Discover Stockholm: The Nobel Museum

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Address

Börshuset, Stortorget 2, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Transport

Metro: Station Gamla Stan
Bus: 53, 55, 57 and 76 (bus stop Slottsbacken)
Bus: 3 och 59 (bus stop Riddarhustorget)

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ESCToday in collaboration with the City of Stockholm will be bringing you a series of articles leading up to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase and introduce the 2016 Eurovision host city Stockholm to our readers. Today we will have a look at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.

When we visit the Nobel Museum, we will discover more about Alfred Nobel, the man who invented dynamite. We will get the chance to learn about his will and legacy.

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The Nobel Museum is one of the 10 main attractions of Stockholm. It is located in of the most iconic squares of Stockholm, namely Stortoget in Gamla Stan.

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Alfred Nobel at exhibition the Nobel Museum (Photo credit: Sanjay Jiandani)

I was really impressed when I visited the Museum Nobel in Stockholm. I highly recommend to visit this museum when you visit Gamla Stan (the old city). Whenever I hear the word Stockholm, I always link it to Alfered Nobel and the Nobel Prize Ceremony and banquet.

When you think of the Nobel Prize, names such as Marie Curie, Malala, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela come to your mind.

5/6 Nobel Prizes are given out in Stockholm: Chemistry Prize, Economics Prize, Medicine Prize, Physics Prize and Literature Prize. Whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is given out in Oslo.

You will find all the data and information regarding Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Lauterates in this museum. The museum was founded in 2001. All the related data and information is displayed with the use of modern technology.

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The Nobel Museum (Photo credit: Sanjay Jiandani)

A total of 800 Laureates have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Each Laureate is presented in a random order through a portrait and Prize citation along a unique cableway in the ceiling. This is indeed something unique to look forward to, as the portraits circulate on the ceiling throughout the museum.

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Potraits of Nobel Lauterates hanging on a cable in the museum (Photo credit: Sanjay Jiandani)

You can find information about all the Nobel Prize Winners,the Prizes and the Award Ceremonies on digital screens in the museum.

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Visitors checking information about the Nobel history on the Digital Screen stands in the museum.  (Photo credit: Sanjay Jiandani)

English guided tours are offered thrice a day at the museum.

The Bistro Nobel adjacent to the museum has become a popular place to meet up and enjoy a warm cup of coffee. Its Nobel ice cream has become quite popular!

Information about the museum’s opening hours and admission fees can be found here.

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  • MarioVision

    From all the categories, especially the Peace Nobel is the most known.

    The year I was born 1986 ~ the winner of the nobel peace prize was:
    ELIE WIESEL : an American Jewish survivor of the holocaust
    {on the real photo taken from the death nazi camp: Elie is the one inside the pink diamond diagram}

    (taken from wikipedia)
    When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel Committee
    called him a “messenger to mankind,”
    stating that through his struggle to come to terms with “his own personal experience of total humiliation
    and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler’s
    death camps”, as well as his “practical work in the cause of peace”,
    Wiesel had delivered a powerful message “of peace, atonement and human
    dignity” to humanity.

  • MarioVision

    Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
    The famous Pink Triangle,
    as the #1 most famous symbol for gay homosexuals.
    was originally rendered in pink and used pointed downward on a Nazi concentration camp badge to denote homosexual men.

    Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50,000 were officially sentenced.Most of these men served time in regular prisons, and an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 of those sentenced were incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps.It is unclear how many of the 5,000 to 15,000 eventually perished in the camps, but it is believed that the death rate of homosexuals in concentration camps may have been as high as 60%.

    It was not until 2002 that the German government finally officially apologized
    to the gay community 4 the gay holocaust.