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The Swedish capital, ‘the Northern Venice’ is a remarkably beautiful city, which is surrounded by clear water, while nature reaches into the heart of it. During the almost 800 years history of the city many beautiful buildings were constructed and a rich cultural heritage was left behind. Many events and museums await the tourists. In the Gamla Stan, the Old Town, the houses surrounding the Royal Palace were built in the 13th-18th century. The squares are surrounded by romantic palaces and gothic temples. The Nobel prizes are given away here at the City Hall, while the party afterwards is being held in the modern inner city, in the Konserthuset. Djurgarden island is famous of its Vasa Museum where one can take a look at a 17th century boat lifted out of the sea and then renovated. Not far away from there is the first open-air museum of the world, which shows us the rural Swedish architecture on 30 acres. One can take boat trips on the lakes and canals surrounding the city further to the castles of Skokloster and Gripsholm and to the old university town of Uppsala.