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Secret romance! Fire inferno! The story of Stockholm's Gröna Lund

A fire gutted Gröna Lund in the 1930s. Photo: SvD/TT

Published: 23.May.2019 15:51 hrs

In the 1930s, a devastating fire and a secretly kindled romance threatened to permanently engulf Gröna Lund Tivoli in Stockholm.

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Today, Gröna Lund Tivoli, located on Djurgården island in Stockholm, is Sweden's oldest amusement park, attracting some 1.5 million visitors each year. But on March 22nd and 23rd, 1935, the future of the already historic attraction was put in jeopardy when it was almost completely destroyed by fire.

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