Naval Port of Karlskrona

Present-day Sweden has about 10 mill inhabitants, just over 1% of Europe's population. But back in the 17th and 18th centuries, this little country was an empire, ruling a rather large part of Europe. Around the Baltic, you can still see markers of the Swedish [...]

2019-03-14T08:57:18+01:008 March 2019|Art and architecture, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

11 most popular Instagrams in July 2015

The most popular Instagrams in July come from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Spain. Let's get to it: 11. Antwerp mural. Much as I adore Tin Tin, there's more to Belgian street art and murals than Hergé's intrepid journo. Here's a wall in Antwerp. 10 [...]

Day out Copenhagen: Medieval Lund

How about a pleasant day trip from Copenhagen which involves crossing an international border on a famous bridge? I’m in Lund for the day, a city I’ve been meaning to visit for quite some time. With me, I have my iPhone, wallet and sunglasses. That's all. Travelling [...]

2015-12-25T15:37:02+01:0022 July 2015|Borders, Daytrip, Denmark, Sweden|

World at a Glance: Grimeton Radio Station, world heritage with global reach

Spot the mast behind the building? It's incredibly tall, completely dwarfing the trees around it.   Tomorrow - Friday 13 February 2015 - is World Radio Day; what better time to tell you about Grimeton Radio Station, one of the more curious UNESCO [...]

2015-04-12T12:08:31+01:0012 February 2015|Quirky corners, Road trips, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

8 Instagrams from Arctic Sweden

A visit in Arctic Sweden will likely begin in Luleå, one the biggest cities in the region. Luleå isn't uninteresting in itself, with more than 100 cafes and restaurants, a pretty cityscape and some unusual street art. A final greeting from Sweden this time: cool [...]

2017-11-05T01:05:11+01:0013 August 2014|Road trips, Sweden, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Hanseatic Visby, Gotland

This is the 6th and final part of Swedish Heritage Sunday, a weekly series here on Sophie's World this winter. For the last chapter, I've a real treat for you. Read on. Gotland - it's all about Pippi Longstocking. And horses. Or, at least, if [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:42+01:009 February 2014|Islands, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Falun Mining Area

Falun mining area... sounds a bit gloomy, doesn't it? Imagine working 67 metres underground all day, crawling through dark, narrow passageways, soot in the face, and simple living conditions, to say the least. Yes, there is indeed that. Or rather, was. Falun copper mine closed [...]

2017-11-01T22:18:21+01:002 February 2014|Road trips, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|
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