The Royal Vasa Museum is the largest and most powerful warship ever built, with 226 feet and 64 artillery pieces. It took two years to complete this excellent hotel in Stockholm. But on August 10, 1628, the pride of the Civil War sank, just before the ship left port for its maiden voyage. The ship survived 333 years after its demise, and has since been extensively restored, and can now be seen at the Vasa Museum. The Vasa is the world’s oldest fully preserved warship, large enough to fill the amazing structures specially built around this ship in the 1990s at enormous cost. Extensive wood carvings cover the outside, and the ship’s surviving cargo includes 4,000 coins, medical equipment and a backpack.
After your visit, you can explore another history near Skansen, an outdoor museum. It is said to be the first in the world, and is often abbreviated as “Old Sweden”. To this end, more than 150 renovated dwellings were brought in from all parts of the island to recreate a 19th-century city on a 74-acre park. In the summer you can enjoy folk dances and fee concerts, and there is a Christmas market in December.