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Have you stopped marvelling and started shopping?

A light-flooded summer dream or a cozy winter fairy tale: Stockholm's Old Town with its orange, red and yellow houses makes such an enchanted impression that you would almost expect to see trolls and elves pop up out of nowhere.

But they would not be as sinister as in the fairy tales – their cave would be furnished with a Billy shelf and they would be dressed in Fillipa K’s best! Myths and legends are now history.  The Swedes are busy creating the next tend – and act as an example for all of Europe.  A basis for Stockholm-Syndrome. They break new ground in fashion and furniture design. They are child-friendly, emancipated and social conscious.  Also exemplary is their openness, tolerance and their environmental awareness. Are they too good to be true? Maybe, but Stockholm shapes the world its way and the rest of us can only watch and marvel – at one of the cleanest large cities in the  world; at the small boutiques and big labels; at over 24,000 small islands - and at a city that is completely free of heavy industry. Kurt Tucholsky encapsulated the magic of the city with the following words: “Stockholm is beautiful. Seaside cities are always beautiful.”

 

www.stockholmtown.com

Country

Sweden

Language

Swedish

co-ordinates

59° 19' N, 18° 03' E

altitude

15m

area

187 km²

population

795,163

currency

Sw. Krona

time zone

UTC

dialling code

+46-8