World Heritage Sites in Sweden
Tentative list of Sweden
The Rise of Systematic Biology
Sites that have been nominated in the past
The Orkesta and Markim area
VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Birka and Hovgården
48 hours in Central Sweden (July 2012)
From the University town of Uppsala it is easy to visit 5 WHS, at least if you have a car. I spent 2 full days here, ticking off 4 new ones including the recent addition "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland" and revisiting Drottningholm.
. Birka and Hovgarden
. Engelsberg Ironworks
. Falun Great Copper Mountain
. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
Gothenburg (August 2008)
Most of the Swedish WHS are conveniently close to the capital Stockholm. Two however are not on the Swedish East Coast but on the Atlantic West Coast. The main city here is Gothenburg, a very familiar looking city to me as it was planned by the Dutch. Just over an hour to the north are the Rock Carvings of Tanum, and an hour to the south lies the Varberg Radio Station. Both are located along the E6 motorway that passes Gothenburg from Malmö all the way to Oslo. If you're in a hurry, or a fast traveller by nature, you can easily see both these WHS in one day.
. Rock Carvings in Tanum
. Varberg Radio Station
Winter in Sweden (December 2000)
This year, I spent the days after Christmas in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Loads of snow of course, though not very visible in the city-centre. The museums at Djurgarden were my main goal, but .. the surroundings of Stockholm have a number of world heritage sites to offer. During my short stay, I managed to visit the Drottningholm Castle and the cemetery Skogskyrkogarden in Enskede (somewhere you would not go without this world heritage obsession).