Göteborg is a city on the Swedish west coast at the mouth of Göta river and just inside a marvelous archipelago. Göteborg was founded in 1621 and through the years has grown to a city with 550 000 inhabitants; the second largest city in Sweden. It encompasses the largest harbor in Scandinavia. Two universities are situated within the city, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology with almost 50 000 students together. Gothenburg is proud of its opera house and its concert hall. It has a lively and diverse theatrical, music and exhibitions scene.
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Greeters are volunteers who are passionate about sharing their love for their city with visitors from around the world. A Greeter will take you on a 2-4 hours walk in the city free-of-charge, showing you places, neighborhoods, and off-the-beaten-track spots. You will see the city through the eyes of a local while hearing personal stories, anecdotes, cultural aspects, and experience the city in its authenticity. Read more …
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Lund was founded by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth in the end of 960th or beginning of 970th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal center for 500 years. There were 22 churches and four monasteries. The city was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years, and Swedish the last 360 years.
Welcome to Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland!Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population (of a total of approx. 72.000) inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic – stretching from fine dining to cooling winter swims.Even for a Swede, Skellefteå is way up north. Here thegreat, virgin forests are dense, the waters wild and pure and the sun doesn’t set for 100 days in summer. Some might call Skellefteå remote and rural. Some would probably even call it wild, who knows? The only thing we are absolutely sure about is that we wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world but here. And we like to call this heaven on earth.Now, take this opportunity to explore Skellefteå together with one of our greeters and get your own personal experience of Swedish Lapland.
Strängnäs is an inviting city by the lake Mälaren, with wll preserved buildings that survived the big fire 1871. Since 1120 Strängnäs is a bishopseat. The cathedral and buildings around remind us about different periods of time (ex. the Vikings). The center has many restaurants and different kinds of shopping and a nice harbor. Strängnäs – Eden of Sweden. You can easily come here by train from Stockholm (50 min 80 km).
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