Three world heritage sites
The Stockholm region is home to three of Sweden’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – spots judged as invaluable places that belong to all of humanity. Unique aesthetic experiences and travels through time to prehistoric Sweden, the period when Sweden was a great power and the twentieth century await visitors to Birka, Drottningholm and Skogskyrkogården (the Woodland Cemetery).
World Heritage Sites are unique places that bear witness to the history of humanity and the world. There are 14 World Heritage Sites in Sweden and over 800 worldwide. The UNESCO World Heritage Convention speaks of identifying priceless locations, protecting them and preserving them for the future.
The three World Heritage Sites in the Stockholm area, Birka, Drottningholm and Skogskyrkogården, are historic sites from ancient times to the present, but all three are truly living places today. You can meet Vikings after a boat ride on the sparkling waters of Lake Mälaren, see the 300 year-old theater machinery at Drottningholm slottsteater (Drottningholm palace theater), or stroll among architect Gunnar Asplund’s chapels in the world famous landscape behind the cemetery walls. All three of Stockholm’s World Heritage Sites are excellent choices for an excursion beyond the ordinary.