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New tourism office opens in Stockholm
With 30,000 islands making up the archipelago, it can be difficult to select just a few to visit. A new group, Visit Skärgården (archipelago), is opening a tourist office on Strandvägen in Stockholm. Housed at a former Shell Gas station on Strandvägen, the office is called Skärgårdsfönstret (Window to the Archipelago) and includes a tourist office, café, taxi boat office, archipelago travel agency, lounge, harbor for chartered boats and conference area.

Bike through Stockholm in seven languages
Swedes love their bikes and they bring them out in full force during spring. A new company, Bike Hike is offering guided bike tours on Djurgården in seven languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. The three-hour tour introduces bikers to Stockholm's history with stops at the Vasa Museum, Prince Eugene's residence Waldemarsudde and the Rosendal Palace. Sixty-six bicycle stands with 800 cycles for rent can be found throughout the city and can be rented for a three-day period for 125 SEK.

New flight from Rostock
Ryanair will open a new summer route from Rostock, Germany, to Stockholm Skavsta, beginning June 4.

Stroll through Stockholm
Stockholm is a perfect walking city, with its beautiful layout and compact format. For the first time the Stockholm City Museumhas produced a sightseeing-map of Södermalm pinpointing the main sights and historical spots. The map is available free of charge at the Stockholm Tourist Center and the City Museum.

Two restaurants receive Michelin recognition
French gourmet guide "Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2008," has bestowed its prestigious star on Mathias Dahlgren restaurant at Grand Hotel and Leijontornet restaurant in Old Town. The Mathias Dahlgren restaurant was recognized as a "rising star" meaning a second star is within reach. This brings the total to seven Swedish restaurants with Michelin stars. The others are Operakällaren, Fredsgatan 12, Lux Stockholm, Esperanto and Edsbacka Krog -- the only one with two stars. Michelin also recognizes restaurants with good food for a reasonable price, called Bib Gourmand. New restaurants included in Stockholm are Per Lei, Proviant, Ulla Winbladh and Carl Michael.

New Design Gallery opening
Designgalleriet, a new gallery opening in May, will focus on Swedish fashion, interior design and product design. Located on the corner of Odengatan and Birger Jarlsgatan in Stockholm, the gallery will present two different exhibitions per month, including experiments and prototypes of young designers as well as commercial products and well-established design companies in Sweden. Stefan Nilsson and Karin Sköldberg, well-known in the design industry, started the project and are now joined by Alcro, Offect, Mitab, Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Gustavsberg, Gense, Höganäs and Rörstrand as partners and sponsors of the project.

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