Riddarholmen, Stockholm

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  • Riddarholmen, Gamla Stan is a very small but historic island located next to. Riddarholmen Church, and some government buildings. This island, Stockholm City Hall is one of the most beautiful landscape in Stockholm from appearance.
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  • The city is still just waking up in the streets here and there appeared a rare sleepy passers-by, while we, led by all-knowing tour guide Andrew, admiring the panorama of the morning in Stockholm are moved in the direction of the Military on the island. In ancient times, Riddarholmen (Knight Island) called Kozlinym (which, IMHO, clearly provoked a negative reaction from local residents the number of cyanotic-palcovanyh prison Trekrunur regulars). It is located off the West coast of Stadena. On it were rich pasture, grazed here krutorogih goats, sheep pyshnorunnyh, sisjasto-ljashistyh of cows and the Scandinavian tormoznutyh horses (oddly, however, the island was a combination full-diversity rogastyh cloven-hoofed animals, but only goats were awarded the honor to give him a name). The dimensions of this island-some 250 x 200 metres. Riddarholmenam Centre is Birger Jarls Torg, or square Birger Jarl. Jarl, or Duke, Birger is regarded as the founder of the city. Therefore, his statue is the dominant feature of the square. By the way, during the study of the history of Russia in the distant doperestroechnye the years we carefully rubbed, that this is the same Jarl Birger, who at one time (i.e. in the year 1240) on the banks of the river Neva hung serious Liu Lei our legendary Prince Alexander, after the Swedish-Russian strelka received the "Nevsky pogonjalo". Alas, history (of science) has a property to make certain adjustments in the knowledge previously acquired by us. In preparation for the writing of these travel notes, I to my greater surprise, learned from the lips of the wise girl "-Wikipedia that in 1237 year our Birger (not yet being Jarl) married to the sister of King Eric Shepeljavogo-Ingeborg, which ...
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  • So close to the Old Town, yet so much calmer. A great place to sit, relax and enjoy the view of the City Hall across the water.  more »
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  • time seems to have stopped sometime around 1600, and where there's a lot less crowding than on Gamla Stan, just across the channel.
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  • Beautiful to walk around
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  • A historically important place for Stockholm. But also for Europe. Absolutely worth seeing!
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  • An important part of Stockholm's history.
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