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Guide to Berlin
Saturday, 22 March 2008 13:02
Berlin attracts more and more visitors. Here is our own guide to the city. Svenska Dagbladet also has it's guide. Museums Pergamon-Museum With 850,000 visitors a year, the Pergamon is Berlin's prime museum. Hardly surprising, given its three outstanding collections under one roof. Haus am Checkpoint Charlie The history of the Berlin Wall is documented at the most famous border crossing point. German Historical Museum Berlin On 28 May 1695, the Elector Friedrich III of Brandenburg, gave the orders to lay the foundation stone of the Berlin "Zeughaus", the Arsenal. The German Historical Museum invites the public to visit temporary and permanent exhibitions. Charlottenburg Palace Between 1695 and 1699, the Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick III, who in 1701 became the first Prussian King. He built it as a summer residence dedicated to his wife, Sophie Charlotte. Old National Gallery December 2001 the restoration of the Museum Island reached a significant milestone with the much-celebrated re-opening of the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Old National Gallery. New National Gallery In 1968, the New National Gallery was erected here as the first building, following designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. At Matthäikirchplatz. German Museum of Technology Berlin The Technic-Museum continues the tradition of considerable technique museums, which were located in Berlin since world war II. The location at the Gleisdreieck is of historical importance. Old Museum The Altes Museum, built between 1823 and 1830 after the design by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, is one of the most important works in the architecture of Classicism. Stiftung Topographie des Terrors Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions responsible for the repressive and criminal policies of National Socialism were located on the terrain of the Topography of Terror. Egyptian Museum The Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung moved to the Altes Museum at Museum Island. Old Masters Gallery The Gemäldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. Natural History Museum The Museum of Natural History in Berlin is one of the most important natural history museums of the world. Deutscher Dom The German cathedral was originally built in 1701. More than 50 years after its destruction in World war II it was rebuilt. It Re-Opened its doors in october 1996. There is plenty of more museums in the city. This online guide will help you find what you are looking for! Attractions Here is a few of Berlins biggest attractions: Alexanderplatz Berlin Cathedral Bode Museum Brandenburg Gate Charlottenburg Palace Dorotheenstadt Cemetery East-Side-Gallery Federal Chancellery Gendarmenmarkt Hackesche Höfe KaDeWe New Synagogue Olympic Grounds Radio Tower Television Tower The Wall that divided Berlin for almost 40 years is unique. The major parts of it has been torned down with the unification, leaving a few traces left.
Book Smart
Friday, 21 March 2008 22:02
Swedish website searches many internet booking sites and lists the the best options. It's a great helpt for travellers wanting to find the cheapes deals, even though travel only can originate from Sweden.
Liquids allowed on flights
Friday, 21 March 2008 21:49
The Eurepean Union is planning to lift it's ban on liquids onboard flights, reports Svenska  Dagbladet. With new modern technique it will be able to determine if the liquid is safe or not.
Stockholm - the best city to live in
Monday, 17 March 2008 02:23

Sweden's capitol Stockholm has the best quality of life among European capitals, according to the European Cities Monitor. Senior executives from 500 European companies were asked which European city offers the best quality of life. Stockholm was only beaten by Barcelona when including all of Europe’s leading business cities. The Swedish capital has developed into one of Europe’s most interesting cities when it comes to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Whatever you want, Stockholm has it. Last year, the city placed fourth on the International Congress & Convention Association’s list of the most popular congress cities in the world.

The approximately 1600 restaurants in Stockholm offer a wide variety of international cuisine. More than a handfull has star rating in the Michelin Red Guide. Scandinavian design is world famous and the city has 3600 stores of all kind. There are 100 art galleries, 70 museums, 88 movie theaters and a wide range of theaters, operas and concerts. Sweden is the largest exporter of music after the United States and the United Kingdom. Stockholm was ranked the best European city in terms of lack of pollution.

Stockholm is home to 38 parks, which make up one-third of the city’s total area. Water constitutes another third and urbanized areas make up the final third. The city is surrounded with an archipelago of 24,000 islands, islets and skerries. This is a perfect setting for outdoor activities. There are 54 golf courses in the outskirts, which are also ideal for horse riding, fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, skiing, hunting and ice-skating. And if you prefer to take a walk, go jogging or ride your bike, even the city itself is a great alternative. Practically all Swedes know enough English to carry on a conversation and Stockholm is safe and child-friendly.

The welfare system is very generous to foreign citizens with a residence permit valid for more than one year. Dental care is free up to 18 years of age, universal health care is provided and all education, including university, is free. The city has a number of international schools. Swedes are known to be orderly and honest people. This means things work as you expect them to. Sweden is one of the world’s least corrupt countries. Reports by anti-corruption organization Transparency International rank Sweden sixth out of 146 countries.

Stockholm is the Nordic hub. From here it is easy to reach other economically powerful regions in northern Europe. The city has all the advantages of a metropolis, but also the benefits of a small town. You are never far away from anything and, in terms of internal transport, the city is the fifth best in Europe. Telecommunications are excellent, which is obvious when Sweden ranks as a world leader in the field. Kista Science City, northwest of Stockholm, has the largest concentration of telecom and information technology in Europe.

Soller on Mallorca
Sunday, 17 February 2008 23:50

A friend has opens up a lovely Guesthouse in Soller on Mallorca, Spain. Here's their presentation in Swedish: "Mama Soller heter vårt hus på c/ Luna 119, mitt i den vackra staden Soller på Mallorcas västkust. Mama Soller är också Anders mamma Birgitta, som bor här året runt. Huset har fyra våningar och en vacker liten trädgård. De två översta våningarna hyr vi ut till vänner och bekanta. Vi renoverar huset nu och öppnar upp för våra första gäster i slutet av september. Utöver de egna rummen hoppas vi också att ni använder vår sköna lobby (3), det stora gemensamma köket (4), trädgården (5) och solterassen (6). Det finns också gratis trådlöst internet i hela huset." Las mer pa

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