Stockholm, Beauty On Water.
Spread across 14 islands, and referred to by many as "Venice of the North", Stockholm is known for its open water and canal like passages, colourful buildings, and grand architecture. The surrounding water and beautiful sights, combined with its relative smallness, makes it an ideal place to explore by foot.
The number one attraction, Gamla Stan/The Old Town, dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture.
As The Old Town has never been destroyed in a war it is unique in the sence that you can see houses and buildings that are still standing as they once were built. They span the time from the 14:th century until the 20:th century with the majority being built in the 17 - 18:th century.
On the northeastern side of The Old Town lies The Royal Palace overlooking the entrance to Stockholm by water, as one of the largest royal palaces in the world still in use for its original purpose.
Neighbouring The Royal Palace is The House of Nobility, The Parliament Building, The Royal Opera House, Grand Hotel (where the dignitaries stay during the Nobel Prize ceremony), National Museum of Art, The King's Garden, and City Hall (This is where the Nobel Prize dinner is held).
As you can see there is plenty to discover, and all within convenient walking distance, a receipe for a great day out.