The Sormland trail passes through varied countryside, including "wilderness" areas, cultural landscapes and sites of historical interest.
The long-distance path is waymarked with orange circles around trees or poles, signs with SORMLANDSLEDEN ans S-arrows, in places, the orange colour is supplemented with blue e.g. on arrow tips or a dot in the circle around a tree, indicating that the section also forms part of a circular route. Planks and footbridges take walkers across sensitive and waterlogged areas. Signs are erected at the beginning of each section, with maps and descriptions of the adjoining sections.
Along the route there are more than 50 overnight shelters and a number of youth hostels or similar accommodation. Long- distance walkers are recommended to bring tents as the path sometimes goes
through long stretches of uninhabited countryside with no access to other accommodation.
Detailed maps of each section, scale 1:50000, are available on our website for members using a password. You may also find Lantmateriets Topographic maps (green maps) and certain tourist maps useful.
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A number of natural wells are found along the path. Quality and quality cannot be guaranteed.
All of Djurgarden has,for a long period of time, been affected by human presence. More than anything else, medieval farming practices have impacted on the landscape.
Royal Game Park 1680 - 1751 (-1829, - 1890)
In the year 1680. a 20 kilometre long fence known as Djurgardsgardesgarden (The Game Park Fence) was erected in order to keepgame in the area and keep predators such as wolves, bears and poachers out.
Recreation and amusement park 1751 - (1829, 1890)
The numerous restaurants and taverns, as well as the delightful surroundings, became the attraction during this period. Parks, footpaths, and gardens were created, The oldest park, the Frisen Park, to the south, was established early on. The Djurgarden canal, the Rosendal Palace and the Lidingo Bridge
(a pontoon bridge) were also built.
And many more to see.........
The Royal Djurgarden Nature Preserve
King Gustav Adolf's mighty ship, the Vasa, was intended for a major role in the Swedish Navy. But fate decreed otherwise: the ship foundered shortly after embarking on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa was salvaged after 333 years on the bottom of Stockholms Strom and is now the world's only preserved seventeenth century ship. Adorned with more than 700 carved sculptures, she is also a unique treasury of art.
Several exhibitions tell of the Vasa and her time. A film about the Vasa is shown every hour. There are guided tours daily.
Group tours or film viewings may be booked on Tel\; +46 8 519 548 70
Well stocked shop. High-class restaurant.
1 September - 31 May: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
(Wednesdays 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM)
1 June - 31August: 8.30 AM - 6.00 PM
31 December: 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Closed 1 January, 23 - 25 December
A dinner next to the Royal Warship Vasa, combined with a guided tour, is an unforgettable experience .
Information and menu suggestions, please visit : www.vasarestaurangen.com
Welcome to one of Europe's largest and most dynamic palaces. The Royal palace is His Majesty The King's official residence and also where many of the king and Queen's official receptions are held. The palace is open to visitors year round.
The entrance fee includes The Royal Apartments * with The hall of State and The Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, The Treasury with the regalia, The Tre Kronor Museum that portrays the palace's history, and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities **
Highlights of The Palace
* Karl XI's Gallery (1600s) and Oskar II's drawing room (1800s)
in the Royal Apartments
* Queen Kristina's silver throne (1600s) in the Hall of State
* Erik XIV's crown (1500s) in the Treasury
* Models of the old Tre Kronor Palace (1200 - 1600s)
in the Tre Kronor Museum.
More to discover
Don't miss The Changing of The Royal Guard and The Royal G Shop with quality souvenirs and
gifts inspired by The Royal Collections, The Royal Armoury is housed in the palace and The Royal Stables and The Riddarholmen Church, the final resting place of Sweden's Kings, are within walking distance.
Wells- Next- The- Sea is a traditional seaside town on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. It's a home to everything we love about the seaside - amusement arcades, hungry seagulls , fish'n'chips, ice cream
and cookies. But it's also so much more, a most interesting and fascinating place, charming ,picturesque and historical.
Explore creeks and salt marshes teeming with bird life, walk along sandy beaches on a seaside break, or take a boat trip to see the seal colony, Castle church and abbey ruins are just waiting to be discovered, along with art galleries, steam railways, a reconstructed from Iron Age village and cycle ways galore.
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
This unique railway opened in 1982 and is the longest 10 1/4 in narrow gauge steam railway in the world. The unique and powerful locomotives ' Norfolk Hero' and ' Norfolk Heroine' were built especially for this line.
No visit to Walsingham would be complete without a visit to each of the shrines that make the village so famous. Sadly, the original Roman Catholic shrine was destroyed during the reformation, but the
Slipper Chapel, a 14th century wayside pilgrim chapel, was restored and named.
The Roman Catholic National Shrine of our Lady in 1934.
The Anglican shrine church, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, was built in the 20th century and is where the Holy House is located - a replica of the home in Nazareth of the Holy Family.
Don't miss the image of our Lady of Walsingham carved in 1922 and copied from the seal of the medieval priory which was suppressed in 1538.
The bounteous vegetarian buffet is the focal point of Tibits - where everybody queues up to choose from around 40 home-made salads, hot daily specials, soups, sandwiches and sweets. It's more than plain tasty, believe us. Situated at the beginning of the Seefeld district., Tibits is very popular for lunch, dinner or coffee with the business people and the hipper residents of the area. And yes, it's all available to take away too. Newly renovated sister restaurant tilbits im NZZ bistro' around the corner at Falkenstrasse 12.
The Hiltl is Zurich's vegetarian institution par excellence. It' s simply amazing what they do with purely vegetarian ingredients - and ther've been doing it since 1898. Just grab a plate and pick from the huge choice of curries, chutneys, salads, tofu and a lot more.... Take away and eating in the bar area is cheaper, while the restaurant area with table service and a' la carte dishes offers more comfort.
The Zeughauskeller (the arsenal) is one of Zurich's biggest beer halls. Situated in a medieval arsenal it serves good solid traditional Swiss fare: generous helpings of meat, sausages, schnitzel and roast. Popular with tourists, locals and lads out for the night, it's a place where it's easy to get to know people, as you share the big tables with other guests. Old military devices standing around are there to remind you where you are. So don't get too drunk, you might end up getting conscripted.
The Rheinfelder is one of the oldest beer halls in town: a place where workers, students, and business men alike go for the big portions, good prices and traditional down-to-earth food - and lots of beer of cvourse. The waiters have a rough charm , but actually serve the desired dishes quickly; schweinsleberli (pork liver), bratwurst, kidney, rosti or chnopfli (small ball-shaped noodles) if in doubt go for the jumbo-jumbo cordon-bleu that the Rheinfelder is famous for. But beware the waitress will poke fun at you if you can't take this piece of meat the size of an elephant's ear.
Eat modern Swiss cuisine in Zurich's only market hall , built underneath a railway a railway overpass (part of the shopping mall in Vadukt). Start with bread and one of the many spreads (try the tomato pesto) or a portion of fresh sausages, . continue with some pasta, roast or meat from the grill. And don't forget the market- fresh vegetables. All dishes are served on platters in the middle of the table, so you can taste your friends orders too. And don't worry if it feels like an earthquake is coming on - it's just a train passing overhead.
The Marche' now is all about grilled meat and fish, pizza and locally sourced fresh vegetables and salads. the veal steak we had was really tender and cooked medium as ordered (by their sauces - e.g Sicilian salsal) - and we also enjoyed the raw vegetable salad with cashews as a starter. The all open kitchen allows you to supervise the preparations yourself. You can sit on high bar stools and tables, we went for the more relaxed leather benches and had no regrets. That applies to the whole evening.
In its interesting semi-circular wood-panelled dining room, the Kantorei is pleasantly open with a high ceiling and stained glass windows. In summer you can also sit outside around the fountain on the quiet public square. The menu majors on traditional Swiss dishes, many of which have been revitalised using some slightly more innovative combinations. Somewhere between traditional and elegant, the Kantorei is an agreeable spot.
As the name suggests, the Farmer's Inn in the old town is a rustic tavern. Wooden tables, panelled walls, and a huge painting of farmers plowing a field with own make for a country feel. The food on offer in this historic building is hearty and traditionally Swiss: meatloaf with mashed potatoes, bratwurst with rosti, cordon bleu or beef liver to name a few.
From Sun to Wed you're allowed to play cards ( jassen as the Swiss say) after dinner.
At the Holy Cow they sell quite a choice of burgers, all fast-food style. You order and pay at the counter, the food is then , and the brought to your table when it's ready. Listen out for your number being called, so you make sure you get the burgers you actually ordered. The Elvis blue cheese burger we got was tasty, with a distinct blue cheese taste and nicely cooked meat. The bun was a little floppy though, we'd have preferred it toasted. Nevertheless a good choice for a quick, inexpensive burger - very popular with students and the like.
This new bar in the main hall of the railway station is a pleasant mix of cafe', American deli and wine bar, The black furniture and dark parquet floor are quite elegant. A lovely touch in the modern interpretation of a stucco ceiling with intricate asymetrical refiefs an a 50s style chandlier constructed of flourescent tubes. This is a fast moving place, with a small but sensible choice of sandwiches (e.g. with pastramu', salads, desserts (e.g. New York Cheese cake) and just two wines, which are however served in quite opulent glasses. At the outside tables in the hall smoking is permitted with blankets provided for chilly days.
TemptAsian is situated on the 9th floor of The palace offering a new age of dining. Complemented with magnificent panoramic views of Sliema and Valletta's Harbour, it delivers a fusion of Asian cuisines in a relaxing setting. All dishes, with their original twist and restaurant's distinctive touch, are recognised as signature dishes among the most discerning diners. TemptAsian is now also open for Sunday lunch.
<Rotten> carrus hen's egg with truffle on a mushroom and truffle puree, warm mini brioche and a cappucino to drink - Garriguette strawberries and confit of black olives, cream made with oil from Bize, lemon-thyme sorbet and Madeleine sponges with honey from Fontjoncouse.
Auberge du Vieux Puits
5, Avenue Saint-Victor
Dining in the gothic room of the district old guild house on Limmatqual sets you back in time: very spacious with stone walls and a hardwood ceiling it's a least for the eyes.
And just your eyes can feast,but your other senses too,
The classic French and Swiss cuisine featuring beef and lamb as well as fish is exquisite - and has its price.Get some sweets from the dessert trolley at the end or go all the way and order the five course gourmet menu, trolley included.
Gotidshcher Saaln - Haus Zum Ruden
Located on the top floor of the same building that hosts the Zurich casino, the all new and kind of swanky George boasts a great terrace. On both sides of the building one can sit outdoors and enjoy the view over the city centre.
But George is an allrounder: he offers a long wooden bar, a cosy library lounge and plenty of tables for lunch and dinner. Foodwise he mainly specialises in grilled meat, steaks and similar and some seafood. Very solid indeed. A piano player sees to it that you get into a relaxed mood when you visit George.
Bohemia's waiters wear ties - and they're not the only thing with style around here. The tiled floor and the crystal chandeliers give the Bohemia a distinguished atmosphere, drawing both business people and the city's in-crowd. They now mainly serve steaks grilled to your liking on the wood - fire grill. They their home-made sauces - we loved the just slightly sweet ketchup. The bar area at the
front can be bus, so if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, try to get a table in the room at the back.
Don't be scared off by the name of this venue (Rude Ernest): host Ernesto is unhurried and comfy rather than rude. And recently his descendant Juan Carlos took over. The food they put on the plate is Spanish, though with visible Swiss and international influences: gambas al Ajillo (shrimps in garlic sauce), paella flambeado (chicken flambe') or veal chops. As a side dish we recommend nudein Ernesto (pasta with cream and cheese) - no matter if they match your main course, just try them. Sometimes a guitarrero makes the experience even more. Spanish.
Zum Grobe Erenst Restaurant
The Tapas Del Mar is a modern stylish venue with bare concrete walls, a high ceiling and livingroom -style lampshades. On offer are dozens of different Spanish tapas - we recommend going for the tour - which saves you the hassle of choosing and gives you the opportunity of tasting as many things as possible ( 2 people minimum) Besides it's great value. You get some cold starters, as well as wdero (lamb ell as meat and fish tapas and a dessert. Everything we got was freshly prepared and very tasty - be it the pasta de berenjenas (eggplant paste) the gambas al ajlillo or the tender pinchitos cordero (lamb skewers). The service was quick and attentive - we had a really nice evening.
They do a great mezze platter here, with hummus, baba ganoush (aubergine puree') okraq in tomato sauce and many more hot and cold options. Some are with meat or cheese, many are vegan. The warm pita bread is served in little brown paper bags so it dosen't dry out - a nice touch. The pleasant, light room with the lovingly selected second-hand tables and chairs feels just as right for extended coffee in the morning as for an evening meal with beer. Free Wi-fi.
This restaurant in the brand new urban settlement Kalkbreite is an architectural mezze platter : concrete walls, mosaic floors, high ceilings, chandeliers and a peek through window to the neighbouring tram shed. We love the mix of concrete and orient. The menu is dominated by food from Lebanon, Greece and Turkey. We tried the Langstrasseenteller - and loved what we got: skewers of chicken and Kofte, tabouleh, tzatziki and chilli potatoes, everything was excellent. There are classics like hummus and mezze on the menu too. The service is a bit nonchalant, but friendly.
A little bit off the beaten track on the upper edge of Niededorf, the Zum grunen Glas offers notable Mediterranean-style cuisine in the noble atmosphere of an old guild house. The classic here is the beef tarter - it's served either with basil and olives or Asian-style with wasabi and mango chutney. And yes, it's very tasty. You will find fish,meat and some typical Zurich dishes like geschnetzeltes and bratwurst on the menu as well.
This garage-style restaurant offers mostly organic food from around the Mediterranean with a particularly French touch. The ever fresh moules et frites (mussels with French fries) are what a lot of people come here for, or a tasty beef tarter. the restaurant works like a market hall; you place your order at the kitchen corner and it's served to your table. It's always very busy and loud - so come here for rather for the outstanding fresh food and the industrial style than for a quiet evening with your significant other. There is also a delicatessen in the back.
We like the style at rhe basso - it's modern and pure, without being super-cooled. The Italian- Alpine menu is also definitely worth a mention, offering e.g tasty tarter, excellent cheese lasagne, served not in layers but open, so to speak and some great cuts of meat too. They also have a wood fire oven for genuine pizze. The service is attentive and fresh, and on a sunny day, their colourful outdoor tables just overlooking the Sihl canal are a lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee.