Raised eyebrows as Sweden slows down for summer

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Have you noticed how hard it suddenly is to get hold of people at work? Or the signs of "Semesterstängt" - closed for the holidays - on entrances to shops and restaurants? The Swedish summer slowdown is upon us.

The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce are used to getting a lot of questions about this from their German members and partners, who are surprised to find that Swedes often take a month's holiday in the summer.

Germans have at least as many holiday-days, and they will also take them, but they just don't focus them so much on the summer," says Frank Luthardt, spokesperson for the chamber.

Radio Sweden also spoke to people on the streets of Stockholm, find out what they had to say about the summer slowdown by listening to the sound clip above.

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