Kungliga begravningsplatsen, known in English as the Royal Cemetery, was first used in 1922 and has been the only official burial place of the Swedish Royal Family since 1950, succeeding Riddarholm Church as such. It takes up all of the small island of Karlsborg in the bay of Brunnsviken; the cemetery is part of the popular Haga Park in Sweden. The little bridge from the mainland's park to the island and the large cruciform monument by the highest grave were designed by Ferdinand Boberg. Crown Princess Margareta, Duchess of Scania, first wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, son of King Gustaf VI Adolf Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, son of King Oscar II Princess Ingeborg, Duchess of Västergötland, widow of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland Queen Louise of Sweden, second wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, widow of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, son of King Gustaf V Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, son of King Gustaf VI Adolf Sigvard Bernadotte, born Prince of Sweden, son of King Gustaf VI Adolf Prince Carl Bernadotte, son of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland Carl Johan Bernadotte, born Prince of Sweden, son of King Gustaf VI Adolf Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, widow of Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland Princess Kristine Bernadotte, widow of Prince Carl Bernadotte Gunnila Bernadotte, widow of Carl Johan Bernadotte Queen Victoria of Sweden, wife of King Gustaf V, buried in Riddarholm Church Princess Ebba Bernadotte, wife of Prince Oscar Bernadotte, buried at Stockholm's Northern Cemetery in Solna Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, son of King Oscar II, ashes buried at Waldemarsudde King Gustaf V of Sweden, son of King Oscar II, buried in Riddarholm Church Prince Oscar Bernadotte, son of King Oscar II, buried at Stockholm's Northern Cemetery in Solna Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, son of King Gustaf V, buried at Flen Cemetery, with his daughter-in-law Karin Bernadotte Lennart Bernadotte, born Prince of Sweden, son of Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, buried at Mainau with his second wife Sonja Bernadotte and mother Maria of Russia The island and the public areas of Haga Park are part of Solna's and Stockholm's protected Royal National City Park area.
That large park itself is public, open year-round for visitors at no charge. Royal Cemetery Swedish Royal Court
Solna Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna, a part of the Stockholm urban area; the municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. None of the area is considered rural, unusual for Swedish municipalities, which are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area. Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south and northwest; the boundary with Danderyd Municipality is delineated by the Stocksundet sea strait. There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Solna. Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda and Ulriksdal; the largest districts are Råsunda and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them. With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are several large parks and Friends Arena, Sweden's new national football stadium adjacent to the Solna station of Stockholm commuter rail.
The final matches of both the 1958 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup were played at Råsunda Stadium, the national football stadium from 1937 to 2012. Solna has low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in Stockholm. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital; the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute are located in Solna. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 30 601, or 38.39% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 14 986, or 26.02% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 79 707 residents in Solna, of which 23 597 people were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.
As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly, holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee is appointed by its members. 1943-1956 CA Andersson 1956-1967 KA Larsson 1968-1976 CG Eklund 1977-1982 Sune Berglund 1983-1988 Gösta Fagerberg 1989-1991 Karl Gustav Svensson 1991-1994 Anders Gustâv 1994-1998 Karl Gustav Svensson 1998-2006 Anders Gustâv 2006 Anders Ekegren 2006-2011 Lars-Erik Salminen 2011 Anders Ekegren - 8 juni-24 juli 2011-2012 Lars-Erik Salminen 2012- Pehr Granfalk =Moderate Party =Social Democratic Party =Liberal Party Solna is centrally located in Stockholm and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six Metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Trams returned after 54 years of absence. A further extension will be opened in 2014. Skanska, NextJet, Vattenfall have their head offices in Solna. Mall of Scandinavia is located in Solna.
The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group is located in Solna. The airline head office was located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality, but now it is back in Solna. Haga Park, part of the Royal National City Park, was initiated by king Gustav III, planned and carried out in the English landscaping style; the city features three of Sweden's royal palaces. Friends Arena, the Swedish national arena of association football, home of local football club AIK. Mall of Scandinavia, Scandinavia's biggest shopping mall The Solna Church was constructed in the 12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round church, is one of few of that kind in Sweden; the following football clubs are located in Solna: AIK Blue Hill KF Råsunda IS Vasalunds IF Solna Gymnasium is the senior high school/sixth form college of Solna. Solna is twinned with: Gladsaxe, Denmark Ski, Norway Pirkkala, Finland Valmiera, Latvia Burbank, California, USAPartnershipsIn addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities, Greece Bemowo, Poland Category:People from Solna Municipality Football World Cup 1958 1992 European Football Championship FIFA Women's World Cup 1995 Solna Municipality - Official site Solna Municipality - Tourist Guide in English
Solna Church is a so-called round church in Solna Municipality near Stockholm, Sweden. The church is located on the headland between Brunnsviken and Ulvsundasjön, at the southern end of the cemetery Norra begravningsplatsen; the oldest parts of the church are from the 12th century, a Romanesque fortress church built in stone. Today the church consists of a roundhouse, choir, nave and two grave choirs; the oldest part of the church, the roundhouse, originates from the late 12th century, was built for defense purposes. Attached to this round center is a weaponhouse, a rectangular choir to the east, a rectangular nave to the west. North of the choir is the sacristy, to the east an octagonal grave choir. There is a second grave choir on the south side of the nave; the roundhouse is covered by a tall cupola. The choir was added in the 13th century; the oldest part of the nave is from the 14th century, was extended during the 15th century, when the weaponhouse and sacristy were built. The church achieved large parts of its interior under the patronage of Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie.
In 1674 the western portal was added, a sculptured portal constructed for Karlbergs slott in 1637, moved to Solna church in 1674. In 1708 Queen Ulrika Eleonora commissioned a grave choir dedicated to count Tomas Polus; the roof was destroyed in a fire in 1723, the current cupola was built after this incident. The Lange grave choir was constructed in the 1780s. In 1883 the church was given a roof of copper plates. A major restoration took place in 1928 under supervision of architect Erik Fant, when the church's medieval paintings were recovered; the medieval murals from ca. 1440 are attributed to Albertus Pictor. The choir is dominated by the altar centre-piece, sculpted in wood in 1666 by Hans Jerling; the centre-piece frames two oil paintings with biblical motifs, is crowned by a wood-sculptured Madonna from the late 16th century, while the altar is made of brick and covered by a limestone plate. Solna Church is mentioned in Carl Michael Bellman's song "Haga". Other Swedish round churches are Bromma Church, Munsö Church, Voxtorps Church, Hagby Church, Valleberga Church, Skörstorps Church and Vårdsbergs Church.
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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries. The city stretches across fourteen islands. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago; the area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is the capital of Stockholm County. Stockholm is the cultural, media and economic centre of Sweden; the Stockholm region alone accounts for over a third of the country's GDP, is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita. It is an important global city, the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region; the city is home to some of Europe's top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute and Royal Institute of Technology. It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city's most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia.
The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations. Sweden's national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Ericsson Globe, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city; the city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics, hosted the equestrian portion of the 1956 Summer Olympics otherwise held in Melbourne, Australia. Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its agencies, including the highest courts in the judiciary, the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister; the government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag is seated in the Parliament House, the Prime Minister's residence is adjacent at Sager House. Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family's private residence. After the Ice Age, around 8,000 BC, there were many people living in what is today the Stockholm area, but as temperatures dropped, inhabitants moved south.
Thousands of years as the ground thawed, the climate became tolerable and the lands became fertile, people began to migrate back to the North. At the intersection of the Baltic Sea and lake Mälaren is an archipelago site where the Old Town of Stockholm was first built from about 1000 CE by Vikings, they had a positive trade impact on the area because of the trade routes they created. Stockholm's location appears in Norse sagas as Agnafit, in Heimskringla in connection with the legendary king Agne; the earliest written mention of the name Stockholm dates from 1252, by which time the mines in Bergslagen made it an important site in the iron trade. The first part of the name means log in Swedish, although it may be connected to an old German word meaning fortification; the second part of the name means islet, is thought to refer to the islet Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. According to Eric Chronicles the city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from sea invasions made by Karelians after the pillage of Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren in the summer of 1187.
Stockholm's core, the present Old Town was built on the central island next to Helgeandsholmen from the mid-13th century onward. The city rose to prominence as a result of the Baltic trade of the Hanseatic League. Stockholm developed strong economic and cultural linkages with Lübeck, Gdańsk, Visby and Riga during this time. Between 1296 and 1478 Stockholm's City Council was made up of 24 members, half of whom were selected from the town's German-speaking burghers; the strategic and economic importance of the city made Stockholm an important factor in relations between the Danish Kings of the Kalmar Union and the national independence movement in the 15th century. The Danish King Christian II was able to enter the city in 1520. On 8 November 1520 a massacre of opposition figures called the Stockholm Bloodbath took place and set off further uprisings that led to the breakup of the Kalmar Union. With the accession of Gustav Vasa in 1523 and the establishment of a royal power, the population of Stockholm began to grow, reaching 10,000 by 1600.
The 17th century saw Sweden grow into a major European power, reflected in the development of the city of Stockholm. From 1610 to 1680 the population multiplied sixfold. In 1634, Stockholm became the official capital of the Swedish empire. Trading rules were created that gave Stockholm an essential monopoly over trade between foreign merchants and other Swedish and Scandinavian territories. In 1697, Tre Kronor was replaced by Stockholm Palace. In 1710, a plague killed about 20,000 of the population. After the end of the Great Northern War the city stagnated. Population growth halted and economic growth slowed; the city was in shock after having lost its place as the capital of a Great power. However, Stockholm maintained its role as the political centre of Sweden and continued to develop culturally under Gustav III. By the second half of the 19th century, Stockholm had regained its leading economic role. New industries emerged and Stockholm was transformed into an important trade and service centre as well as a key gateway point within Sweden.
The population grew during this time through immigration. At the end
Gustav III's Pavilion
Gustav III's Pavilion is a royal pavilion at the Haga Park, 2 km north of Stockholm. As a highlight in Swedish art history, the Pavilion is a fine example of the European neoclassicism of the late 18th century in Northern Europe. Beside the Pavilion lie the "Sultan's Copper Tents", buildings designed to resemble big tents; the pavilion was built in 1787 by the architect Olof Tempelman with detailed instructions from King Gustav III, personally involved in the project, producing some basic designs himself and suggesting changes once the work was under way. These changes included extending both wings by the span of two windows; the designer Louis Masreliez– who became a trendsetter in the interior design of the period– was commissioned for the interiors. The pavilion was just one of many great plans and visions that Gustav III had for the Haga Park, many of which made it no further than the drawing board. Gustav III made use of the pavilion for a few years before his assassination, it was from the pavilion that Gustav III left for the fateful masquerade ball at the Opera on 16 March 1792.
After the assassination of Gustav III, Duke Charles used the pavilion as his temporary residence. In the 1840s, King Oscar I commissioned a restoration of the building by architect George Theodor Chiewitz. Sculptures and other plasterwork ornamental features were painted grey and added to the façade, yellow and without decoration; the ionic columns at the gables were replaced by new columns in Italian marble. The glass wall of the Hall of Mirrors was re-worked with new, thin bronze glazing-bars and the outdoor stairway was clad in white marble; the dining room was decorated including the ceiling. The Pavilion underwent a major restoration between 1937 and 1946 under palace architect Ragnar Hjort. During this time, thanks to the discovery of original Masreliez designs for each room, it was possible to restore the interior to its original form. In 2005 the pavilion inspired the design of the music pavilion at Stålboga; the Sultan's Copper Tents three buildings for the palace guard, designed by the painter Louis Jean Desprez and built during 1787 to 1790.
Desprez proposed that all the façades of the buildings should be designed as three Turkish tents, clad in decoratively painted copper plate. However, tent façades were only built on the side facing the main lawns, which still gives the desired illusion of a sultan's encampment on the edge of the forest; the middle tent was destroyed by fire in 1953. The front of the tent was rebuilt during 1962 to 1964 under the leadership of palace architect Ragnar Hjorth; the buildings behind the tent façades were rebuilt in 1977-1978, following plans by palace architect Torbjörn Olsson. He turned the stableyard open, into a tent room with a ceiling. Today the middle copper tent is home to the Haga Park Museum; the tent to the east houses a restaurant and the one on the western side is accommodation. The copper tents are a national monument and protected under law. In 1996, the area comprising Ulriksdal, Haga Park and Djurgården became the world's first National City Park; the area is unique by virtue of its natural and recreational value and its direct proximity to a big city.
Administered by the Royal Djurgården Administration, the creation of the National City Park serves to strengthen the prospects of perpetuating the royal historic heritage spanning from Djurgården hunting park to the Gustavian parklands of Haga. Haga Palace Staffan Nilsson, Gustav III:s paviljong på Haga: Restaurering på 1930-talet, in the Kulturvärden, no. 2, 1995. Bedoire, Fredric. Svenska slott och herrgårdar. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN 91-0-010577-5
Friends Arena known as Nationalarenan, is a retractable roof multi-purpose stadium in the Stockholm-suburb Solna, Sweden. Located next to the lake Råstasjön, just north of the City Centre, it is the biggest stadium in Scandinavia. Since its opening, the venue has served as Sweden's national stadium for men's football, hence its name; the main tenants of the stadium are Sweden's men's national football team and Allsvenskan football club AIK. The venue has a total capacity of 65,000 at concerts and 50,000 seated at football matches, but the stadium can be scaled down to provide for smaller events with 20,000 guests. If the city of Stockholm's bid with Åre, Falun and Sigulda, Latvia for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is successful, this arena would host the opening ceremony. There were plans to build a new national stadium close to the indoor venue Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, but on 1 April 2006 the Swedish Football Association made the decision to build the new stadium in Solna.
It was calculated to cost around 1.9 billion kronor to complete. The estimated cost before construction had begun was 2.3 billion kronor. It replaced Sweden's former national arena for football. Råsunda was torn down and replaced by some 700 flats and office buildings, making it the first stadium that hosted a FIFA World Cup to have been torn down. Swedbank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in a 153 million kronor deal that will last until 2023. While the arena was to be known as Swedbank Arena, Swedbank announced in 2012 that it would donate its naming rights to Friends, a nonprofit organization against school bullying of which Swedbank is a sponsor; the stadium was renamed Friends Arena. The stadium has a retractable roof, enabling events to take place during the winter season and to host indoor entertainment shows; the facade of the arena can be lit up in 17 million different color schemes. For example, the stadium is lit up in blue and yellow when Sweden's national team is playing matches.
Friends Arena is a UEFA Category 4 stadium, the natural turf pitch measures 105 x 68 metres. In the middle of the stadium roof, a 240 square metres big media cube is placed where the attendance can follow what is happening. In addition, 647 LED-screens are installed throughout the facility to enhance the guest experience. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden declared the arena inaugurated at the opening ceremony which took place in the venue at 25 October 2012; the show, directed by famous Swedish director Colin Nutley, was entitled "Svenska ögonblick". Artists like Agnes Carlsson, The Hives, Icona Pop, First Aid Kit and Roxette performed in front of a crowd of 46,000 people. Furthermore, 1,700,000 TV viewers watched the inauguration show live at SVT1. Swedish House Mafia made three concerts during their One Last Tour in the arena. A total of 115,000 people visited Friends Arena during the three sold-out concerts in November 2012. At 14 November 2012, the stadium hosted its first football game. Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the first goal at Sweden's new national stadium in the 4–2 victory against England.
The game was seen by 49,967 people, the current attendance record for a sport event. A spectacular new record for Swedish bandy was set at the 2013 Swedish Bandy Championship Final, when Hammarby IF defeated Sandvikens AIK ahead of an audience of 38,474 persons under the closed roof. AIK played their first competitive football match at April 7, 2013. Visiting team Syrianska FC succeeded to get one point after a goalless game, but the better for AIK, they set a new club record attendance for a home game in Allsvenskan of 43,463. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played three sold-out concerts at Nationalarenan between 3–11 May 2013 on their Wrecking Ball Tour, breaking the venue's attendance records with over 55,000 attendees at each show. In thanking Swedish fans for their long time support and loyalty, Springsteen played full albums during the concerts: Born To Run on 3 May, Darkness on the Edge of Town on 4 May, Born In The U. S. A. on 11 May. The final of the UEFA Women's Euro were played at 28 July 2013.
41,301 people watched Germany overcome Norway with a score of 1–0. The game set a new attendance record for a Women's Euro fixture. Solna became the first city in Europe which has hosted all four big football championships; the arena hosts Motorcycle speedway as part of the Speedway Grand Prix World Championship series and has hosted the Speedway Grand Prix of Scandinavia since 2013. The temporary track at the arena is 275 metres in length; the arena has hosted the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013. The stadium was chosen as the venue for the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final in 2015. Pearl Jam performed at the stadium on 28 june 2014; the show was the kick off of the European leg of their Lightning Bolt Tour. AC/DC performed at the venue on 19 July 2015 in front of a sold-out crowd of 53,000 people. On 26 July 2016, Beyoncé performed at the stadium to a sold-out crowd of 48,519 for her The Formation World Tour. Depeche Mode performed at the stadium on 5 May 2017; the show was the opening night of the band's Global Spirit Tour in front of a sold-out crowd of 36,400 people.
Ariana Grande performed here on 8 May 2017. The show was the kick off of the European leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour; the stadium was the venue for the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final on 24 May 2017 between Ajax and Manchester United. Guns N' Roses performed here on 29 June 2017 in a sold-out show to
Haga Echo Temple
The Haga Echo Temple was built in 1790 as a summer dining room for Gustav III who loved to dine outdoors. It is situated in Hagaparken in Solna just north of Stockholm; the architect was Carl Christoffer Gjörwell. SFV Statens Fastighetsverk - Hagaparken