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Sweden-msg - 5/24/01


Medieval points of interest in Sweden. Swedish history.


NOTE: See also the files: Norse-msg, Finland-msg, Finland-hist-art, pst-Vik-Norse-msg, Iceland-bib, Iceland-msg.





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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 19:49:58 -0400

From: "Krystal Morgan" <krystalmorgan at worldnet.att.net>

To: <sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu>

Subject: Places to visit in Sweden




If I ever get to visit Sweden, the Museum of National Antiquities in

Stockholm would be the first place I would want to see. This is a link to

the Textile Chamber.


Morgana de Mont-st-Michel



Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 08:37:17 GMT

From: "Elonwen ferch Dafydd" <elonwen at hotmail.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: recommendations?


>Anybody have any specific recommendations for us?


Yup, don't know about Copenhagen, but in Stockholm:

Visit the Medieval museum, it's in the Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Get lost in the Old Town, It's altogether luverly!!! There is a nice

medievalish restaurant (OK, nothing compared with Olde Hansa in Tallinn, but

then again, that's a living legend...)

There are some great shops, if you want to get your hands on really nice

cloths of natural materials. Of course, when it comes to price, I would

advice you to go to Estonia (other than Tallin, maybe Ragverde or Prnu) or

Russia (anywhere is cheap).

The Vasa ship is also a must, though not medieval.

And in the Royal Castle (Kungliga Slottet) there are armours, jewellery,

clothes... You name it.


You should visit Turku in Finland while you're at it, I mean, it's only on

the other side of the bay, on a day cruise you'd have enough time ti see the

medieval castle of Turku and the Aboa Vetus. And the cruises are not (well,

according to our standards) very expensive.


>I just wonder if there are other great places for SCA'ers to see

>that we wouldn't find in the tour books... I'm interested in period glass,

>for example.


Try the museum guide of Stockholm, when you get there (in Turku, Aboa VEtus

you should find medieval glass as well), I don't remember where I've seen

what, but I'd say it was either in the medieval museum or Kungliga Slottet.


Elonwen ferch Dafydd,

mundanely a Fenno-Scandinavian creature


PS. I can dig you some exact addresses for museums, shops and restaurants,

if that's of any help.


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