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On the trail of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' in Sweden

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But the places are marked on the map and are worth a visit. The guide makes the point that Larsson's good characters live in one area, while the evil ones live elsewhere. The picturesque, hilly streets of Sodermalm have also inspired other writers. Still, there is one way to get to know Hedestad -- the sleepy town of Gnesta, 45 miles 70 kilometers south of Stockholm. Blomqvist and Salander, the trilogy's main characters, both have apartments there. Boats to the popular resort island, with its red fishing huts, bare cliffs and small sand beaches, depart daily from Strandvagen in downtown Stockholm and take roughly two hours. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of OregonLive.

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On the trail of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' in Sweden

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Or they can venture out on their own, visiting the scenes of Blomqvist's and Salander's exploits with maps provided by the tourist office. Kvarnen, with its tall ceilings and arched windows, has been in the same spot for more than 100 years. Palmqvist also points out the courthouse where Blomqvist is put on trial in the first book and the home of Salander's second guardian, the evil Nils Bjurman, in the northern part of Stockholm by Odenplan. Dedicated Larsson fans also may want to visit Sandhamn in the outer Stockholm archipelago, where Blomqvist has a small cottage that acts as a refuge from his hectic city life. Inspiration for many The picturesque, hilly streets of Sodermalm have inspired other writers.

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Stockholm tour for 'Girl with Dragon Tattoo' fans

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Dedicated Larsson fans may also want to visit Sandhamn in the outer Stockholm archipelago, where Blomqvist has a small cottage that acts as a refuge from his hectic city life. International draw The tour has attracted visitors from as faraway as Japan, Canada and Australia, said Eva Palmqvist, who leads the museum's tour. Boats to the popular resort island, with its red fishing huts, bare cliffs and small sand beaches, depart daily from Strandvagen in downtown Stockholm and take roughly two hours. Still, there is one way to get to know Hedestad: the sleepy town of Gnesta, 45 miles 70 kilometers south of Stockholm. Some of them include the Kaffebar cafe in Stockholm -- a favorite haunt of Larsson's fictional journalist Mikael Blomqvist -- and the Kvarnen bar, where Larsson has tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander spending evenings with her friends from the rock band Evil Fingers.

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Both places are on the trendy island of Sodermalm, a former working-class area with narrow streets where old wooden cottages are squeezed between 20th century stone houses. Salander's friendly first legal guardian Holger Palmgren also lived there before he was hospitalized. Museum offers tour Eager Millennium fans can take the Stockholm City Museum's Larsson tour, an increasingly popular pastime for aficionados who visit the Swedish capital. The tour doesn't quite stretch to Salander's other, gloomy, apartment on Lundagatan at the western end of Sodermalm, or to the Kvarnen bar on Tjarhovsgatan, which Salander regularly visits and where she once kisses another character, Miriam Wu, in front of Blomqvist. From there, it's a short walk to Kaffebar on the wide, bustling street of Hornsgatan.

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On the trail of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' in Sweden

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The group continues past a small Lebanese eatery on 22 Tavastgatan, which is believed to be the inspiration for Samir's, the restaurant where Blomqvist dines several times. A popular working-class bar and home drinking hole for fans of Hammarby football club, it serves traditional Swedish fare like pickled herring, deer stew and meatballs. Then there is always Hedestad -- often vividly imagined by Larsson's readers but nowhere to be found along the coast north of Stockholm, as described in the books. The hilly Stockholm district -- with popular bars, fashion stores and art galleries -- is one of many islands that form the city center and the home of Larsson's characters. But international readers of Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy could be excused for thinking otherwise, because most locations in the books are authentic.

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But the places are marked on the map and are worth a visit. The cafe, renamed Mellqvists Kaffebar in 2008, is frequently visited by coffee-quaffing Blomqvist and was one of Larsson's favorite spots, before he died of a heart attack in 2004 at age 50. Both places are located on the trendy island of Sodermalm, a former working-class area with narrow streets where old wooden cottages are squeezed between 20th century stone houses. . A popular working-class bar and home drinking hole for fans of Hammarby football club, it serves traditional Swedish fare like pickled herring, deer stew and meatballs. Starting with Blomqvist's small apartment in the brown 19th century building at 1 Bellmansgatan, Millennium fans can relive the books' plots in the real settings, while listening to the guide's detailed descriptions.

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Stockholm tour for 'Girl with Dragon Tattoo' fans

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Kvarnen, with its tall ceilings and arched windows, has been in the same spot for more than 100 years. From there, it is just a short walk to Kaffebar on the wide, bustling street of Hornsgatan. This is the place used to illustrate Hedestad in the Swedish movie of Larsson's books, with signs about the town showing filming locations. . .

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