WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM
The Capital of Sweden
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the home of more than 2.1 million people in it’s greater metropolitan area.
Stockholm is sometimes called the Venice of the North, since it is built on fourteen islands. To the east of Stockholm is a unique archipelago of approximately 30,000 islands and islets. The city was founded 1252 by Birger Jarl, as a gateway between the wealthy farming land of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea.
Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden. The Stockholm region accounts for over a third of the Swedish GDP, and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita.
Visiting Stockholm is always exciting. It has a wide spectrum of museums, ranging from 17th century battle ship Wasa to the recently opened ABBA-museum. Stockholm is also known for its gourmet restaurants and wild club-life. Please see Timout’s 20 great things to do in Stockholm.
As we get closer, we will post highlights on what’s going on during the week of the ITARC 2015. You will also find links to sigtseeing and cultural events.
In need of an hotel? We recommend the following hotels within walking distance:
The code D000035732 will give you the conference discount.