Djurgårdslinjen is a heritage tram line with the route number 7N, running between Norrmalmstorg and Waldemarsudde in Stockholm, Sweden. The line, along with every other tram line in Stockholm, was withdrawn in conjunction to the switch to right-hand side traffic in 1967, but was restored as a heritage tram line in June 1991 and operated on a non-profit basis by members of the Swedish Tramway Society through its operating company AB Stockholms Spårvägar; the infrastructure for the heritage line was constructed and owned by Stiftelsen Stockholms Museispårvägar, a non-profit foundation created by the city of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Council, but it was handed over to SL in 2005. Since the line was reopened, there have been several proposals to extend the tracks to Sergels torg and Stockholm Central Station, with the intention to replace current bus line 47 with modern light-rail vehicles. In the 1990s, the proposals were met with indifference by local politicians, but since the opening of Tvärbanan and with the introduction of the new Flexity Swift A32 trams, there is now majority support for an extension.
The vintage trams operate from the beginning of April to the end of December, every day between June and August. The trams used on the line are from Stockholm, along with a few Gothenburg trams and some from the Oslo Tramway; the vintage of the tram cars varies from early 20th century to late 1950s. On weekends a modified trailer named "Rolling Café" is coupled to one of the motorcars on the line, where one can have a cup of coffee or tea along with some pastries whilst enjoying the scenery. All SL fares are valid on Djurgårdslinjen, including coupons. In 2008 it was decided that the line would be extended from the current end station at Norrmalmstorg to the new city development in Lindhagen, via Stockholm Central station. In August 2010, under the Spårväg City project, line 7 began regular service with new Flexity Classic trams, the route extended from Norrmalmstorg to Sergels Torg. Plans to extend the line to Hornsberg and northeast Ropsten by 2014 have, not been fulfilled. Trams in Stockholm Public transport in Stockholm List of tram and light rail transit systems Media related to Djurgårdslinjen at Wikimedia Commons Swedish Tramway Society – The Djurgården line no 7 Tram Travels: Djurgårdslinjen 7N
This article is about the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. For the Nordic Museum in the Ballard district of Seattle, Washington see Nordic Museum; the Nordic Museum is a museum located on Djurgården, an island in central Stockholm, dedicated to the cultural history and ethnography of Sweden from the early modern period to the contemporary period. The museum was founded in the late 19th century by Artur Hazelius, who founded the open-air museum Skansen. For long part of the museum, the institutions were made independent of each other in 1963; the museum was called the Scandinavian Ethnographic Collection, from 1880 the Nordic Museum. When Hazelius established the open-air museum Skansen in 1891, it was the second such museum in the world. For the museum, Hazelius bought or got donations of objects like furniture and toys from all over Sweden and the other Nordic countries. For Skansen, he collected entire farms. Although the project did not get the government funding he had hoped, Hazelius received widespread support and donations and by 1898, the Society for the promotion of the Nordic Museum had 4,525 members.
The Riksdag allocated some money for the museums in 1891 and doubled the amount in 1900, the year before Hazelius died. The present building, the design of Isak Gustaf Clason, was completed in 1907 after a 19-year construction process, it was intended to be a national monument housing the material inheritance of the nation. It was, only half-completed for the Stockholm Exposition 1897, it never was completed to the extent planned, three times the actual size, it takes its style from Dutch-influenced Danish Renaissance architecture rather than any Swedish historical models. The core of the “cathedralesque” building is taken up by a huge main hall passing through all the stories up to the roof and dominated by the enormous sculpture of King Gustav Vasa, the Swedish so called founder-king. For the construction and granite was used for the walls, while concrete was used for the roof; the museum has over 1.5 million objects in its collections, including buildings such as the Julita farm in Södermanland, Svindersvik in Nacka, Tyresö Palace in Tyresö, the chaplain farm at Härkeberga near Enköping.
The museum archive houses an extensive collection of documents and 6 million photographs dating from the 1840s until today. The museum research library contains 3,800 shelf meters of literature from the 16th century and onward. Culture in Stockholm Nordiska museet - official website
Kungsträdgården metro station
Kungsträdgården is a station of the Stockholm metro, located in the district of Norrmalm. It was opened on 30 October 1977, as the 91st station; the platform is located 34 meters underground. The station features relics rescued from the many buildings pulled down during the redevelopment of central Stockholm during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the station; the entrance to the station was intended to be in the park Kungsträdgården, but due to the Elm Conflict in 1971 these plans had to change. The station is notable for its unique fauna. It's the only place in Scandinavia; the cave-dwelling spider has lived on the station's walls since it opened for service in the mid-1970s, but scientists don't know how it got there. It traveled on machines and excavation equipment from Southern Europe, used during the construction. There is a moss growing on the walls, thought to be extinct in the Stockholm region. In 2016 a team of scientists conducting a survey of the metro's wildlife discovered two unknown species of fungi covering the station walls.
Upon closer analysis the fungi turned out to be from a unknown genus, with unique DNA compositions. Images of Kungstradgarden
Gröna Lund, or colloquially Grönan, is an amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. It is on the seaward side of Djurgården Island, it is small compared to other amusement parks because of its central location, which limits expansion. The 3.8 ha amusement park is a popular venue for concerts in the summer. It was founded in 1883 by James Schultheiss. Gröna Lund's roots are in the 1880s; however the area has been used for similar purposes since the early 18th century. In 1883, a German by the name of Jacob Schultheiss rented the area to erect "carousels and other amusements"; until 2001, descendants of Schultheiss ran Gröna Lund. Before the amusement park came into being, Gröna Lund was the name of a small park; the park's location is unique in the sense that most of the buildings are old residential and commercial structures from the 19th century. The buildings were not built for the park; the park has three different entertainment venues: Gröna Lundsteatern and Stora Scenen. Gröna Lund features most attractions common to amusement parks, such as a tunnel of love, a funhouse and seven roller coasters.
Gröna Lund is known for its rock and pop music concerts. The record is unbeatable. American rapper Nas performed with 22,000 people in 2010; the park is accessible by tram #7, bus #67 and by ferry from the city centre. Its central location allows visitors to view large parts of Stockholm from the taller attractions. Since 2006, the park is owned by Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB, wholly owned by the Tidstrand family, which owns Kolmården Zoo and Skara Sommarland. Eclipse - 121.9 m tall swing ride, opened in 2013, height limit 1.2 m. Funtime. Blue Train - dark ride that opened in 1935, refurbished in 1982 and again in 2011. Magnus Sörman, Gosetto. Chain Flyer - wave swinger, opened in 1997, height limit 1.1 m. Zierer. Extreme - giant spin, opened in 1999, moved in 2013, height limit 1.4 m. Mondial. Flying Carpet - carpet ride, opened in 1983. Zierer. Fritt Fall Tilt - 80 m tall tilting drop tower, opened in 1998, the "tilt " function introduced in 2004, height limit 1.4 m. Intamin. House of Nightmares - spooky haunted house, opened in 2015.
Sally Corporation. Katapulten - 55 m tall launch tower. S&S Worldwide. Kärlekstunneln - [[Old Mill. Lantern - spinning tower ride, opened in 2008, height limit 1.1 m. Zierer. Octopus - octopus spinner, opened in 2000, height limit 1.1 m. Anton Schwarzkopf. Pop Expressen - breakdance spinner, opened in 1996. Huss. Radiobilen - bumper cars, opened in 1968, height limit 1.2 m. Reverchon. Rock Jet - rotator, opened in 1976, height limit none /1.1 m alone. Reverchon Ikaros - 95 m tall tilting tower opened in 2017, Known as a "Sky Jump" similar to Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa. Intamin. Circus Carousel - merry go round, opened in 1883. Flying Elephants - fly the elephants ride, opened in 1983. Zamperla. Fun House - indoor obstacle house, opened in 1883. Gröna Lund, rebuilt in 1986 by Zierer Kuling - rocking tug, opened in 2005. Zamperla. Little Paris Wheel - mini Ferris wheel, opened in 1993. Zamperla. Mini Bumper Cars - kiddie bumper cars, opened in 2003. Bertazzon. Mirror House - classic mirror maze, opened in 1935.
Pettson and Findus World - walkthrough and play area, opened in 2003. Gröna Lund. Tea Cups - spinning tea cups, opened in 2008. Mack Rides. Tunnel of Love - classic dark ride for kids, opened in 1917 and refurbished in 1986. Gröna Lund Veteran Cars - on track cars. Arcade Games - arcade games and test-your-skill games; the park hosts various special events throughout the season music concerts. Famous Swedish musicians that have performed at Grona Lund include: ABBA in'73, Europe in'84, The Cardigans in'97, Robyn in'99, Caesars in'02, Dr. Alban in'03, A*Teens in'03, Icona Pop in'13, Tove Lo in'14, Meshuggah in'14, Basshunter in'15, Ghost in'17, Zara Larsson in'17. Https://www.setlist.fm/search?query=Robyn+Grona+Lund+Stockholm Rival park Liseberg in Gothenburg Nearby open-air museum Skansen The Djurgården line Gröna Lund official site Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB Panoramic virtual tour of entrance to Grona Lund
Djurgårdsbron is a bridge in central Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by Carl Fraenell and built for the Stockholm World's Fair 1897, the present bridge forms a southern extension to the boulevard Narvavägen, thus connecting mainland Östermalm to the island Djurgården, it is one of four bridges stretching from Djurgården, the others being Djurgårdsbrunnsbron and Lilla Sjötullsbron. Featured on the bridge standing on tall granite columns are four Old Norse gods, sculpted by Rold Adlersparre: Heimdall blowing in his Gjallarhorn. Flanking the pathways are cast iron railings displaying stylized plants and the abutments and candelabras designed by the architect Erik Josephson. Preceded by a bridge much further east and thus referred to as "the new bridge", the original bridge at this location first appears on a map dated 1696. However, duties covering the costs for material and carpenters required for its construction are brought up in the Royal accounts as early as 1661. Appearing together with the original bridge on a map dated 1733, a new bridge built in 1730 by King Frederick I requiring a roadworthy passage to the Royal hunting grounds, was referred to as Fredrikshovsbron due to its vicinity to the palace Fredrikshov.
Concerned for the state of the bridge, the king six years had the bridge leased out to the island's surveyor, made responsible for its maintenance, was authorized to take up bridge tolls fixed by the king. The bridge gave way, non the less, under the king's coach in 1745; the bridge is mentioned again in 1801 referred to as Djurgårdsflottbro, said to allow the passing of ships, having a ramp crossing a marshy terrain and therefore resting on logs. This bridge, in 1820 described as decayed and grass-grown, was replaced by another wooden bridge in 1825 on the order of King Charles XIV John. Sadly, a stone bridge discussed at this time was never carried out, by 1849 the new bridge was in such a state it had to be replaced by a three-span iron bridge resting on wooden poles. To ensure the loading ratio before its inauguration, 200 men from the guard regiment nearby were order to march back and forth across the bridge in different formations, an odd practice considering the insignificant number of people being able to swim at the time.
Reinforced in 1886, the iron bridge was demolished in 1895 to be replaced by the current three-span steel bridge, 18 metres wide, about 58 metres long, able to carry the new trams. The provisional bridge used during the construction was pulled down following the World's Fair in 1897; because of post-WW2 traffic loads, the bridge had to be reconstructed in 1977, a job done in three months - the three spans wielded on the quay and lifted in place using a pontoon crane. List of bridges in Stockholm Stockholmskällan - historical images of Djurgårdsbron
Skeppsbron is both a street and a quay in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, capital of Sweden, stretching from the bridge Strömbron in front of the Royal Palace southward to Slussen. The quay Skeppsbrokajen runs along the street. Several alleys connects Skeppsbron to the thoroughfare Österlånggatan: Slottskajen, Slottsbacken, Telegrafgränd, Skeppar Karls Gränd, Bredgränd, Kråkgränd, Nygränd, Brunnsgränd, Skottgränd, Stora Hoparegränd, Drakens Gränd, Ferkens gränd, Gaffelgränd, Johannesgränd, Packhusgränd, Tullgränd, Norra Bankogränd, Södra Bankogränd, Norra Dryckesgränd, Södra Dryckesgränd, Slussplan Skeppsbron is mentioned as Stadzbron in 1592, skeepzbroon in 1647, appears as Skeppsbron in 1961. While no historical documents knows to tell when or why the decision was taken to develop the eastern waterfront of Stadsholmen in accordance to the pretensions of a nation becoming a Great Power, it is known this development started during the 1630s and it is assumed the plan's originator was King Gustav II Adolf.
The new street, built on land created by continuous fillings, was subsequently accrued to the city and old streets stretching from Österlånggatan to the old city wall, were extended down to the new street. Poles associated with an old quay preceding the existing one have been found some hundred metres from the present quay, it was called Koggabron or stadens allmänningsbro. The stone quay was not completed until 1854 by Nils Ericson. Today'Skeppsbron' refers to the road passing over the quay, while the harbour area outside of it is called Skeppsbrokajen. An old fish market, once located between today's Nygränd and Brunnsgränd, was the biggest market place in Gamla stan during the Middle Ages, at the time it was connected directly to Stortorget, the central market place, by means of Köpmangatan; the fish market was replaced by a block during the 1520s. Skeppsbron remained the vital centre for the local shipping business until the early 20th century. Though Kinnevik have been furnishing Skeppsbron with one of the world's biggest Christmas trees annually for ten years, Skeppsbron is today crossed by a major traffic route and is sparsely used.
Proposals have been brought forward to revitalize the area by adding new shopping areas, residential areas, ferries. Without a number: Stockholm Palace, opposite to Slottsbacken the statue of Gustav III by Tobias Sergel inaugurated in 1808, it is made in bronze and describes the kings landing on the quay after the Russian war 1788-90. The statue was inspired by the Apollo Belvedere marble, the artist described his work as "is in movement, holding a helm in one hand, while offering an olive branch signifying peace with the other, he wears a navy uniform with a large cape fastened at the left shoulder." N.20, Brandstodsbolagets hus, designed by Isak Gustaf Clason and built by the turn of the century 1900 in the style of Tessin the Younger. The exploitation demands of the modern era resulted in the building as being disproportionately large for the setting on its completion, a problem however dissolved by the adoption of its scale by several other buildings along Skeppsbron. N.42B, Södra Bankohuset the Bank of Sweden, designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and built 1663-1680, rebuilt in 1738 after plans by Carl Hårleman.
N.48, Räntmästartrappan, named after a building once found on the southern corner of Skeppsbron and the stairs leading up to its main entrance. The building was located south of an historical alley called Räntmästergränden which passed through the present building on the location; the former name is used for the area on the quay where the ferries to Djurgården departs. The red granite sculpture'Sea god' by Carl Milles found on the quay, is from 1913 and depicts a monster with a broad smile pressing a bashful mermaid to his chest; the sculpture is the only of the artist's many proposals for similar sculptures carried through. List of streets and squares in Gamla stan Fru Gunillas Gränd Fisketorget Media related to Skeppsbron at Wikimedia Commons hitta.se - Location map and virtual walk
Skeppsholmsbron is in central Stockholm, connecting Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen. The bridge, 165 metres long and 9.5 metres wide, consists of a 5.5 metre wide roadway flanked by 2 metre pathways, has 5 arches. It was the first forged iron bridge to be constructed in Sweden, manufactured by Motala Verkstad in 1861; the first bridge to connect Skeppsholmen to the rest of the city was a wooden bridge on poles called Holmbron and provided with a drawbridge, constructed by the admiralty in 1638-1640 when the camp of the Swedish Navy was relocated from Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen. In 1822 the bridge was damaged in a fire, subsequently replaced by a temporary pontoon bridge. Funded directly and still owned by the state, the present steel bridge was inaugurated in 1861. In 1935 the bridge together with other building and structures on Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen were classified as historical landmarks, thus prohibiting replacing the bridge or altering its exterior, a decision reassessed in the 1990s.
List of bridges in Stockholm Kastellholmsbron Strömbron Marinarkeologisk Tidskrift, Under Skeppsholmsbron. 1-98 Stockholmskällan - historical images of Skeppsholmsbron