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Stockholm: Mamma Mia! New ABBA tour for band's fans

May 10, 2011|By Susan James | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Swedish pop group ABBA, shown in 1977: from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha (known as Anna) Faltskog, Anni-Frid (known as Frida) Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.
Swedish pop group ABBA, shown in 1977: from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha… (Associated Press )

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

Love ABBA? You're in luck. On July 1, the Stockholm City Museum will start a walking tour in English focused on the world of the Swedish supergroup that spawned hits such as "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance on Me," plus the popular "Mamma Mia!" musical and movie.

The ABBA City Walk visits places where the group lived, worked, and performed as well as locales used in their videos. The tour will run Fridays and Saturdays through September. The museum is also producing a map of these sites on sale in its gift shop.

While in Stockholm, you can check out another of the museum's tours, this one based on native son Stieg Larsson’s "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and other novels in the the late author's best-selling Millennium Triology series.The Stieg Larsson Millennium tour visits locations mentioned in the books and the movies based on them. It runs Saturdays and Wednesdays through September.

Both tours take about 2 hours and cost about $19.

Tickets are on sale at the museum and at the Stockholm Tourist Center, or you can order online through Ticnet.

Info: Stockholm City Museum

[For the Record, 3 p.m., May 14: This post originally said that the ABBA City Walk tours in English would begin May 19. The English-language tours will begin July 1. The Swedish-language tours will begin May 19. Thanks to the Stockholm City Museum for pointing out the error.]

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