Abba-solutely Good Walk in Stockholm Sweden

They wore indescribably weird stage costumes, but their songs were stunningly good, and they did take the world by storm. They are the group ABBA, and at one stage they were the most popular group in the world, and to top it all off, they were Swedish.

The band formed in Stockholm in 1972 and was comprised of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They have sold over 370 million records, and they are the second biggest selling group in the world after The Beatles.

It should be of no surprise then that when you visit Stockholm you can take part in the ABBA Walk, which is conducted by the Stockholm City Museum.

This tour takes you to many of the places where members of ABBA both individually and as members of the group lived and performed.

The tour begins at the Stockholm City Hall, where Benny first performed. Another point of interest is the Sheraton Hotel, where some of ABBA’s videos were recorded, and which is an iconic 70s-style building, so in keeping with the ABBA image.

On this tour you wander down the narrow Baggensgarten in the Old Town to number 21 where Benny and Anna-Frid once lived. Participants also visit the Opera House, where ABBA made a legendary appearance for the Swedish Royal Wedding celebrations.

The tour takes approximately two hours, and there are some tours that are conducted entirely in English.

Since they broke up, the group’s music was the inspiration for the very successful musical show and film Mamma Mia!

The music of ABBA is still popular today, and the band is worthy of having a walking tour conducted in their honour. It is entirely fitting that the tour should be conducted by such an august body as the Stockholm City Museum.

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