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Here are some tips to help scratch below the surface of the Swedish capital.

Underground art A journey on Stockholm's metro system ("Tunnelbana") is more than just an efficient way of getting from A to B -- it's a cultural experience in its own right.

Nearly all of Stockholm's metro stations feature some kind of artworks, ranging from figurative sculptures and colorful mosaics to modernist murals and decorative flourishes that blend in with the tunnel architecture.

The blue line is particularly spectacular, with stations seemingly hewn out of raw rock, which has been left in its unadorned natural state. Walking through the likes of Kungsträdgården or Rådhuset station can feel a little like exploring some undiscovered cave network.

When to visit If you're visiting Stockholm your experience of the city will vary hugely depending on what time of year go. Read full article »

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