Swedish pop and jazz singer Lisa Ekdahl was raised in Mariefred.
Mariefred is a locality situated in Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County.
Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren has a summer home in Mariefred, Kalkudden
Mikael Samuelsson, a former professional ice hockey player in the NHL, was born in Mariefred. Samuelsson is a member of the exclusive Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup, Olympics, and World Championship.
The name is derived from that of the former Carthusian monastery here, Mariefred Charterhouse, and means “Peace of Mary”.
The National Portrait Gallery at the Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred is a collection of portraits of prominent Swedes.
The Royal Gripsholm Castle is located right in the heart of Mariefred. It has been in the Swedish royal family since the Gustav Vasa days and still acted as a residence up to the 18th century.
The Estimated population of Mariefred is 4,269, as of 2019.
Drottningholm is a locality in Ekerö Municipality in Stockholm County in Sweden.
Drottningholm lent its name to the S/S Drottningholm, later used as a mercy ship during World War II used for the repatriation of diplomats, civilians and prisoners of war between Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Drottningholm is situated on the island Lovön in lake Mälaren on the outskirts of Stockholm.
The village was planned and built in the mid-18th century for the people working at the palace.
The Royal Family of Sweden’s permanent residence, Drottningholm Palace, is one of the country’s top tourist destinations.
The name Drottningholm, meanings “Queen’s islet”. came from the original renaissance building designed by Willem Boy, a stone palace built by John III of Sweden in 1580 for his queen, Catherine Jagellon.
Influenced by French prototype, the palace was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora.
The palace and its grounds have seen many renovations, changes and additions over the past 400 years.
The palace church was designed and erected by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. It was completed by his son in May, 1746.
The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Chinese Pavilion. It was added to the list in 1991.
The Palace has also been guarded by the Swedish Military in the same fashion as Stockholm Palace.
The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family.
The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queen’s permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year-round.
The Queen Dowager Regent Hedwig Eleonora bought the castle in 1661, a year after her role as Queen of Sweden ended, but it burnt to the ground on 30 December that same year.
The gardens and park areas surrounding the castle and its buildings are one of the main attractions for the tourists that visit the palace each year. The gardens have been established in stages since the castle was built, resulting in different styles of parks and gardens.
Norrköping is a city in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. It is the seat of the Norrköping Municipality.
The city has medieval foundations by settlers around the Motala stream estuary, who used the falls and rapids to power their mills.
The city is situated by the mouth of the river Motala ström, at Bråviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.
The first trace of the city’s name is from 1283 when Sophia of Denmark donated her rights of salmon fishing to the Skänninge monastery.
The town is estimated to have received city status in the early 14th century, although no written documents exist prior to a document from 1384. This document, signed by Albrekt of Sweden is stored in the city archive today.
As of 2002, Norrköping is now seeing a revival, as a center of culture and education. The Norrköping symbol represents the “new” Norrköping.
The city was the location of several battles in the ensuing centuries. As a consequence, nothing of the medieval Norrköping remains today. During the Northern Seven Years’ War (1563–1570), the entire southern part of Norrköping was burnt. It was rebuilt by John III of Sweden, who designed the current street pattern.
The Population of is Norrköping 137,326, as of 2016.
Linköping is a town in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. It is the seat of Linköping Municipality and Östergötland County.
Linköping wants to create a sustainable development of the city and therefore plans to become a carbon-neutral community by 2025.
In 2019, the city started experimenting with two autonomous buses that run along a 2 km route around the university campus.
Linköping is known for its university and its high-technology industry.
Linköping is the center of an old cultural region and celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1987.
Linköping is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
The city is possibly named after the Lionga ting assembly which according to Medieval Scandinavian laws was the most important thing in Östergötland. The exact location of the Lionga ting is not known, but it was along the Eriksgata. The term “-köping” means there was a market there.
Linköping hosted the 1968 World Orienteering Championships.
In 1598 at Linköping the battle against King Sigismund III Vasa preserved the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden and secured the Swedish throne for the Vasa dynasty.
The Population of Linköping is 161,499, as of 2019.
Örebro is home to Örebro University, a major university hospital, a medieval castle, the water park Gustavsvik as well as several large shopping malls and the Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve at the lakefront.
Örebro received its Royal Charter and city privileges not later than 1404.
The Örebro Synod was held here in 1529.
The name Örebro refers to a bridge (bro) crossing the river Svartån where the city is located. The prefix Öre- is derived from ör ‘gravel (bank)’.
Örebro has hosted a contemporary art exhibition called Open Art on four occasions: in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Örebro is one of the public broadcaster SVT’s 12 local news districts and has television premises located in the city.
Örebro is twinned with: Łódź, Poland; Drammen, Norway; Lappeenranta, Finland; Kolding, Denmark; Stykkishólmur, Iceland; Shumen, Bulgaria; Yantai, People’s Republic of China; Terrassa, Spain & Pau, France.
Örebro is a town in the county of Örebro in Sweden. It is the seat of Örebro Municipality and Örebro County.
Örebro University, originally a branch of Uppsala University (1967), became an independent college in 1977 and a fully accredited university in 1999.
Örebro is the sixth-largest city in Sweden and one of the largest inland hubs of the country.