A lot of people who watch my videos watch them simply because I’m from Sweden and people are interested in Sweden So today, I thought I’d give you guys another Sweden related video I want to start today’s video by sharing an app with you guys. So many of the questions I get asked, they can be answered in this app The app is called HiNative and it’s a collaboration with them. After I’ve gone through the app I’m going to share with you guys my Must-see places in Sweden, so if you’re interested in that just keep on watching this video So this app HiNative you can get it from Google play and app store And it’s also available on the web. The links you need are in the description below, of course And in this app you can ask questions. It’s basically an app that’s built around people actually asking questions about Different languages and countries and the native people of that country can answer your questions So there are 110 different languages that you can choose Especially if you are interested in Swedish, it’s a good app. So to register on the app You can use Facebook, Twitter, your email, Whichever feels the most comfortable to you. You can even like speak into the app and then ask Native people of that language if your pronunciation is good or not like that’s very high-tech and the app is free But there are a bunch of premium functions and if you’re not sure if you want to get the premium or not you can get one week free so now let’s just take a look at the app. I don’t know how to like record on my screen. I’m old-school like that, but this is my personal Profile as you can see, based on like German, English and Swedish and the most important part of course is this Question part and it’s in the middle here And these are the kinds of questions that you can ask people and those questions are, for example, “How do you say this?” “Does this sound natural?” “Please show me an example sentence with a word.” I’m guessing. “What does this mean?” “What’s the difference?” 3 questions we can ask whatever you want and Also ask about a country or a region if you want to know about it and of course It’s not all about taking it’s also about giving If you guys are interested in this app and make sure you register your native language So you can help people trying to learn your language But now let’s dive into the other part of the video and that is my must-see places in Sweden. These are the places that I have been to Personally that I can recommend it might not all be “Oh my God, we must see it, you can’t visit Sweden without seeing this!” Some of these are just like very pretty, fun, exciting places Do what you want with this information- these are my favorite spots in Sweden I have divided them into four different categories. It’s Stockholm of course I mean, it’s the capital. Malmö, one of my favorite cities, and Gothenburg the three biggest cities And then I have the fourth category. That’s like completely random places high and low all over Sweden. So let’s start with Stockholm. Of course you have to visit Old Town. (“Gamla Stan” in Swedish.) Old Town is simply just a really old part of Stockholm Personally it’s not exotic for me because I’ve grown up here. I just see it all the time, but I know for tourists that haven’t been to Sweden or maybe the Nordics before, it’s really nice There are also some museums that I want to recommend one is Vasa Museum. (“Vasa Museet” in Swedish.) There’s also a museum They did you find the Vasa ship like the actual huge ship- and as you’ve noticed I’m really into history Some of you guys already know this, so the Vasa Museum and most museums Obviously are about historical things and the Vasa ship was a ship that was built for one of our kings Many many years ago, and he was so busy trying to impress and trying to build the biggest Ships there was, the guy building the ship Didn’t really say “no” to this king and they built this ship that was not at all Proportionate or that that worked basically, it is not a ship that works, so on its maiden voyage Whatever it’s called. It’s called the first time they like put it in the water and sent it off It sunk. Right away. It was a major scandal, super embarrassing and then some years later They took up the ship, put it in the museum, And now you can go look at the ship and everything that was on the ship and read about it and all that stuff. I also want to recommend the museum of natural history and the Swedish history museums. I also recommend Fotografiska. I’m not sure what it’s called in English- probably like photography museum or the museum of photography It’s not really a museum. It’s more like an art gallery. They have different kinds of exhibits, I guess you could call it. So I can’t recommend any exhibit in particular, but every time I’ve been to Fotografiska I just love looking at photographs and as some of you might know there’s this thing in Sweden way up north called the Ice Hotel and I personally haven’t been to the ice hotel, so I can’t put it on my Must-see list since I haven’t been there, but I haven’t the Ice Bar in Stockholm And the ice bar is created by the ice hotel So it’s basically a bar you go into that’s completely made of ice. The glasses are made of ice, everything is made of ice It could be worth going to. It’s a nice experience And I went there many years ago when I was younger. If you’re into amusement parks, we’ve got Gröna Lund Which is one of two major amusement parks that we have in Sweden. If you are in the middle of Stockholm And you’re interested in a little “Fika” then I would recommend Vete-Katten and the last thing from Stockholm That’s not really in Stockholm. It’s in a suburb of Stockholm, kind of, called Södertälje. There’s this place called Tom Tits. Tom Tits Experiment (Katrin pauses) experiment. Tom Tits Experiment. Enough Tits, it’s probably called Tom Tit Experiment. Doesn’t matter how you say it’s Tits by the way. Tom Tits Experiments. It has nothing to do with tits, I promise. when I was younger growing up, we had seasonal tickets to this place We went there all the time and obviously mainly because my dad is scientist, and he’s really into that kind of stuff but it was so much fun, so if you maybe have Kids, I don’t know some of the people watching me have kids. It’s more of a like family Thing than going there when you’re in your twenties. It’s like a science place. They have so many different floors Each floor has their own theme and you can do experiments, you learn about the human body, you can learn about everything I haven’t been there in like 15 years or something So I don’t know how it is now but from the pictures I’ve seen it’s the same It’s awesome I’m noticing now that this video is going to be extremely long, but whatever. Next we have Malmö, one of my all-time favorite cities. I lived in Malmö for two and a half years while studying and in this Malmö category We have all of Skåne which is the region that Malmö is in Growing up, we spent one week every summer in Skåne, so I have a lot of like favorite places there as well So in Malmö that we have Vastra Hominem. It is the west harbor, I guess you can call it and it’s by the Turning Torso which is Currently, I think Sweden’s tallest building, but there’s one that’s being built now I think that’s taller But whatever. So the Turning Torso is in the west harbor and the west harbor is like this really new Part of Malmö and the reason I recommend it is because I just love how new everything is, everything so pretty, the apartments there are so pretty, everything is so clean and when you get the furthest out in the west harbor you can see the Öresundsbro that goes over to Denmark, the Sunsets over the water, there are cafes along the water It’s just the best part of the entirety of Malmö. Then if you like shopping, I could recommend Emporia. It’s One of Sweden’s- probably second largest- shopping centers. It’s nothing extravagant If you’re from the U.S or another country that has shopping malls, but in Sweden we’re not really that big in shopping malls So Emporia is one of the biggest ones, Mall of Scandinavia Which is in Stockholm, that I can’t recommend because I haven’t been there, is largest one I think. And if you’re in Malmö, it could be nice for one day Maybe to go to Emporia and shop a little bit. As for hotels in Malmö I really recommend the Malmö Live Hotel and Congress, it’s pretty close like a few hundred meters from the central station, and it’s just a fantastic hotel It’s beautiful. You have great views Depending on what room you get of course, but mostly great views- it’s just like a great hotel I recommend it 100% and in this hotel on the bottom floor they have this place called the Eatery Social I think it’s called? So they have like a Mexican food kind of menu, it’s called and they have a Mexican-ish menu and the food is amazing so if you’re in Malmö, even if you’re not staying at the hotel You can go to the Eatery and have dinner because it’s super nice and one of the last times when mom And I went to Malmö- we usually go there together because we enjoy it equally, we went to this really weird little Cocktail bar and it’s called the Apotheque. I’ll just write it here, what it’s called It’s a victorian pharmacy cocktail bar you go there It’s very mysterious, everybody’s dressed up, a lot of role-playing, you get this little Menu where you get to pick what disease you have and then they’ll bring you the cure for that disease Which is a drink, a cocktail And it’s really fun It’s a fun little experience and the last thing in Malmö are the city boats. You can go down to the canal that runs through the city, rent one of these boats that you pedals boats You can just take it through the canal in town I think I’ve done it two times, while I was living there And it’s is really nice. Then moving on to other parts of Skåne that I would definitely recommend going to Sandhammeren. it’s on the Eastern side I think of Skåne, and it’s just a beautiful beach Again might not be exotic for people that have these kinds of beaches in their home city or country But we don’t have a lot of beautiful beaches like this in Sweden And Sandhammeren is just a really really nice one. We used to spend the summers there, and it was awesome We’ve also have a Swedish version of Stonehenge, and that is all this Ales Stenar or Ale’s Stones It’s basically stones. It’s not the same Stonehenge because Stonehenge has carried a purpose with the sun and all that kind of stuff But Ale’s Stones is pretty much big stones that are Shaped as the Viking ship Looks like this, so you can kind of like hike up to the stones, check them out and many many many years ago We went to Kivik to celebrate my brother’s 12th birthday I think? So many years ago, they are kind of known for their apples I think or like their apple drinks, pretty much So we went to this apple festival or apple market and everything is apple. Apple apple apple. So if you like apples this has to be on your bucket list and every year for this market festival thing they make a Humongous art piece only made out of apples. Last but not least in Skåne we have Ystad. I’ve been to Ystad so many times personally. Again, It’s not super exotic. It’s a little bit like old town in Stockholm, but a little bit more like flowers and roses climbing on the small houses I haven’t seen or read any of the Kurt Wallander books or movies. They are placed in Ystad so if you’re a fan and you Might want to go to Ystad to check it out. Moving on to my smallest category And that is Gothenburg if you followed me for a long time you know that I live in Gothenburg for six months I have no positive feelings towards Gothenburg at all But there are three things that you might want to check out if you are in Gothenburg, the first is Liseberg which is Sweden’s second amusement park. There is also a thing called Slottsskogen which is basically translated to the Castle Forest. Yeah. I would call that park. I wouldn’t call it a forest. Maybe it is a little bit of a forest. Forest park! Super pretty, great for a picnic, or just hanging out in the sun. And the last thing in the Gothenburg Which isn’t really in Gothenburg. It’s more in the region again, Västergötland and that is Smögen What would you classify Smögen as? I’m not sure. I’ll just insert some pictures of Smögen in here you probably understand Why it’s cute. A bunch of small houses, a lot of water, some rocks and stuff. If you’re on the west coast in Sweden Smögen is a very trendy place to visit. And now we have reached the most random category and these places are not necessarily must-sees But they are nice places and if you are in the area check them out The first is Vättern and I think it’s Sweden’s second largest lake We live right next to Vättern, that’s the water you often see in like my pictures and everything. Honestly no matter Where you go around the entire lake it’s so pretty. It really is really pretty but I guess the part between Motala, where we live and Jönköping that’s my favorite part because that’s the part I’ve seen the most Just go somewhere close to Vättern, check it out, it is really nice and there’s also this thing called- you have a canal that we also have in Motala- the Creator of the Göta Kanal is from my town that I live in. It’s a canal that goes in Sweden And no matter where you go to see Göta Kanal all it’s super pretty so if you come to Motala you can see both Vättern and Göta Kanal all at the same time and on the way between Motala and Jönköping that’s at the bottom of Vättern there is This place called Gränna and in Gränna they’re super famous for creating these Polkagrisar Candies progressively like the candy canes you hang on the Christmas trees But they have so many different flavors like you can’t even imagine the flavors. They have everything from Mojito to ice cream flavors to candy flavors to probably food flavors I don’t know, but if you’re passing through Gränna, Definitely worth checking out and all the way from Motala to Gränna there’s this place called Uppgränna Naturhus and This is one of these really really random places that you will only ever visit if you are Around here somewhere and you might have heard of it. So now this is me tipping you guys about it It’s like a nature cafe. I think it’s also a hotel. Maybe not a hotel. More like a bed-and-breakfast, maybe. And it’s so beautiful I’ll just insert some pictures here of the-
it’s called the Uppgränna Nature House pretty much. I’ve been there once, my parents have been there a few times They loved it there so if you’re ever Close to here I do recommend going there for a Fika at least if nothing else. In the town that I grew up in, that my parents live in, called Nyköping there are two things I would like to recommend It’s a super random town, Nothing special really, but it plays quite an important part in Swedish history There’s a lot of Swedish history connected to Nyköping and especially Nyköpingshus. So if you are around Nyköping definitely go to Nyköpingshus to take the guided tour, the story about the three brothers That live there It’s really interesting. It’s a fun story. While you’re around Nyköping You might want to go to Stendörren Naturreservat. Nature reserve, is that what it’s called? Stendörren, Translated to stone door. it’s just pretty nature they have these bridges that go between Small islands over water. You might have a picnic, some Fika, some coffee. And the three random things are Uppsala Domkyrka. Is it called dome in English? I’m so bad at translating words. Huge church in Uppsala. Two towers Apparently it’s cool. I’ve been there, but I don’t really remember it, but it’s a iconic part of Uppsala and Definitely the Uppsala skyline. Next is the Dream Park- Drömparken in Enköping and I Lived my five first years in Enköping and we used to go to the Drömparken all the time It’s basically just a park with a lot of flowers There are like flowers and all kinds of flowers everywhere, you can kind of walk through the park And it’s just really pretty. And last thing that is the farthest north on my list because I haven’t been up north very much But there’s this place called or this thing called Storforsen that’s a part of the Pite River, um it’s kind of like a Waterfall ish- it’s not a waterfall What’s “fors”? And again, if you’re driving through We stopped there on our way to Narvik. We went to visit my relatives there And was it worth the stop? Yeah, it was pretty cool. Should you travel from Mexico to Pite Älv to check it out? Proabably not. And those are all the things that I, personally, from my own experience, Recommend around Sweden. There are so many things worth seeing, so many things I personally haven’t even seen yet. I haven’t even been to Gotland. I haven’t been to Abisko up north I haven’t seen everything in Sweden so I can’t recommend it to you guys from personal experience. Don’t forget to check out the HiNative app that this video is a Collaboration with. All the links and all the information you need is in the description below I hope you guys had liked this really long video about Swedish stuff Until next time have a super-duper good one. I’ll see you guys later. Bye!