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Birka and Hovgården, Björkö island, Stockholm county, Sweden

Birka and Hovgården, Björkö island, Stockholm county, Sweden

SWEDEN. Birka and Hovgården. "Together they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates the elaborate trading networks of Viking-Age Europe and their influence on the subsequent history of Scandinavia. Birka was also...the site of the first Christian congregation in Sweden, founded in 831 by St Ansgar."

SWEDEN. Birka and Hovgården. "Together they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates the elaborate trading networks of Viking-Age Europe and their influence on the subsequent history of Scandinavia. Birka was also...the site of the first Christian congregation in Sweden, founded in 831 by St Ansgar."

Birka/Björkö in lake Mälaren, Stockholm. During the Viking Age, Birka (Birca in medieval sources), on the island of Björkö (literally: "Birch Island") in present day Sweden, was an important trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient. Björkö is located in Lake Mälaren, 30 kilometers west of contemporary Stockholm, in the municipality of Ekerö. Birka is regarded as Sweden´s oldest town.

Birka/Björkö in lake Mälaren, Stockholm. During the Viking Age, Birka (Birca in medieval sources), on the island of Björkö (literally: "Birch Island") in present day Sweden, was an important trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient. Björkö is located in Lake Mälaren, 30 kilometers west of contemporary Stockholm, in the municipality of Ekerö. Birka is regarded as Sweden´s oldest town.

Göta Kanal

Göta Kanal

Visby, Gotland, #Sweden - Ferry from Stockholm

Visby, Gotland, #Sweden - Ferry from Stockholm

''The hand of God,Milles garden, Stockholm by Carl Milles (1875-1955) is Sweden's most famous sculptor. He was one of Rodin's assistants in Paris

Jimmy Law, 1970

''The hand of God,Milles garden, Stockholm by Carl Milles (1875-1955) is Sweden's most famous sculptor. He was one of Rodin's assistants in Paris

“Walk of the Old Gods”. Limestone Nordic gods guard the grounds of Häringe Slott, a hotel located on a nature reserve south of Stockholm, Sweden”

“Walk of the Old Gods”. Limestone Nordic gods guard the grounds of Häringe Slott, a hotel located on a nature reserve south of Stockholm, Sweden”

Djurgården, Stockholm.

Djurgården, Stockholm.

KARLSKRONA, Sweden: is spread over 30 islands. It is known as Sweden's only baroque city & is host to Sweden's only remaining naval base & the headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard. The city was founded when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area, where ships were often frozen in during the winter. By 1750, Karlskrona had about 10,000 inhabitants.

KARLSKRONA, Sweden: is spread over 30 islands. It is known as Sweden's only baroque city & is host to Sweden's only remaining naval base & the headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard. The city was founded when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area, where ships were often frozen in during the winter. By 1750, Karlskrona had about 10,000 inhabitants.

Karlstad, sweden

Karlstad, sweden

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