Stockholm landmark: Vase Museum
Famous Battle Swedish Ship "Vase" (VASA) is exhibited in the museum that was specifically built for him. This is the world’s only sailing ship, preserved since the XVII century.
The heavy and expensive combat ship of the Swedish Fleet, he had to become the most advanced vessel of the soy of era. Construction work under the leadership of Henric Hubertsson began in 1626. The housing of the royal ship was decorated with gold-plated and carved sculptures, there were 64 bronze guns on board, but serious defects were discovered in the sailboat itself.
Gustting II Adolf showed great interest. The ship got his name in honor of the kind of Wasa, with whom the king treated. Modern scientists believe that it was the intervention of a monarch in the design of the future flagship of the Swedish fleet led to a catastrophe. The ship was lowered in 1628. It was assumed that the ship will reach the base to Elvesnabben. Without reaching the point of destination literally 100 meters, the ship turned over due to the strong gust of the wind and the stone went to the bottom. As a result, about 30 people died.
For many years, unsuccessful raising attempts were made "Vases". Under the leadership of the Albrect, the trailelena von, most of the bronze cannons were raised. The ship itself was on the surface only in 1961. And in 1990, a museum was opened, where was placed "Vase". Now the legendary ship can be viewed in all details.
Swedish Titanic received such a name in honor of the legendary king Gustav II Adolf from the Vasa dynasty
Working hours: daily 10:00 – 17:00, on Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00 (September – May); Daily 08:30 – 18:00 (June – August). December 31, 10:00 – 15:00. Closed on December 23-25 and January 1.
Ticket price: Adults – 130 CZK, Wednesdays 17:00 – 20:00 (September – May) – 100 CZK. Students – 100 CZK. Kids up to 18 years old admission is free.
How to get: Nearest stop – Stockholm Nordiska Museet / Vasa, bus number 44 and tram number 7