The warship Vasa sank 10 minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628, consigned to a watery grave until it was raised from the seabed in 1961. Its hull was preserved by the Baltic mud, free of the shipworms (really clams) that can eat through timbers. Now largely restored to her former glory (however short-lived it may have been), the man-of-war resides in a handsome museum. The sheer size of this cannon-laden hulk inspires awe and fear in equal measure. The political
history of the world may have been different had she made it out of harbor. Daily tours are available year-round.
Nov 14, 2009
The top must see in Stockholm. Enter the darkened museum, see the massive ship, and say "wow". You can take a tour or easily guide yourself through the multilevel exhibit.
May 24, 2005
Don't miss this fascinating folly in ship building. Be warned, however, that the lighting prevents good photos, so save your film and buy postcards.