ABBA THE MU­SEUM

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The must-do on any trip to Stock­holm is a visit to ABBA The Mu­seum. As well as the per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion full of mem­o­ra­bilia such as stage out­fits, in­stru­ments and gold records, head­sets al­low you to walk through the rooms lis­ten­ing to the voices of the four band mem­bers ex­plain­ing what you’re look­ing at and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

But it’s the in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences that are price­less. Not only can you sing, dance, mix mu­sic tracks and try on glam­orous vir­tual stage out­fits, you can get up on stage with a life-size holo­graph of the rest of the band along­side you as you sing and dance with them! Your per­for­mance can be down­loaded later from the mu­seum’s home­page – in ef­fect, you be­come the fifth mem­ber of the band, for a mo­ment in time any­way!

On the ABBA City Walk Tour, you can visit the fa­mous Town Hall, where Benny learned to play ac­cor­dion, or pass the Sher­a­ton Ho­tel, where scenes from ABBA: The Movie were shot. The tour also passes by the op­u­lent Opera House where the band per­formed “Danc­ing Queen” for the King of Swe­den on a TV show cel­e­brat­ing his 1976 mar­riage, although the group later ex­plained the time­less clas­sic was not writ­ten with the fu­ture queen in mind!

ABBA are not the only big names from Stock­holm. Other celebri­ties in­clude ten­nis leg­end Bjorn Borg, Os­car-win­ning ac­tresses In­grid Bergman and Ali­cia Vikan­der, and the pro­lific Skars­gard fam­ily of Alexan­der, Bill and dad Stel­lan, who is in both Mamma Mia! flicks. Stock­holm was also fea­tured in both the Swedish and Hollywood ver­sions of The Girl with the Dragon Tat­too tril­ogy.

Visit ab­bath­e­mu­seum.com

It al­ways comes back to Stock­holm’s fab four!

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