Fact #1 - Card instead of cash
In Sweden, the majority of payments are made by credit card or PayPal. The country wants to abolish cash by 2030.
Fact #2 - Red houses
To protect their houses from the weather, they added copper to the color, hence the red color.
Fact #3 - Shopping
Europe's largest shopping center is located in Gothenburg. Here you get everything you need for your trip.
Fact #4 - Pacifists
Sweden has not participated in any war for over 200 years, including the two world wars.
Fact#5 - Moose
Most people associate Sweden with moose. No wonder, about 300.000 of these large animals live here.
Fact #6 - Moose hunting
During the hunting season, almost 25 percent of the moose are hunted. Due to their high reproduction rate, however, the population is not endangered.
Fact #7 - Duzen
In Sweden, it is quite normal to be on first name terms. This also applies to respected people, such as policemen or professors.
Fact #8 - Nature conservation
Sweden attaches great importance to its nature. In 2019, 9 million hectares of land and water were protected.
Fact #9 - From the tube
Mayo, ketchup, cheese, fish, and sausage, everything can be bought in a tube in Sweden. Perfect for traveling.
Fact #10 - Stockholm
Stockholm is divided into 14 islands, all connected by bridges. This means that 30 percent of the city consists of water.