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Alfred Nobel, the inventor of safe dynamite established the most prestigious prize in the world. This tour takes us to areas of the city where we become better acquainted with this Swedish inventor, the prizes and the annual festivities.
Stockholm city hall can be seen from the embankments and bridges of the Gamla Stan. The elegant brick structure appeared at the beginning of the 20th century on the spit of the Kungsholmen island. The city hall is a venue for the Nobel Prize banquet and the symbol of Stockholm. The yard of the city hall is open for the visits, and the building can be visited with the pre-booked tour. The bell tower has the observation spot with the beautiful panorama of Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace.
Gamla Stan or The Town Between the Bridges is Stockholm's old town, located on Stadsholmen island. This is the oldest part of the city, dating to the 13th century, so Gamla Stan is a labyrinth of the charming narrow streets with old houses, numerous restaurants, and souvenir shops. The Royal Palace, Nobel Museum, Stortorget square, and many other sites are hidden inside the Gamla Stan. Old town is an excellent place for the walk when you can feel the spirit of the medieval city. You can find no transport on the Gamla stan, but the island is tiny, it takes no longer than 10 minutes to cross in any direction.
The Royal Palace is located on the spot of the Kronor Castle - Stockholm's first building. It's the residence of the current king of Sweden and his family. The palace can be visited with the pre-booked tour. Of interest are the Hall of State, the Royal Chapel, the Treasury with the Regalia of Sweden, the Tre Kronor Museum located in the remaining cellar vaults from the former castle, the National Library of Sweden. The daily ceremony of the changing of the guards is organized at noon in the Outer Courtyard of the palace.
Located in the 18th-century building on one of the most elegant squares of the Gamla Stan Alfred Nobel's museum is one of the latest additions to the Stockholm sightseeing program. The museum was opened in 2001 to spread knowledge as well as to create interest and discussion around the natural sciences and culture through creative learning and exhibition techniques, modern technology and elegant design. It also features the history of the Nobel foundation and the unique personality of its creator.
Alfred Nobel, the inventor of safe dynamite established the most prestigious prize in the world, the Nobel Prize, and the laureates are honored in Stockholm on December 10th every year. This tour takes us to areas of the city where we become better acquainted with this Swedish inventor, the prizes and the annual festivities.
We will visit the Nobel Museum, which illustrates a century of creativity. Here we will learn more about a few of the Nobel laureates of the 20th century, the Nobel Prize, the dynamite, the mold and the books.
The museum is situated in the Old Town, where a stroll through narrow alleys and over cobbled streets taking in the medieval atmosphere is also included.
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