Drottningholm Court Theatre
Source: www.stockholmpass.com

Firstly, we will pay a visit to the royal Drottningholm Court Theatre outside Stockholm. We will be guided through this world-unique theatre, with fully preserved props from the 18th century, and even experience how a thunderstorm was both visually and audially created at that time. (https://dtm.se/aboutthebuilding)

Drottningholm Palace
(Photo: Gomer Swahn)

The royal Drottingholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sweden’s most splendid palace from the 18th century. We will take a guided tour through its magnificent park, and also see the small palace Kina slott (“The Chinese Pavilion”). (We might see the locals Carl Gustaf and Silvia strolling along in the park, but this is not guaranteed.)

Outdoor lunch

After an outdoor lunch with local produce at a cosy location near Drottningholm, and a short visit to a rune stone from the Viking Age, we will continue to Gamla Filmstaden (“The Old Film City”), the old “Hollywood of Sweden”, in another part of Stockholm.

The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)

Here, Ingmar Bergman directed his movies, and among the actresses who worked here are Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. We will be guided through the area, which is very well preserved, and we will also visit the historic cinema to see some memorable events from Swedish cinematic history (“– I am Death. And I have long walked by your side.”).

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman

From here we go back to Stockholm city, but you can also choose to stay in the Gamla Filmstaden for supper (and then return by yourself).

There are 50 places available for this bus excursion, which is organised by Ulf Norberg, member of the local organizing team of the conference. Please sign up directly with Ulf at: ulf.norberg@su.se. First come, first served.

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo

The price is 100 SEK (or 10 EUR), and includes entrance fees, professionally guided tours and lunch. Payment is made to Ulf on the bus, and is to be made in cash.

The tour takes place on the day before Midsummer Night’s Eve (Friday, June 21st), the so-called “secret national holiday of Sweden”, when the sun hardly sets at all, and the Swedish summer landscape is at its most beautiful. It is thus a good time to leave the city of Stockholm, and take in some of the rural scenery and greenery.

We start at 10.00 from Radison Blu Waterfront Hotel (Address: Nils Ericsons Plan 4) situated very close to Stockholm Central Station, and will return there at around 17.30.

 

Ulf Norberg

Yours sincerely,
Ulf Norberg