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Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

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Jenny and Maximilian got married in the great hall of Riddarhuset, the House of Nobility, in Stockholm on May 1, 2009.

Riddarhuset served as the parliament for Sweden's aristocracy during the Diet of the Four Estates (1668-1865). The walls of the great hall are hung with the coats of arms of Sweden's noble families. On the ceiling is the country's largest painting — The Allegorical Painting, by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl.

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A: Swedish House of Nobility

Par Lennart Mollerstrom, à 30 mètres

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Swedish House of Nobility

B: Riddarholmsbron

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Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...


C: Riddarholmen

Par Rafael DeVill, à 110 mètres

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D: Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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The Riddarholmen Church is the burial church of the Swedish monarchs. It is located on the island of ...

Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

E: Riddarholm Church

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Riddarholm Church

F: Riddarholmen

Par Vil Muhametshin, à 130 mètres

Riddarholmen ("The Knights' Islet") is a small islet, part of Gamla Stan, the old town. Its main land...


G: Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

Par Lennart Mollerstrom, à 130 mètres

The Riddarholmen Church The Riddarholmen Church is the burial place for the Swedish kings. Kings from...

Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

H: Riddarholmskyrkan

Par Rafael DeVill, à 150 mètres

Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...


I: Vasabron

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J: Vasabron

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