New Pre-Bex Tours: July 14th

WALKING TOURS

(as of 6/6/2016)

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Stockholm Green City 2

Stockholm, Green City:­ Eco Housing and the Woodland Cemetery

Number of Participants: 6
Date & Time: July 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fitness Level: Average
Meeting Location: Next to the Nils Ericson statue in front of the main entrance at Stockholm Central Station.

Description: As one of Europe’s greenest cities, it’s no wonder Stockholm has its own eco village. Built in the 1990’s the small cluster of 44 homes still inspire today. But green thinking goes back further in Stockholm and way back in 1940 the Woodland Cemetery opened its grounds to the public. Today it’s one of Stockholms three UNESCO World Heritage Sights and a must see for fans of architecture and green cities. This walk requires public transport.

Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable, closed shoes for walking.

 

Soedermalm

Södermalm: Portrait of a Neighbourhood in Flux

Number of Participants: 6
Date & Time: July 14, 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Fitness Level: Average
Meeting Location: Outside the main entrance to Slussen metro station, next to the elevator marked “Stadsmuseum” in Ryssgården square.

Description: The old working class district was the first of Stockholm’s islands to be populated, and has since played an important role as the city’s working class district. Today the neighborhood presents itself with bohemian flair and a bustling city life not found anywhere else in the city. The creative class has made its mark on the city, but still small details from the district’s past are visible to the trained eye.

Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable, closed shoes for walking.

 

Castles Parks and Gardens 2

Castles, Parks and Gardens: Royal Stockholm

Number of Participants: 6
Date & Time: July 14, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fitness Level: Average
Meeting Location: Next to the Gustav II Adolf statue in the center of Gustav Adolfs torg.

Description: The life and death of the royal families. This walk takes you on a journey through the life of the royal family in Stockholm over great churches, prestigious castles and public gardens we walk the circle of life with the monarchs of Sweden. We’ll visit Storkyrkan, or Great Church, where the royals get married, and witness the changing of the guards at Högvagten. We’ll also take in Kungsträdgården, a royal garden turned public park, as well as Riddarhuset (House of Nobility) and Riddarholm Church ­­ burial site of Sweden’s monarchs.

Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable, closed shoes for walking.

 

Contemporary Sweden in Context 2

Contemporary Sweden in Context

Number of Participants: 6
Date & Time: July 14, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fitness Level: Average
Meeting Location: Next to the Nils Ericson statue in front of the main entrance at Stockholm Central Station.

Description: Scandinavian society as a whole is often viewed from the outside as a progressive Utopia. To what extent is that stereotype true? On this tour we critically assess some Swedish stereotypes in the company of a local expert, using Stockholm’s Klare district as a backdrop for discussion. The renovation of the district was the most emphatic in postwar Europe and part of the biggest ever building programme in Sweden. Together we discover the architecture of the modern Swedish welfare state and explore the city through the lens of contemporary society.

Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable, closed shoes for walking.

 

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