Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. With over 1 million visitors a year, it is Scandinavia's most visited museum. The only display is the 17th century war ship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. In 1956, the ship was discovered by archaeologist Anders Franzen and it was salvaged in 1961.

Built by King Gustav II Adolf, Vasa was designed by an experienced shipbuilder named Henrik Hybertsson. The reason for its construction is to fight against Poland. When King Gustav Adolf acceded the throne in 1611, he inherited 3 wars: with Russia, Denmark and Poland.

The Vasa Museum
Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates: 59° 19′ 40.58″ N, 18° 5′ 29″ E
Addmission: 130 SEK

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