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Lund: Swedens historic gem

Travel Tips for Area: Lund
Lund: Swedens historic gem

The pretty-as-a-postcard town of Lund, in Southern Sweden (just a hop away from Copenhagen), is considered the historic pulse of the country and indeed stands on the ruins of its very oldest settlement. Whilst up until the late 90s it was thought the town’s origins dated back only a few centuries, latest archaeological digs discovered treasures dating back to the first millenia. But wait...there’s more! Lund is also a hub of effervescent modernity, being home to the largest university in the country and the home-base of some of Sweden’s most famous high-tech companies, including Sony Ericsson. So while Lind is a spectacular holiday destination for history buffs, it also offers an unparalleled and eclectic mix of old and new, classic and avant-garde. Book your Swedish holiday rental apartment in Lund and discover how this central city can offer you a Pandora’s Box of attractions: from medieval museums to super-trendy cafes’, natural city oasis along with the grandest cathedral in Sweden. History of Lund The oldest recorded traces of Lund as an important hub bate back to 1100, when the city became the seat for the Scandinavian Archbishop. The stupendous Lund Cathedral, the most visited in Sweden, was built as a consequence of ...

Fantastic Attractions near Aspudden, Stockholm

Travel Tips for Area: Aspudden
Fantastic Attractions near Aspudden, Stockholm

Every holiday to Stockholm is bound to be an exciting and fun adventure, yet you may want to consider staying just out of town to enjoy some wonderful, and suburban, peace and quiet. While the city centre is abuzz with tourists and locals alike almost 24 hours a day in summer (does it ever get dark here?), enjoying some suburban bliss may be just what you need during your next vacation. Aspudden, just a few kms south of Stockholm city centre, is one of the trendiest areas of Stockholm and home to a vast array of cafés, restaurants and shops to keep you well entertained on those evening walks. The leafy and elegant suburb makes for a brilliant accommodation choice, especially when on a family vacation. Getting into town, and to Stockholm’s superlative attractions, is easy peasy and requires a mere 20min metro ride. Having said that, the surrounding areas also offer plenty of diversions, so book your holiday rental apartment in Aspudden and check out what great fun can be had in this neck of the Swedish woods. Gamla Stan                                                                                            Stockholm’s Old Town Centre is perfectly located between Aspudden and the city centre, making it an easy and convenient stop ...

Östermalm’s Best Attractions, Stockholm

Travel Tips for Area: Ostermalm
Östermalm’s Best Attractions, Stockholm

Some of the most prestigious suburbs of capitals all over the world boast quite dubiously humble beginnings, yet none of them could even compare to Östermalm. The most expensive and fashionable Stockholm area started out as a cow shed! The entire suburb was completely dedicated to keeping of the royal cattle back in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, with residential developments here not starting until the late 1800s. Luckily for locals (and visitors) the associated wafting smells are long gone, and the only ‘treasures’ you’ll stumble upon here are opulent mansions, grandiose villas and some of the trendiest boutiques in the entire country. The leafy suburb is a divine choice for anyone wanting to experience the un-touristy, yet very authentic, side of Stockholm. Book your holiday rental in Östermalm and see how the other half lives in Stockholm. While you’re out and about exploring the city’s best sites, don’t miss visiting the following superlative attractions in your own backyard. Swedish Museum of Natural History, Frescativägen 40 Found next to Stockholm University on the northern fringe of Östermalm, the most fascinating Swedish Museum of Natural History showcases collections of fossils, animals and plants from every corner of the globe. Collections date back hundreds ...

Luxury Scandinavian Boutiques in Ostermalm, Stockholm

Travel Tips for Area: Ostermalm
Luxury Scandinavian Boutiques in Ostermalm, Stockholm

The Ostermalm area of Stockholm is amongst the most exclusive areas in the city and a perfect one to choose as a base to discover Stockholm. There are countless streets lined with quite fantastic shops selling items of varying nature. Not only can you find a string of top end designer cloth shops, there are also a collection of other boutiques to choose from, making this area one of the most popular for shopping with visitors to the city. Below are some of the luxury boutiques worth visiting and some streets where you may find a number of boutiques in a cluster.Svenskt TennWeb: www.svenskttenn.seIt seems fitting, what with Sweden’s association with furniture, to start this summary by mentioning a luxury furnishings boutique which can be found in Ostermalm. This is a well established shop which has been the pilgrimage of many interior design lovers. The furniture and decor on sale here are unique and of genuine quality.MalmstenbutikenAddress: Strandvägen 5bCarl Malmsten, the celebrated interior designer who opened this store, did so with a vision of restoring traditional Swedish craftsmanship. Today, after a full refurbishment programme, the shop sells top quality interior design items. The shop is considerably bigger than the small ...

Must visit shops in Vasastan, Stockholm

Travel Tips for Area: Vasastan
Must visit shops in Vasastan, Stockholm

If someone asked you to think of the countries you most associate with furniture design and production it is very likely that you would include Sweden in your list. It is no surprise therefore that Stockholm has a number of quality of furniture design shops. If you chose to rent a holiday apartment in Stockholm Vasastan then make sure you visit some of these incredible furniture design and accessories shops. Design House StockholmAddress: Smålandsgatan 11This large shop is an absolute interior design haven. Alongside top quality furniture you can find a whole host of accessories and household items to transform your home. The furniture ranges from genuinely luxurious recliner chairs to subtle yet classy dining furniture. This shop prides itself on the concept that eccentric furniture is not a shield for quality.ROOMAddress: RörstrandsgatanThis is another furniture and interior design shop in the Vasastan area which is an absolute must for anyone looking to take home a unique piece of decor. The items on sale here are varied in style, with some classic recreations of historic household items and colourful more contemporary items all within metres of each other. The shop is spacious and light which gives you plenty of time ...

Scandinavian restaurants in Kungsholmen, Stockholm

Travel Tips for Area: Kungsholmen
Scandinavian restaurants in Kungsholmen, Stockholm

If you have booked your holiday apartment in Stockholm Kungsholmen you don't need to walk very far to treat yourself to a fabulous Scandinavian dinner experience. Typical Scandinavian food often includes herrings, smoked salmon, meat, salad, cheeses and of course rye bread. Below are some top Scandinavian restaurants on the small island of Kungsholmen in Stockholm. Make sure you try them while on holidays in Stockholm!Stadshuskällaren (Hantverkargatan 1 - tel: +46 8 506 322 00)The food and ambience at Stadshuskällaren are exceptional. The restaurant hosts a number of high profile events in Stockholm at which exclusive guests experience the best in Scandinavian dining, as served here since 1901. The same menu used at these events is available to guests as well as a range of other traditional dishes. The restaurant also does a delicious breakfast.Restaurang Salt (Hantverkargatan 34 - tel: +46 8 652 11 00)Enjoy great views over the harbour and sit on the terrace in the summer. Restaurang Salt offers dishes from around the world but also typical Scandinavian dishes and seafood. Situated in the Laholmen Hotel, you will be siotting amongst tourists and locals.Restaurang Flemings (Fleminggatan 2-4 - tel: +46 8-508 267 09)This is a very large restaurant ...

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