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Sweden is located in the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula, facing the Baltic Sea to the east and North Sea to the southwest. Its terrain inclines from northwest to southeast, Scandinavian Mountains in the west mark the border between Sweden and Norway. Nature in Sweden is various and beautiful, there are many unique islands worth seeing. It is a world-famous neutral country.
The capital Stockholm is a big international city, there are many world-class shopping areas, restaurants of superior quality, high standard hotels and concert halls that meet a rich cultural atmosphere filled with energy. Stockholm has more that 700 hundred years of history.
Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden amazes visitors with its restaurants and cuisine. City whose culinary arts rely on North Atlantic seafood has earned the international reputation of an innovational city in the art of cooking. Many restaurants have made it to the top lists of the Michelin Guide, so do not miss the chance to taste the local delicacies in Gothenburg.
Swedes played a pioneering role of the early days of cinema. Leading the way were Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström. Later on, directors like Ingmar Bergman and actresses such as Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman and Anita Ekberg made careers abroad. Swedish music is in many minds synonymous with the '70s pop group ABBA.
Swedish cuisine is known for its Smorgåsbord (a buffet of savoury delicacies), Baltic herring, pea soup and pancakes.