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Odd Sights and Attractions in Sweden
Sweden is a grand country, famous for its beauty and cultural heritage. This Scandinavian gem also has a vein of eccentricity, which can be found in many of its hidden tourist attractions. Below, we give three odd sights and attractions to visit in Sweden.
Drive in Bingo
Lidköping is the home of one of the most unique activities you can take part in. Taking the concept of the US drive-in movie theatre and mixing it with bingo, you simply rock up the bingo hall in your car and don’t leave it. You get your books while you sit there, and numbers are called from the front, so you can play along in the comfort of your vehicle. All of this takes place while you are surrounded by the lush and green Swedish countryside, so you are not even confined to a dingy parking lot.
Drive-in bingo is a new trend in Sweden, which has grown popular in the country down to the global presence of online bingo. It has provided convenience, allowing people to play from home or while travelling. With a wide range of bonuses, more people have become attracted to the concept and new ways to consume it, such as online live bingo, have appeared. People now have the social interaction of a real bingo hall but with the convenience of an online one. You get to see and interact with the caller, while still benefiting from all the bonuses and rewards that online play provides. This has been part of a wider trend in which bingo has been adapted into everything from party revivals to speed versions of the game.
Visit the Devil’s Bible
Making its home in The Kings Library in central Stockholm is a medieval tome known as the Codex Gigas or Devil’s Bible. It’s hidden behind glass, is in a darkened room to protect it from light damage, and is rarely opened. However, reproductions and an exhibit can show you the contents.
This book was the work of one unnamed monk in Bohemia, now known as Czechia. It was written in the 13th century at a Benedictine Monastery in Podlažice. The book is handwritten and features both the new and old testaments, along with short essays on medicines and exorcisms to name a few.
If the monk had written six days a week for six hours, it would have taken five years to create. Not only contain does it contain text but is ornately decorated. One of these is a full-page rendering of the devil himself. Add to this that the monk ruled his lines to keep the text straight, and the book is most likely to have been a lifetimes work.
Pressbyrån is a chain of Swedish convenience stores, much like 7-Eleven in the rest of the world. While this may seem like a dull trip to make, the museum is a closely guarded secret with a waiting list to rival that of the best nightclubs in the world.
Featuring items from its 100-year tenure, newspaper cuttings of major events, and in-store artefacts like vending machines, you must be on a two-year waiting list to get in. Nobody knows where it is, and some people question if it exists. Only a few official photos online suggest it does.
There are many more, and just being in the beautiful country itself is a sight to behold. Plan your trip carefully and enjoy your visit.