For my second sightseeing spot in Sweden for Around the World with Gummibär, I decided to go have a look at the HUUUGE Vasa Ship Museum in Stockholm, Sweden!
The Vasa Ship at the Vasa Museum has come to symbolize Sweden’s Great Power Period, when the nation became a major European power and controlled much of the Baltic. Though not the largest or most heavily armed ship of its time, the Vasa Ship was the pride of Sweden, due to the threat its cannons seemingly wielded. The 226-foot, 64-cannon ship could fire a combined weight of more than 650 pounds of shot from one side. Sadly, the Vasa Ship never saw battle — the Vasa Ship was TOO HEAVY! It was SO heavy that it capsized and sank after sailing less than a nautical mile. The Vasa was recovered in 1961 and has been displayed in its own museum since 1990, attracting more than a million visitors per year. Click here to read more!
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