The Nobel Prize, awarded each fall, is the only thing many foreigners know about Sweden. Given the huge tourist potential of that fact, it's surprising that it has taken so long for Stockholm to build a proper venue for the award. Now, finally, the Nobel Center is being built on Blasieholmen. It is set to open in 2018 and will be so massive it will make many regular visitors miss this cozy current one in the middle of the Old Town. The institution is housed in the handsome former stock exchange building and presents information on all recipients since 1901. The museum offers free guided tours in English every day. If you dip into the Bistro Nobel café, don't forget to turn over your chair—Nobel laureates sign them. (If you're a hardcore Nobel nut and traveling the Swedish countryside, there is another Nobel museum at Björkborn Manor outside Karlskoga.)