholm Hotel & Towers"

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The hotel is centrally located right in the heart of the city. It is only 2 minutes walk to the Central Station and the airport buses, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, museums, and many of Stockholm’s' must see sights. It offered views over Lake Malaren, City Hall, and Gamla Stan (Old Town). The hotel has over 400 very spacious rooms by Stockholm standard, junior suites and executive rooms, the beds were comfortable with lots of pillows. If you must connect with someone while you are on your pleasure trip bring your laptop as I did, rooms are equipped with high-speed internet connection and cable TV. If you get a room away from the bank of elevators, it is quite a walk down the hallwa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2003

Sheraton Stockholm
Tegelbacken 6
Stockholm, Sweden
08 412 34 00

Ulla Winbladh

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Restaurant

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Ulla Winbladh is beautifully situated in the midst of Djulgarden Island surrounded by nature, peaceful and near the water. There is a more formal main dining room decorated with works of well-known Swedish artists and a summer time only outdoor dining on a lovely terrace surrounded with an explosion of beautifully colored flowers. On the menu, you will find traditional Swedish home cooking such as meatballs and a selection of International cuisine all impeccably prepared in the true Swedish spirit and presented in a true gourmet style. Fish selections vary from marinated herring and dilled salmon for appetizers to a saffron laced turbot and a whitefish with Pernod sauce. And for the meat lovers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2003

Ulla Winbladh
Rosendalsvägen 8
Stockholm, Sweden 11521
+46 8 663 0571

Operakällaren

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Restaurant | "Opera Kallaren "

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OperaKallaren (the Open Cellar) is said to be the indisputable flagship of Swedish restaurants. Priviledged with a star in the Guide Michelin, it is classed as a historic monument situated in the building housing the Opera. Rebuilt at the end of the nineteenth century, the interior was done in lavish style--carved oak walls, crystal chandeliers, plush velvet chairs, Oriental carpets, and grand paintings. The atmosphere is formal with a beautiful view over the Royal Palace and Lake Malaren. It is centrally located just a couple blocks from the Grand Hotel and across the lake from Gamlastan. The food is elaborate French cuisine along with Swedish specialties such as reindeer and elk. The co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2003

Operakällaren
Operahuset
Stockholm, Sweden 11186
+46 8 676 58 00

Café Opera

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Restaurant | "Cafe Opera"

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Cafe Opera is the hipper younger sister of Opera Kallaren Restaurant(Opera Cellar) perhaps the most beautiful restaurant in Stockholm. It is ideally located just across the lake from the Grand Hotel inside the Opera House next to the Kungstratgarden. The ambience is rich on the border to snobbish, the location is beautiful. Once a place only for the beautiful, rich and famous, it now welcomes everyone. The food is delicious and Swedish cuisine is the chef's menu of choice for both lunch and dinner crowds. Very pricey, if you are on a budget the place can be lethal. There is a main dining and an outdoor seating. Our view of the park included children playing on a makeshift flying trampoline....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2003

Café Opera
Operahuset
Stockholm, Sweden 11186
+46 8 676 5800, 676

Shop till you drop !

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Attraction

Shop till you drop ! Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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Drottninggattan is a long cobblestone walking street/alley very popular with the locals. Start in the morning just north of Gamlastan (Old Town) next to the Parliament Bldg. Here you will find almost everything. There are sidewalk cafes, restaurants, small food stores, bookstores, and small boutiques as well as big chain stores like H & M, PUB, Brothers, and Ahlens City. Cross Kungsgattan (another bigger shopping street) and continue north, this is approximately 3 kilometers of shopping. For lunch, make a quick stop at one of the sidewalk cafes or a cozy restaurant. Then head back to Ahlens City at the corner of Drottinggattan and Kungsgattan. Ahlens City is a huge upscale department store wher...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2003

Shop till you drop !
Gamle Gatan & Norrmalm
Stockholm, Sweden

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No trip to Stockholm is complete without an excursion to the Archipelago. The Stockholm Archipelago has 24,000 islands and is a unique natural experience. You will see beautiful Islands, beaches, fjords, narrow channels and straits. Sandhamn is perhaps one of the best known excursion destinations. It is the centre for sailing. The Swedish Royal Yacht Club was established here 100 years ago and Sandhamn is now the home of the Royal Sailing Club. The island has about 100 permanent residents living in a very picturesque village with narrow alleys and closely built houses worth exploring. Near the harbor are a couple of hotels, small shops and restaurants. At night, these restaurants come alive wi...Read More