A personal travel guide for adventurous young people by Lisa Love

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Kaknästornet, the Kaknäs Tower

Address: Mörka Kroken 28 (Located on the edge of Ladugårdsgärdet.)
Phone: 08-789 24 35
Opening hours, admission, etc: www.kaknastornet.se
Bus: 69

The Kaknäs Tower is not only the tallest building in Stockholm, it’s the tallest building in all of Scandinavia. This TV and radio tower is 155 meters high (that’s more than 500 feet!) and is the central hub for all nationwide broadcasting in Sweden. On a clear day, you can see as far as 60 kilometers (or about 40 miles) from the observation deck at the top. The Kaknäs Tower stands on the edge of Ladugådsgärdet, the largest park in Stockholm.

As you walk around the observation deck, look pretty much straight down and you’ll see what the Swedes call an “adventure playground” that can be a fun place to get rid of any excess energy. This little park-within-a-park is equipped with a mini-ropebridge, a lean-to wilderness shelter, a campfire hearth, a stone maze and a tiny fort.

If you’d like to have a bite to eat before returning to the ground, you’ll find a restaurant and a cafeteria just below the observation deck.

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Revised: Saturday, 28 May 2011.

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