Places to visit in Стокгольм, Boo, Vaxholm, Resarö

Stockholm and Vaxholm August 12, 2022


The sea route from Stockholm to Vaxholm is an unforgettable experience. Here you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Stockholm archipelago. The journey begins in the very center of the city, where you can admire the stunning view of Stockholm from the deck of the ship.

As the ship weeds out of the city and into the archipelago, the landscape changes dramatically. Rocky islands with their pine trees and small cottages create a peaceful atmosphere. The water is calm and the summer sun gives the sea a deep blue color.

The sailing to Vaxholm takes about 45 minutes and includes several islands and islets where you can see historic cottages and summer houses. The route passes through narrow channels, small ports and harbors where boats of all shapes and sizes are moored.

All in all, the sailing route from Stockholm to Vaxholm is a great way to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of summer Sweden.

Arriving in Vaxholm, you plunge into the special atmosphere of island life.

Vaxholm is an island located about 30 km east of Stockholm. The island is a popular tourist destination, known for its picturesque old town, which has well-preserved wooden houses and cobbled streets. The island also has a well-preserved fortress built in the 16th century. The fortress is open to visitors and offers a glimpse into the military history of the island. Vaxholm is known for its seafood and traditional Swedish cuisine.

To end the day at sunset, kayaking through the canals and straits around the largest natural reserve in the Stockholm archipelago makes this day unforgettable.

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The statue of King Gustav III is located near the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The Swedish government commissioned it in 1816 in memory of King Gustav III, who ruled Sweden from 1771 until his death in 1792. Gustav III was born in Stockholm in 1746 and became King of Sweden in 1771. He was the eldest son of King Adolf Friedrich and Queen Louise Ulrika. Gustav III is known for his military successes during the Russo-Swedish War (1788-1790) and his efforts to reform the Swedish government. He was a patron of the arts and culture and is credited with helping to revive Swedish theater and opera. He was also a patron of the sciences and supported several expeditions to explore the Arctic. He was an advocate for the rights of the common people and sought to improve their living conditions. He was an Enlightenment monarch who believed in the power of reason and education to change society. He was assassinated on March 16, 1792 by a group of conspirators from noble Swedish families and his death marked the end of an era in Swedish history. Gustav is remembered for his contributions to the arts and culture, and for his efforts to modernize the Swedish polity.

The statue was created by the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste d'Hue and cast in bronze. It is considered one of the most important works of art from the early 19th century in Sweden. The statue is notable for its realistic depiction of the king and attention to detail. King Gustav III is depicted as a general and with a sword, a symbol of his military achievements. The statue was originally located opposite the Royal Palace, but was moved to its current location in 1853. The statue is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Stockholm and is also considered a symbol of the city.

From the statue of King Gustav III, Sergels torg and Slab rise deep into Gamla Stan - there is a big difference between these two names of the square. The first name mentions the most prolific architect of the Swedish capital. And the second speaks of the political activity of the Swedes. Usually there are strikes and demonstrations on this court. If political and social pickets are meant to attract the attention of governments, then sports fans fill the square to celebrate the victories of their sports idols. Most often it is the national hockey team "Three Crowns".

This place has the same and not very flattering reputation. In one of the main Swedish newspapers, you can sometimes read this: “People sell drugs and inject heroin in front of everyone at the Sergels market in Stockholm. The police and politicians keep promising to take action, but absolutely nothing is happening.” The drug trade around this square has been compared to coffee shops in Holland. However, there is a big difference: it is not legal here.

But ask any Stockholmer over 35 what Sergels torg reminds them of, and the answer is the same. They say Mary. Maria was an old woman. Every day, in any weather, she played the organol here, sang Christian songs and distributed homemade sandwiches to the poor. Until she passed away at the age of 84.

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Strömkajen is a sea pier located in Stockholm, Sweden. It is located on the city's waterfront, next to the Royal Palace and the Old Town. The dock is a popular spot for visitors to enjoy views of the city and surrounding waters. It is a starting point for boat tours of Stockholm and the archipelago. It is also a popular place for locals to take a walk and relax. From here we will go to Vaxholm.

But, before you book a trip online, go to the box office and pay attention to how they are decorated. Opened in 2013, these brass buildings have received several awards and have been nominated as the most beautiful buildings in Stockholm.

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Norrström is Lake Mälaren's main outlet to the Baltic Sea in central Stockholm. This strait was once a vital part of the city's economy as it transported goods and cargo throughout Stockholm. In the 19th century, Norrström was heavily polluted by industrial waste and sewage, which led to a decline in fish and other aquatic life. At the beginning of the 20th century, Stockholm made great efforts to clean up the strait and improve water quality. Today, the Norrström is considered one of the cleanest urban rivers in Europe and is home to a diverse population of fish and other aquatic life. During the summer, Norrström hosts several festivals and events, such as the Stockholm Water Festival.

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The Norström is also known as a tributary of the Stockholm Strait. It is a narrow waterway that connects the Baltic Sea to the Gulf of Bothnia, separating the Swedish capital Stockholm from the island of Södermalm. The strait has been an essential waterway for trade and transport since ancient times. During the Viking Age, the strait was used as the main trade route between Scandinavian settlements in the region and the rest of Europe. During the Middle Ages, the strait was controlled by the Hanseatic League, a powerful trading alliance of northern European cities. In the 16th century, the strait was the site of several naval battles between Sweden and Denmark during the Northern Seven Years' War. In the 18th century, the strait was used as a significant transportation route for timber and other raw materials that were in high demand during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the Stockholm Strait is a major shipping route and a popular boating and fishing destination. The Stockholm archipelago, a group of 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks, is located in the strait and is a popular tourist destination. The strait is also home to several historical and cultural sites, such as the Vasa Museum, located on the island of Djurgården, and the Skansen Open Air Museum.

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The Skeppsholmen Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Djurgardsbrunnsviken Bay in Stockholm, connecting the island of Skeppsholmen to the mainland. The bridge was designed by architect Sigurd Leverenz and was completed in 1956. It is considered an example of modernist architecture and one of the most beautiful bridges in Stockholm. The bridge is made of steel and concrete and is notable for its sleek, minimalist design. The bridge was built to replace the ferry service that connected the island to the mainland. The first bridge on this site was built in 1638-1640 at the expense of the Admiralty. It was wooden, stood on stilts and was movable. Later, a toll was introduced, which went to repair the bridge. Interestingly, 15 years after the operation, the new bridge became crooked due to design flaws. It was straightened and reinforced with missing diagonal braces. The bridge's railings are decorated with golden crowns, which sometimes become tourist souvenirs.

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The Reisen Hotel is located on the picturesque waterfront in the heart of Gamla Stan. The hotel's founding dates back to 1617, when Gustav Adolf ruled Sweden. It was the dawn of the northern capital. In the basement of a modern hotel, where the spa is located, you can see handmade bricks and cross vaults, as well as part of the old city walls of Stockholm from the late seventeenth century. In those days, women worked at construction sites because men went to the sea. Women made bricks, and one of the workers even left her mark (size 37) on one of the stones. Since then, much water has flowed under the bridge, and the building has served many functions, including being a coffee shop. It was run by the Dutchman Fredrik Reuss. From his surname came the current name of the hotel. For a long time, the building was a popular drinking establishment and a meeting place for poets and writers. Carl Michael Bellman, beloved by the Swedes, often visited here. He was known as a drunkard and a womanizer, which is reflected in his lyrics and is considered one of the reasons why his work is still a success. It is said that it was from here that Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat, went to the Arctic, where in 1893-1896 he tried to reach the North Pole with the help of a specially designed ship Fram, capable of withstanding the pressure of Arctic ice. By the way, a little-known fact. Nansen was a great human rights advocate and was instrumental in the development of the Nansen Passport, which was a document issued to stateless persons and was recognized by more than 50 countries. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work on behalf of refugees. However, perhaps the most famous attraction of the hotel are six rooms with a balcony overlooking the rooftops. This gives the feeling that you are the hero of the children's books "Karlsson on the Roof" by Astrid Lindgren.

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The sailboat Chapman is a popular attraction on Skeppsholmen Island in Stockholm, Sweden. This is a full-scale replica of an 18th-century ship built in the early 20th century by naval architect and shipbuilder Colin Archer. The original boat was used for coastal trade and was completed in 1762. The replica was built by a group of enthusiasts to preserve traditional shipbuilding methods and is now considered a cultural heritage. The sailboat is open to the public, and visitors can explore the inside of the ship and learn about its history. The vessel is moored at the Skeppsholmen Museum, located on Skeppsholmen Island in Stockholm. The island is also home to several other museums and cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art and Architecture. The island can be reached on foot, by bike or by boat from the city centre. It is a popular place for visitors to experience the history and culture of Stockholm and provides an excellent opportunity to see the city from a different perspective.

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Despite the outward calmness of the waters, Norrström is known for its strong currents, especially in the area where it flows through the city centre. This is the westernmost part of the Mälaren Salt Lake, whose waters flow through Norström and Söderström into the Baltic Sea. This creates dangerous currents and whirlpools. There is no formal distinction between the waters, and there are different opinions about where the boundaries of fresh and saltwater lie. Several hydroelectric power plants on Norrström use the energy of the rapids of the river to generate electricity.

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Cape Valdemar is a small cape on Djurgården Island in Stockholm, Sweden. This is a popular spot for visitors to enjoy views of the city and surrounding waters. The cape is home to several historic sites, including the Waldemarsudde Palace and Prince Eugene's Waldemarsudde Art Museum. The museum's name combines Waldemar, an old German aristocratic male character, and udde, meaning cloak. Djurgården is a popular tourist destination with several museums and other attractions, such as the Vasa Museum and the Skansen Open Air Museum. It is easily accessible by public transport or foot/bike from the city centre.

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An impressive building rises on the southern shore of the Stockholm Strait. This is Danvikshem. Nursing home. It is located in Naka, a suburb of Stockholm, on Finnbodaberget, a hill overlooking Salzjon Bay, between Henriksborg, Danvikstrand, Salzjon, Finnboda and Villans School. The building belongs to one of the oldest nursing home institutions in Sweden, known since 1551. Modern Dunwicksham was built on the site of Dunviken Hospital, which closed in 1915. The nursing home is run by the non-profit organisation Stiftelsen Dalvik Hospital, founded in 1666. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, providing a peaceful and serene environment for residents. It is also known for its beautiful architecture. Foundation work began in 1892. The construction was completed in 1912-1915 in the national romantic style. The monumental building with a magnificent location at the entrance to the city harbour was designed to impress with its scope and grandeur. The building was planned to accommodate more than 400 residents.

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The Stora Sickla farm originally owned the area where the Naka area is today. In the 1860s, some plots of Saltsjön were set aside for summer recreation. These were the lands of Gustafshög, Jakobsdal, Augustendal and Ellensvik. In 1899 Augustendahl and Jakobsdal were bought by the industrial pioneer J.W. Swenson. He wanted to build a car factory there. However, keeping up with developments in the automotive industry was more challenging than it seemed. Instead of building cars, Swenson started building kerosene engines. The production of Svenson under the Avance brand soon became very successful. In 1916 Swenson's factory employed 500 people and became the largest in Sweden. Most employees lived in their own homes, and Swenson helped them set up cooperative businesses. Despite the concern for employees, after bankruptcy, in 1922, the company was taken over by a bank until it acquired new owners in the form of an assembly factory for DKW, Dodge, and then for Mercedes. Gradually, the plant was taken over by Gunnar Philipson. His wife Martha Philipson inherited her husband's business empire in 1970. In 1976, the company was taken over by the Swedish Volkswagen. The end of the twentieth century was marked by an increased demand for real estate and the new company Arcona was created around the interests of real estate, and the automobile company became a subsidiary.

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To the south of the fairway is the Nyckelviken Nature Reserve, a protected area in Västerbotten. The reserve is known for its diverse landscape, which includes wetlands, forests, and a variety of wildlife. Elk, beaver, lynx and various birds, such as osprey and white-tailed eagles, live here. The reserve has many hiking trails, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The reserve includes the cultural landscape around the estate of Stora Nykelviken. It is bounded on the west by Jarlaberg and the oil harbour of Bergs, on the south by Vermdölden and on the east by Skara.

In the centre of the reserve is the estate Stora Nyckelviken, built in the 1740s for the summer holidays of Hermann Petersen, director of the East India Company. In the 1760s, the new owner, the French ambassador Louis Auguste le Tonellier de Breteuil, built the so-called billiard house there. The estate also adjoins two outbuildings, painted in red, an octagonal gazebo, a garden, a stable and a barn, all surrounded by a natural park.

Of the special representatives of flora and fauna in the reserve, there are several old oaks, where barn owls and wood pigeons nest. Among the plants there is a large area of the plague St. John's wort, which has been used as a medicinal plant since the Middle Ages. Samples of free-living Adam and Eve orchids can be found in the meadows.

In the bay itself, where the main route of the ships passes, there are at least seven wrecks listed in the register of the National Antiquities Administration. On the eastern shore of the bay is Fredriksvik, which includes several houses sandwiched between high mountains and Salt Lake in the northeast corner of the reserve. The only trail to Fredriksvik passes through the damp and fern-rich valley of Helvetesholet. In the northwestern part of the nature reserve is Roosendalsravinen, surrounded by deciduous forest. A small stream flows through the gorge, flowing into the Salt Lake.

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Hasseludden is a district in the municipality of Bu in Naka County. It is bordered to the north by the Baltic Sea and to the south by Skarpneskogen. There are several exciting and well-preserved villas here, the so-called “summer pleasures”, which are typical of the old real estate in the Stockholm archipelago. Large lake areas characterise this property, lush gardens and ornate panel architecture with large verandas facing the water (punch verandas). Among the well-preserved villas of Hasseludden are the Villa Alfiddan and the Villa Gustafshall. The latter was built as a summer residence for the Stockholm merchant G. T. Flodman around 1865. At the end of the 18th century, there was a popular inn by Hasseludden's pier. Today the hotel is closed, and the pier is used as a pier for the regular river trams of the Stockholm archipelago. Visible here is Villa Folkvang, a white Art Nouveau villa with Norwegian influences designed by architect Folke Zettervoll as his own summer residence.

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Vaxholm Pier is a ferry terminal located in the city of Vaxholm, on the island of the same name in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden. The pier is a transport hub for transporting passengers and vehicles to nearby islands. It is also a popular destination for travelers, offering stunning views of the nearby islands and the sea. There is a small shop and a restaurant at the terminal. Visitors can take a boat tour from the pier to explore the nearby islands and see the beautiful scenery.

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Vaxholm is a city located in the Stockholm archipelago; it is the administrative centre of the municipality of Vaxholm. Vaxholm Castle is a fortress situated on an island in the Stockholm archipelago; it was built in the 16th century to protect Stockholm from incursions by foreign powers. The castle was of strategic importance due to its location on the island, which made it difficult for enemy ships to approach.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, Vaxholm Castle was expanded and strengthened, and it played a significant role in defence of Stockholm during the Russo-Swedish War of 1590-1595. The castle was also used as a prison in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today Vaxholm Castle is a popular tourist attraction, open for tours and exhibitions.

Vaxholm is also a popular tourist destination due to its picturesque surroundings, charming wooden houses and beautiful archipelago. In summer, visitors can enjoy boat trips, swimming and fishing, while winter is a popular destination for ice skating and cross-country skiing.

The Vaxholm cable ferry connects the island with the castle. The ferry is driven by an electric motor. It pulls a cable from the pier to the wharf attached to the ferry. The engine does not use fuel, emits no exhaust gases and is silent. This perfectly matches the fragile natural environment of the archipelago.

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Gustav Vasa was King of Sweden from 1523 to 1560. He was the founder of the Vasa dynasty and is considered one of the most critical figures in Swedish history. During his reign, he sought to strengthen royal power and weaken the influence of the Catholic Church in Sweden. He ordered the construction of Vaxholm Castle (Kastellet Vaxholm) in 1544 to protect Stockholm from foreign invasions. The castle was built on an island, which made it difficult for enemy ships to approach. Construction was completed in 1556, during the reign of his son Eric XIV. It quickly became clear that the fortress of Vaxholm, with its garrison, could not function wholly isolated from the outside world. It would help if you had a city nearby to supply the fortress with provisions and provide services. Thus, Vasa exchanged land with Per Brahe the Elder, who had to leave Vaksholm and receive land and farms in the Eastern Raid. At first, the inhabitants were forcibly relocated to the island from the grounds of Lanna, Fretun, Rial and Vermdo. Most often, they were poor people who did not have a job. Each family received an allotment of land, timber and tow to build a tiny house. From this grew the city of Vaxholm.

The current fortress on the island is named Fortress Oscar-Fredriksborg and was built between 1867 and 1877. It was dug into the rocks and surrounded by a thick barrier layer and armoured plating. This is one of the first state fortresses of outposts in Sweden. This fortress replaced the Vaxholm citadel on the main line of defence of Stockholm along its sea bays. Fortress remained on active duty until World War II.

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The fortress of Fredriksborg was built in the Oxdüpet Strait on the coast of the island of Värmdö between 1724 and 1735, which radically improved the defence of the Stockholm archipelago. Towers were built around the fortress, and their shape and size was a gallery for shooters, designed so that the cannons could fire in three directions through each gun slot. The beginning of the fortress's history was laid by Gustav Vasa in 1548 when he ordered to fill the Oksjupet strait with stones. This forced all ships to take a narrow route past the heavily fortified Vaxholm.

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Swedish public toilets are known for their cleanliness and convenience. Each cubicle is like a separate room. Everything is well-built and solid. The bathrooms are well-maintained and equipped with modern amenities. Most public toilets in Sweden have changing tables and facilities for people with disabilities.

One feature considered unique in Sweden is the "dricka och tvätta" (drink and wash) stations. These are street fountains with drinking water and sinks for washing hands; this is a common sight in public places and parks. They are popular with people who want to refill their water bottles or wash their hands.

Another feature unique to Sweden is the "sittpott" toilets with built-in seats; it is designed to be easy for children to use.

Finally, Swedish public toilets often feature "papperslös" (paperless) bathrooms; these are toilets that do not use toilet paper but instead use a water jet or bidet for washing; this is a more environmentally friendly solution.

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Kastellet has Sweden's most extensive collection of naval mines. But the museum would not be complete if it were only about the property of the Navy. Here is a collection and exhibition of coastal artillery. The Swedish Coastal Artillery (KA) was founded in 1902 by combining the artillery crews of Waksholm or Karlskrona and is equipped with an anti-mine defence system outside the fleet. In 2000, the coastal artillery was disbanded and transformed into the Amphibious Corps. Since the dawn of naval warfare, there have been two different basic types of minelaying, namely, uncontrolled and, accordingly, controlled methods. Uncontrolled, each detonator is set without communication with land or other mines. Unguided mining does not distinguish between own ships and enemy targets. These mines are maintained and laid by the fleet in case of full mobilisation or total war. Controlled mining has a cable connection to the ground for each mine. The advantage of controlled mining is that the explosion is controlled from land. Security can be provided for the passage of own ships, and detonation can be controlled as the mine approaches enemy targets. Guided mines were completed and installed by coastal artillery units. The mine garden displays coastal artillery mines of various models, among which are a mine anchor and a mine buoy. The exhibition features Sweden's oldest naval mine, model 1831

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Most of the artillery pieces displayed in the museum were produced by AB Bofors, a Swedish arms manufacturer founded in 1873. It is noteworthy that Alfred Nobel owned the concern. The plant leaves its steelmaking past in two small forges that worked near the Bufors farm, which determined the name.

A high green carriage carries a 15 cm howitzer of the 1919 model. They became the main guns of mobile coastal artillery. Howitzer weight: 1200 kg. Range: 13,000 m. Construction: Bofors

75-mm anti-aircraft gun model 1915-1923 It became the first anti-aircraft gun of the Coastal Artillery. The aiming mount was improved in 1923. Gun weight: 1055 kg. Range: 8500 m. Construction: Bofors

In the 1980s, Beaufort was embroiled in a major scandal involving the sale of artillery systems to the Government of India. The scandal was linked to allegations of bribery and corruption in awarding the contract to Bofors. The scandal contributed to the defeat of the ruling government in India and led to the condemnation of several individuals, including former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Despite the scandal, Bofors continues to operate as a successful weapons manufacturer, including artillery systems, anti-tank weapons and naval guns. Translated with Google Translate

The central tower of the fortress is its hallmark. It was used as an observation deck and an ammunition depot. The fortress served military purposes until the early 20th century when it was used as a prison and juvenile detention centre.

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From the observation deck of the main tower of the Vaxholm Fortress, you can see the western part of the Stockholm archipelago, the nearby island of Vaxholm and the city of Vaxholm. A strait separates the fortress and the town, which used to replace navigation in the opposite channel since it was littered with stones and blocked with chains. It remained closed to navigation until 1870. Today, Oksdupet, located five kilometres east of Vaxholm, is the gateway for all large ships to Stockholm.

A round bastion tower is a type of fortification, usually with a circular or polygonal shape and prominent bastions or projecting structures used for defensive purposes.

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The parade ground is the central courtyard of the fortress. The square is surrounded by several buildings, including the main tower, and offers great views of the fortress and the surrounding archipelago. The square is also a popular venue for concerts and festivals. From here, a sightseeing tour goes to the southwestern battery - a fortification located on the southern tip of the fortress. It was built at the end of the 19th century and was equipped with heavy artillery to protect the entrance to Vaxholm harbor. Battery is a well-preserved example of military architecture from the late 19th century. Four 57-mm cannons of the 1889 model form the salute battery of the fortress. The salute battery was used until 2006. The national salute and the royal salute contains 21 volleys. It shakes the air on the occasion of the birth of heirs to the throne, on the occasion of the death of a monarch, and on the accession of a new monarch to the throne. Only in the case of accession to the throne, the salute includes two rounds of volleys. Salute gun weight: 340 kg (950 kg including carriage and shield) Firing range: 3500 m Construction: Stockholm arms factory.

Also in the bastion is a 23-cm bomb cannon of the 1854 model "Wahrendorffare". This was the first breech-loading cannon. Her tests took place here, in the fortress, in 1842. In the mid-1800s, breech-loading guns were introduced into service. They replaced muzzle-loading guns everywhere. The idea itself was not new, but previously used systems were ineffective. Reverse (breech-loading) loading has several advantages. The projectile can accurately enter the barrel and seal it, resulting in better shooting accuracy and increased firepower. Artillery crews work faster, because it becomes easier to load and unload a gun, especially when it comes to a gun turret in a tight bastion. The gun was built at the Akera gun factory. It has a smooth barrel and rear loading. Gun weight: 4080 kg. Firing range: 1200 meters.

The memorial wall is dedicated to artillery soldiers who died in various situations over more than a hundred years of the existence of the coastal artillery unit.

Cafe Castellet is a famous and popular place offering a variety of food and drinks, as well as a cosy corner in the shade of the fortress walls. The menu includes traditional Swedish dishes such as meatballs, smoked salmon and lingonberries, sandwiches, pastries and coffee. Cafe Castellet can be an excellent place to relax after visiting the fortress, where you can enjoy a meal and relax.

In the fortress next to the cafe, there is a gallery of Lena Linderholm. Lena Linderholm is one of the most beloved Scandinavian artists. She creates her unique artistic expression with a distinct flavour of Provence. Colourful and cheerful paintings, fabrics, ceramics and books characterise Lena's artistry. The motifs are usually flowers and fruits of various kinds. Welcome, be inspired and relax.

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This little wooden house is just a gem to while away the waiting for the ferry. It was prepared in 2012 by the inhabitants of the island with the wish pleasant discoveries for visitors to the fortress while waiting for the ferry to Vaxholm. During the construction of this tiny house, the walls were designed to become an exhibition of letters and documents that tell the history of the fortress through the stories of ordinary people. For example, "MAK" in army jargon is civilian clothing. Or the story of two civilian families living on the island in East and South Donyonen. In addition to all the soldiers, several more officer families lived on the island. The photograph on the far left of the side wall shows the three children of the de Rohn family playing in Vestra Garden. Photo Junkers Premium with his wife watching the game. Hanging from the ceiling is one of the many fishing nets he owned. Painting with the text "ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION 1947", timed to coincide with the celebration of the tercentenary of Vaxholm. And only after 47 years they suddenly celebrated "VAKSHOLM 450 YEARS"! Of course, time flies by! However, these anniversaries have their history. The fact is that the island and the city of Vaxholm have a different number of years. In 1544, the Riksdag of Western under Gustav Vasa decided that Vaxholmen, i.e. the island on which you are now, would be fortified (a small handwritten sheet tells this on the wall by the window). And in 1647 the city received city rights from Queen Christina. The bottle on the shelf contains a letter written by little Jørgen Swinningeddu in 1983. He is looking for "brides aged 5-7". The bottle was found on Renholmen 20 years later. In 1965, another Jorgen sent a postcard from Vaxholm to his mother in Karlsborg. She did not reach the addressee and returned back after 32 years.

Cronhamns Gata is a street located in Vaxholm, Sweden. This is a residential street that is not connected to Vaxholm Fortress. On it you can find many beautiful country summer houses.

Even such a seemingly simple outdoor toilet is clean, tidy, comfortable and smells good.

The Rindo redoubt was built between 1858 and 1864 to defend the strait in conjunction with the Vaxholm citadel and Cronudden battery. This is part of the defence of the Vaxholm Sea Routes. Rideau redoubt surrounded by ramparts and protected by stone blocks to be invisible from the sea.

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Norrhamnen is a picturesque residential quarter of Vaxholm, which until recently maintained a traditional way of life. Until the middle of the twentieth century, about 1000 inhabitants lived in Vaxholm, of which 150 were employed in the sturgeon fishery. Fishing was very active until the middle of the 20th century. Fishing boats used before the introduction of engines around 1950 were long, narrow, open rowboats "boats" 6.8 meters long and 1.7 meters wide. All of them were built in Vaxholm. The boats were very easy to steer, they had sails. Before the advent of steamboats in the 1850s, two people could take such a boat to Stockholm round trip in about 6-8 hours. There were seven/eight fishing families in Norramnen, who formed the entire economic backbone of the settlement. Translated with Google Translate

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Until the middle of the twentieth century, interruptions in drinking water were a significant and constant problem for the inhabitants of Vaxholm. In the 1860s, there were about ten municipal wells in the city, with personalized names such as "Serkes-Kalla" and "Engens-Pyarla". In addition, there were about the same number of private wells. The city was, as it were, divided into different aquifer zones, with invisible yet tangible boundaries. Everyone who drew water knew where their own pump was and where the municipal pump was, and woe was to those who made a mistake or exceeded the limit. "Pour yourself your water" was a common expression in Vaxholm. In 1906, there were about 15 municipal pumps in the city and many private ones. The Kronemna Pump was one such private speakers. Today it is sometimes used by gardeners. It was installed at the turn of the century, in 1900. People claimed that the taste of the water in the wells was different. The best taste of water has a well "Banbrunnen". It is located on the corner of Badhusgatan and Torggatan. The worst taste is the well of old people Fattigstugan to Kungsgatan and Hamngatan. In the twentieth century, new times came and brought water pipes and electricity to the city. Most of the wells were filled with stones, and the pumps were torn down. The "Kronemna pump" is one of the few available pumps left in the city, after almost 120 years of service, to the delight of residents and visitors.

The area around Fiskaregatan and Kronhamnsgatan streets, the oldest district of Vaxholm. Some houses have been standing here since the 18th century. Many artists have found their inspiration here, and fishermen have lived here for generations. Now they are gone, but several artists still live in houses along the alleys.

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If you haven't dined at this cafe, you haven't been to Vaxholm. Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café is part of the Vaxholm heritage community and offers traditional Swedish food and pastries. The restaurant is located in a historic building that dates back to the 19th century and has a charming atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a meal or coffee surrounded by historical artefacts and exhibits showcasing local culture and history.

The cafe is open on weekends in May and daily from 1 June to September.

The most popular is Skagen Toast. Homemade Skagen pastry with hand-peeled shrimp served on toast with lemon and a sprig of dill.

Cold-smoked salmon with dill stewed potatoes Norwegian fjord salmon with homemade dill stewed potatoes served with a lemon slice and a sprig of dill.

Shrimp Salad Hembygdsgården Hand-peeled shrimp, egg, lettuce, baby spinach, tomato, cucumber, melon and paprika, served with Rhode Island sauce.

Smoked prawns with fried sourdough bread and homemade garlic aioli sauce.

Chevre Chaud Grilled goat cheese with baked beets and caramelised walnuts on fried sourdough bread and seasonal salad.

Småland cheese strips with stewed port, capers and beets.

Waffles with fresh berries, raspberry jam and cream.

Pancakes with fresh berries, raspberry jam and cream.


Shrimp Sandwich Hand-peeled shrimp on tea cake with lettuce, mayonnaise, egg, tomato, cucumber, lemon and dill sprig.

Sturgeon sandwich Grilled marinated sturgeon fillet with lettuce, red onion and dill on organic sourdough bread baked in a stone oven.

Very very bon appetit!!!

Many believe that the first church of Vaksholm, dedicated to St. Peter, stood on this site. It was build in the seventeenth century.

In 1760 the foundation of the Waxholm Church was laid. Architects Adelcrantz and Olof Tempelman designed the Art Nouveau church. The building was completed in 1803 and was named Church of Gustav Adolf. The nave is large and the only one with a shallow transept and a capacity for about 450 people.

Rådhusgatan is one of the typical streets of the new city. Its length is only 700 meters.

The sale of alcohol in Sweden is strictly controlled. There are special shops. But this slogan deserves special attention: We never try to force you to buy more than you planned. But we are happy to provide tips and advice highlighting your dinner, whether it concerns food and drinks or hosting guests.

By the way, only here I saw a three-hundred-millilitre bottle of whiskey.

There is nothing better than a street market. Street markets in Sweden typically sell a variety of goods including fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheeses, pastries and handicrafts. But there are also spontaneous farmers' markets. Not everywhere there will be only local products, but berries, mushrooms - always their own.

Hamngatan is a street in the city of Vaxholm, located in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. This is one of the main streets of the city, surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Visitors can find many shops selling clothes, souvenirs and other items. There are also several restaurants and cafes on Hamngathan serving traditional Swedish food and drinks.

Hamngatan is also a showcase or exhibition alley of Vaxholm.

Skargården is a district in the city of Vaxholm located in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. This is a picturesque area known for its charming wooden houses and picturesque views. Skarkgården is a popular place for boating, fishing and other water sports.

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Kayaking in Sweden is a popular outdoor activity that allows people to explore the country's beautiful lakes, rivers and archipelagos. Sweden has a wide range of waterways, from fast-moving rivers to calm lakes and the thousands of islands in the Stockholm archipelago.

There are many kayak rental companies and tour operators in Sweden that offer guided kayak tours and equipment rentals with varying levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. Some of them also provide multi-day trekking and kayak trips, which are a great way to explore remote and unspoilt areas of the country. Kayaking is usually available from spring to autumn, depending on weather conditions.

Safety vests and briefing, independent removal of the boat from the garage and preparation for the swim are an integral part of the fun. It is better to choose a boat for two, and not for one - this gives stability. The swivel keel is located at the rear and is controlled by the pedals of the second rider.

The most crucial moment is launching. First, the front rider sits down, while the second keeps the boat from the pier. Then their functions change, and only the first rider holds the berth.

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The winter season of the archipelago, oddly enough, is not a dead season. Between September and May, there are winter kayak tours. From May to September, the kayaking and activity centre is open daily, and we invite you to visit us. We recommend booking your adventure in advance. The site says:

We offer archipelago outdoor recreation, kayaks and high-quality equipment, and competent and friendly staff who provide service and care to make our guests feel comfortable, and safe and have positive experiences and memories.

Everything is so, except for two Polish employees—arrogant, boorish guys trying to represent themselves as Norwegians.

Times: weekdays 10 00-18 00 Sat-Sun and public holidays 10:00-17:00

Visit our website for more information: Email: Phone: 08 541 37790

We sail around the island of Kulla. Kulla Norkulla is a district located in the city of Vaxholm, Sweden. It is known for its beautiful wooden houses and peaceful atmosphere. Kulla Norkulla is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and fishing.

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A small bay off the coast of the Bogesund nature reserve. Great place for photos. Bogesundslandet was established as a nature reserve in 2015 and made up half of the total area of the municipality of Vaxholm. There are walking, riding and cycling trails. In winter, the golf course turns into a cross-country skiing area. Ancient oaks, lindens and pines alternate in reserve with fields and pastures. Bogesundslandet has several designated swimming and picnic areas with fire pits and shelters.

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Another bay, where it's time to drink coffee with cookies and perform the Fika ritual, which is almost sacred in Sweden.

Fika is a traditional Swedish coffee break, often accompanied by pastries or other treats. It is an essential part of Swedish culture and is often used as an opportunity to hang out with friends or colleagues. It is often used as a verb meaning "to drink coffee" or "to take a break". Fika can be enjoyed alone or in a company and any setting, both at home and work. It's not just about coffee. It's time to relax and enjoy a sweet treat with friends and colleagues.

The day is waning, by the way. In summer in Sweden, it is late evening hours. We completed our journey around the island and returned to the pier.

It is essential to pull the kayaks to the pier. Dry the oars. Do not forget to withdraw from unique hermetically sealed vaults the personal belongings and phones. And admire the sunset reflected in gold in the coastal grove.

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There is nothing better than a bath after kayaks. Bath in Swedish sounds like Bastu.

Of course, the Swedish bath is a sauna, but this culture comes from Finland.

A sauna is a small room or house designed for people to sit or recline while sweating, usually at high temperatures. This is a traditional Finnish practice adopted by many cultures worldwide, including Sweden. Saunas have been used for centuries for various purposes, including relaxation, hygiene, and as a way to prepare for physical activity.

Saunas have a long history in Sweden, dating back to the Viking Age. Initially, they were used for practical purposes such as laundry and bleaching, but over time they have become a place to relax and socialise. Saunas are an essential part of Swedish culture today and are commonly found in homes, gyms and public spaces. Many Swedes consider the sauna a way of life and often go to the sauna regularly with friends and family.

It is also a common practice to jump into cold water after a sauna, which is believed to have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and enhance feelings of well-being.

Sweden's sauna culture is not only popular with locals but is also gaining popularity among tourists visiting the country.

Yes, we enjoyed jumping into the water after the sauna. It was wonderful!

While waiting for the bus mosquitoes raged.

Around Stockholm, life stops early. In the evening, people go home or sit on summer verandas extended into the water. Shops and malls close at eight or nine in the evening.

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From here, the metro will take us to the centre of Stockholm. The station is called Morby Centrum and is located in Morby, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. The red line of the Stockholm metro T11 serves this town. The station was opened in 1975 as part of the extension of the Red Line from the center of Mörby to Ropsten. The station is located in the Danderyd area and is considered an important transport hub in the area. The station is also close to the Morby Centrum shopping center, which is one of the largest shopping malls in the Stockholm area. There are also several bus routes that connect Morby Centrum metro station with other parts of Stockholm, making it a convenient place for both commuting and shopping.

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