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The biology museum—Biologiska Museet—is located on the island of Djurgården, one of 28,000 islands in Stockholm's archipelago. The building houses stuffed Scandinavian mammals and birds in a large two-story diorama depicting the animals in their natural habitats.  
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The classic panoramic view of Stockholm looking over from the edgy neighborhood of Södermalm, a bohemian community with street-side shops and art sculptures in public parks.  
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Stockholm has a strong boating culture and here, along the shores of Djurgården, small sailboats can dock and refuel.  
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Sweden is one of a few European countries that still has a monarchy. During the summer months from May through August, horse-mounted soldiers and a military band march through the city, arriving at the palace around noon to conduct the daily changing of the guards.  
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An up-close portrait of one of the Swedish palace guards  
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Gamla stan, Stockholm's old town, is a series of networked cobblestone paths that open up to various squares where people can relax and take in some of the city's historical architecture. Consisting primarily of the island of Stadsholmen, Gamla stan still features many touches from the Middle Ages like medieval alleyways and cellar vaults.  
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A view of one of Gamla stan's dozens of interconnected cobblestone alleyways  
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A shop displaying traditional blue and yellow Swedish outfits in sizes for both kids and adults  
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A popular traditional pastry in Sweden is the semlor, a cardamom-spiced wheat bun filled with almond paste and heavy whipped cream. Semlor is usually sold from December through April during the Lenten season and Easter.  
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During the warm summer months, Swedes throw crawfish parties in their various neighborhoods, gathering family and friends over bowls of steamed crawfish and beer.  
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Taste of Stockholm, the city's largest annual food festival, draws roughly 400,000 people over a span of five or six days. The festival showcases the best of Stockholm's entertainment, cuisine, and culture.  
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Katarina kyrka (Church of Catherine) in the Söderlmalm neighborhood is one of many intricately decorated Swedish Lutheran churches that dot the city. Katarina kyrka is one of the more famous ones, having been rebuilt twice due to devastating fires.  
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Young teenagers relax along the water's edge across from Skeppsholmen, the National Museum, and the iconic Grand Hotel (a wildly popular lodging choice among celebrities visiting Stockholm).  
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The sun begins to set over one of Gamla stan's squares with its colorful historic homes, which are unique to Stockholm. In the 17th century, exquisite rowhouses were built along the waterfront by wealthy merchants, referred to as Skeppsbro row.  
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