Birka Elderhostel Göta Canal Gothenburg Stockholm


History along the Göta Canal in Sweden

June - July 2005


Ulf Nilsson giving us an introduction to Sweden


Our Host Hotel in Gothenburg

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boarding the m/s Juno
for the boat trip through the Göta Canal


given information on the day's program


dinner with the Captain aboard the m/s Juno

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watching the m/s Juno go through the lock at Trollhättanan

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being sung to by a group along the canal


watching the bridge being retracted


the breakfast Buffet


sightseeing stop in Vadstena
to visit the castle and the Abbey

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Borenshult hand operated locks

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hand action required


Captain watching the ship going through a narrow spot


signs showing the elevations at the locks


we are shown around the convent of Vreta Kloster in Berg

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had a walking tour of Birka


and learned about the Viking times

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Drottningholm castle
residence of the Swedish monarchs


leaving the m/s Juno in Stockholm

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laying out the plans for seeing Stockholm


rode on crowded buses with baby carriages


experienced the subway


cooked our meat on a hot stone in the dark cellar
of the silk factory


lunch at our hotel


Margareta Beyer, our Group Leader
at the Farwell Dinner in Stockholm

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