While telling us about economic and social evolution in the copper industry through the ages, it also helps us piece together the picture of technological change in Sweden over many centuries.The mine reaches 67 metres deep, and used to be a searing furnace at 50C (122F), but it is now refreshingly cool.Scouring the landscape illustrates how copper production continued from the 9th century onward.Beyond that, up until the late 20th century, the site was known more so for its mining and metals production.
The World Heritage Committee's motivation: "The Birka and Hovgården complex bears exceptionally well preserved testimony to the wide-ranging trade network established by the Vikings during the two centuries of their phenomenal economic and political expansion.
The quality of the forest cemetery consists of its early 1900s architecture and landscaping adapted to a burial site." Read more about the site here.
How to get there: Take the metro (green line) from Slussen to Skogskyrkogården.
is the best example of Sweden in a royal 18th century, representative of all European architecture from this time.
Drottningholms Castle is influenced by the French King Versailles as well as many other castles in Europe during this time." Read more about the site here.