Welcome to Stockholm
One of the world’s most beautiful capitals!
Water, green grass and the architecture make Stockholm a fantastic city for both outside and inside activities. The city capital, with it’s 750 year old history and rich culture life, has something for everyone’s tastes. A unique range of world-class museums, events, restaurants and shopping makes your trip to Stockholm an experience to remember for life.
It is never boring in Stockholm - just listen: shrieks of excitement from Gröna Lund, the murmurs from the hundreds enjoying outside restaurants and cafés, the sound of people swimming in the middle of the city, the steady clatter from the guards marching in front of the palace, jazz from Skeppsholmen, the church clocks melody and the countryside silence on Djurgården. Although we do not usually say it loud, but Stockholmers’ are very proud of our city and it’s wonderful sounds. Come and listen for yourself.
Dagens Nyheter (The Daily News)www.dn.seSvenska Dagbladet (Swedish Daily Paper)www.svd.se
Stockholm Tourist Center Sverigehuset, Hamngatan 27 Entré Kungsträdgården, Stockholm +46 8-508 28 508
Welcome to Stockholm- one of the world's most beautiful capitals!
Water, green grass and the architecture make Stockholm a fantastic city for both outside and inside activities. The city capital, with it's 750 year old history and rich culture life, has something for everyone's tastes. A unique range of world-class museums, events, restaurants and shopping makes your trip to Stockholm an experience to remember for life. It is never boring in Stockholm - just listen: shrieks of excitement from Gröna Lund, the murmurs from the hundreds enjoying outside restaurants and cafés, the sound of people swimming in the middle of the city, the steady clatter from the guards marching in front of the palace, jazz from Skeppsholmen, the church clocks melody and the countryside silence on Djurgården. Although we do not usually say it loud, but Stockholmers' are very proud of our city and it's wonderful sounds. Come and listen for yourself.
Gamla Stan (The Old City)
If you want to really experience the city, then Gamla Stan is just the right place. It has Stockholm's largest selection of restaurants, tourist shops, museums and studios. You will find many delightful pathways to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Västerlånggatan is one of the most popular streets and stretches from Mynttorget to Järntorget. The street is lined with tourist shops and here you can buy almost everything imaginable. Stockholm's narrowest street is Mårten Trotzig Grand, and the narrowest point is only 90 centimeters wide. When Stockholm was founded in 1200-century, it was built on Stadsholmen. Over the next several hundred years, it included the areas Östermalm, Norrmalm and Södermalm which was more rural. Many of the houses in Gamla Stan were built in the 1600 - and 1700's. The Royal Palace is one of the most famous buildings.You will find many museums in Gamla Stan, including; The Cornelis Vreeswijk Museum, Livrustkammaren (The Royal Armory), The Stockholm Medieval Museum and The Nobel Museum. There are also many churches well worth a visit such as; The Great Church which was used for the royal wedding and The German Church known for its beautiful glass paintings. You can also visit the Riddarholms Church which was inaugurated around 1300 and is one of the city's oldest buildings.
See and Do
Bathing in Stockholm
Stockholm is one third water, one third greenery and one third townscape. The water and greenery, in combination with a clean city, provide the opportunity for refreshing bathing. Why not try out some of the city’s bathing spots? SmedsuddsbadetBatheing beach in Rålambshovsparken. Subway – FridhemsplanLångholmens strandbad and klippbad (Sand and Rock beaches)On the green island of Långholmen. Subway – HornstullFjäderholmarnaBather-friendly rocks on Stockholm’s closest skerry, just 25 minutes by boat from Slussen or Nybroplan. FredhällsbadetRocky beach at Fredhäll. Subway – KristinebergBrunnsviksbadetBathing beach and greenery by Frescati Hage. Roslagsbanan station UniversitetHornstull solbad and duschbad (Sunbathing and showers)Subway – HornstullSwimming poolsEriksdalsbadetSubway – Skanstull+46 8-508 402 50Kampementsbadet – Swimming PoolSubway Gärdet+46 8-661 62 16
Nacka, just east of Erstaviks Country Manor. Wonderful sandy beach with grass areas. Cliffs. Windsurfing school and the possibilities to rent surfboards. Saltsjöbanan (train) from Slussen to Erstaviksbadet, then approximately 1,5 km walk along a trail. With car: Värmdöleden (Rt. 222) exit at Saltsjöbaden, then follow the signs.
Near Flatensjön in Skarpnäck. Large Bathing/Swimming area (beach), several bathing places around the lake, outside serving, walking trails, diving tower, mini-golf, and camping. Afternoon and evening sun. Bus 401 from subway Slussen to Flatenbadet or bus 811 and 816 from Subway Gullmarsplan. By car: Tyresövägen, Flatenvägen exit. Large parking area.
Mälarhöjdens friluftbad (Outdoor Swimming Pool)
You can reach Mälarhöjdens by either Drottningholms boat or Subway, Bredäng. A 15 minute walk from the subway station.
Boat Tours (Sightseeing)
If you would like to experience Stockholm from the water, there are many different boat tours to choose from. There are tours through the archipelago and through the heart of the city. Many of the boats offer tours in Swedish, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Chinese and Japanese. Tours are limited during the winter. +46 8-120 040 00 www.stromma.se/en/Sightseeing/Stockholm
Fjärilshuset på Haga (Butterfly House in Haga)
A promising and wonderful nature experience. Hundreds of exotic butterflies, flying free in a natural tropical environment, along with frogs, parrots, insects and other animals. Look through the glass and watch the carp swim by, along with a wide variety of fish. All surrounded by exotic vegetation and tropical climate. In addition, Stockholm's oldest winter garden, store and greenhouse café. The museum is handicap friendly.Bus: 70, 515 Hagaparken, Solna +46 8-730 39 81 www.fjarilshuset.se
Gröna Lunds Tivoli (Amusement Park)
Experience the magical world filled with attractions, games, lotteries and entertainment. At Gröna Lunds Tivoli, life is filled with laughter, shrieks of excitement, and tingles in the tummy, a place for the entire family to enjoy. We have something for everyone - for example, the worlds highest free fall, roller coaster's and even children rides in the Pettson and Findas world. Afterwards, relax and enjoy great food at one of the several restaurants located in the park. For a little tranquility, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the view over Stockholm.Bus: 44, 47 Lilla allmänna gränd 9, Stockholm +46 8-587 501 00 www.gronalund.com
Insane is a unique roller coaster at Gröna Lund and opened at the end of April 2009. Each ride is unique because it depends upon the people you are riding with. At a speed of 17 m/s, you go backwards, forwards, straight up and down then it might spin you around hysterically. Totally crazy! www.goinsane.nu
Junibacken (Children's Museum)
The story train can take you on en exciting trip through Astrid Lindgrens magical world, where you can meet Madicken, Emil, Ronja and many other characters. Toy and art exhibitions, along with a children's theater. Café/restaurant and children's book store.Bus: 44, 47 Galärvarvsvägen, Stockholm +46 8-587 230 00 www.junibacken.se
Albysjön-TullingesjönAn easy day tour, 14 km and starts at Flottsbrogården in Botkyrka. During the Bronze Age, existed a way from Kaggfjärden to Tullingesjön and Albysjön, and up to Mälaren which is still used today. Through Flottsbrosundet (Recreation Area), there is a dirt road which played an important part as the entrance from the south, during the Viking age and up until the 1600's. In Albysjön, to the south, you can see a giant cauldron or pothole formed by melting ice from the Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. At Tullingesjön, you can see an ancient hill fort (just before Norsholmen). BroströmmenThe river from Brosjön to Norrtälje is 14 km long and used to be an important way for sailboats. During the summer, the area is nearly a tropical paradise filled with wonderful plants and bird life. The river flows into Norrtäljeviken. Drevviken-GränöfjärdenThe route goes from Drevviken, through the forest Gudöa to Långsjön, then further through the narrow and rapid Gammelströmmen to Tyresö Flaten. When the water is low, there can be ground areas and stoney. At Nyfors, there is a short (150 m) land area where you carry your canoe to continue onto Albysjön. At Albysjön there is a recreation area, swimming areas and a archipelago of islets and islands. You can end the tour here or continue through Uddby and onto Kalvfjärden. Beautiful views of Tyresö Castle and Lurudden. The robust can continue onto Ällmorafjärden, Vissvassfjärden and towards the open sea along Gränöfjärd. Wonderful day tour. Difficulty: moderate.KolarmoraånThe rivier is 30 km long from lake Vällen to Edsbro. Along the entire route, there is a rich bird life and a good chance to see a moose around dusk or dawn. Nickstaturen19 km long, easy to moderate. The tour provides you with an idea of Södertörns southerly archipelago. The smallest way goes through Dragets canal at Järflotta. Start at Nickstabadet (Canoe rental), dettours to Sågvikens beautiful sandy beaches, Dragets canal, Rassarviken and Gravmaren.SkärgårdenStockholm's archipelago has many possibilities. For the new beginner's, there is much to discover in the inner and middle archipelago around Vaxholm, Ljusterö, Möja, Nämdö and Runmarö. The experienced can further enjoy the outermost and barren archipelago's - Bullerö, Gillöga, Långviksskär, Röder, Large and small Nassa and Söderarm. Good starting points with car parking available from north to south, in Rävsnäs, Norra Ljusterö, Vindö-Sollenkroka, Stavsnäs and Dalarö. The Stockholm Tourist Center located in Sverigehuset, can even assist you with kayak tours through the archipelago. Canoeing in Stockholm and City CenterSo few of the European capitals can offer so much for the canoeist than Stockholm. Tours are offered all around Stockholm's small lakes and rivers, the large lake Mälaren, Stockholm's archipelago and inner city canals. In other words, Stockholm has almost every possible canoeing experience available from inner city to the the outer edges of the archipelago. Inner City Stockholm - The Nordic Venice. Approximately half of the area is water, a canoeists paradise with narrow sounds and bays, canals, large and small lakes. Try Djurgårdsrundan. ArchipelagoVaxholms tour is recommended if you would like to paddle the protected inner archipelago. Farther out amongst the outer archipelago bare cliffs and islets are a number of touring possibilities and journeys, for example, Bockö-Storö nature reserve just outside of Möja. (Source: "Paddling in Stockholm's region" by Jan Lönn www.kanotguiden.com).
Skansen (Outdoor Museum and Zoo)
Skansen was inaugurated in 1891 and hosts 160 culturally historical houses from all over Sweden. You can also visit Stockholm's only Zoological Park with wild and tame Nordic animals. You will also find Lill-Skansen, for children, (open summertime) and several beautiful gardens. At Skansen, something happens all year round; from annual Festivals, Christmas markets, Concerts to Folk Dances. Boutique with crafts and Swedish design. Bus: 44, 47 Djurgårdsslätten 49, Stockholm +46 8-442 80 00 www.skansen.se
Meet rare apes, iguanas and tucans in the rain forest. Walk near the curious lemur's, the brazen baboons and shy night creatures. In addition, Jonas Wahlströms Ark has everything from large crocodiles to Pygmy Marmosets, snakes, fish and even some of the world's most rarest apes and monkeys. You can even pet a stingray in the new pond. Bus: 44, 47 Djurgårdsslätten 49, Stockholm +46 8-442 80 39 www.skansen-akvariet.se
Fiska/fisketurer (Fishing/Fishing Tours)
In the city center or in beautiful nature surroundings - you select the environment you prefer, by personal taste or time. The fish are free in Stockholm since 1436. The streams provide a beautiful and rare fishing environment which is favorable water for over 30 species of fish such as, salmon, perch, Zander (similar to walleye) and pike. The fishing area stretches from Riddarfjärden out to Djurgården. From City Hall to Blockhusudden in Djurgården, you can find good salmon and trout fishing. You can try your luck and get fishing tips located at Strömparterren, Operan, Strömbron, Blaiseholmen and on Skeppsholmen. For that "different big city experience," try sitting down alongside the dock, in the wee morning hours, and before the city awakens, to try to catch the "big one." For a description of the fish found in the streams of Stockholm, please see our website. www.fiske.nu/fks
Aquaria vattenmuseum (Aquaria Water Museum)
Experience night and day, thunder and rain, in a rain forest with plants, animals and fish from South America. In the sea aquarium, there are Reef Sharks and Moray Eels together with Starfish, Corals, Anenomes, Clownfish and host of other creatures. Take the stairs up to the Nordic section and enjoy the museum. Falkenbergsgatan 2, Stockholm +46 8-660 90 89 www.aquaria.se
Cornelis Vreeswijkmuseet (Museum)
A charming museum featuring one of our most loved artists. You can see personal belongings, newpaper articles and much more. Here you can even see lithographs by Jussi Taipaleenmäki, inspired by Cornelis' repertoires, and correspondence with Ulf Lundell. A particular exhibition shows his entire life, from the cradle to his grave. Trångsund 8, Stockholm +46 8-667 73 65 www.cornelis.nu
Cosmonova (Planetarium and Theater)
Planetarium and IMAX theater with films in the world's largest film format. See films and exciting planetarium performances in a 760 m² large dome, the largest in Sweden. Frescativägen 40, Stockholm +46 8-562 600 30 www.nrm.se/cosmonova
Drottningholms Slottsteater (The Drottningholm Palace Theatre )
The Drottningholm Palace Theatre is one of Europe's best preserved baroque style theaters. The theater is unique with the original decor from the 1700's, and remarkable 200 year old stage machinery and parlor, untouched by the hands of time, with place for 400 people. Shows every half hour. Exhibitions in Hertig Carls pavilion. Opera and ballet performances, May-September.Subway: Brommaplan + bus 301-323Boat from the City Hall dock. Drottningholm, Stockholm +46 8-759 04 06 www.dtm.se
Gustav III:s Antikmuseum (Antique Museum)
In the Royal Castles' northeast wing, at Logården, is Sweden's oldest art museum, and oldest public museum. The museum began in 1794 and houses the collection of antique sculptures that Gustav III purchased during his trip to Italy, 1783-84. The sculptures remain in their original place along with the original furnishings, those of which have been recently restored. Bus: 2, 3, 43, 55, 59, 76Subway: Gamla stan Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm +46 8-402 61 30 www.kungahuset.se
Historiska Museet (Swedish Museum of National Antiquities)
Experience 12,000 years of Swedish history. On display are artifacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. In addition, one of the world's most well-preserved collections of Middle Age Art and Handicrafts. See the Prehistoric and Viking Exhibitions along with "The Gold Room" which exhibits a large number of gold objects.Bus: 44, 47, 56, 69, 76Subway: Karlaplan, Östermalmstorg Narvavägen 13-17, Stockholm +46 8-519 556 00 www.historiska.se
Leksaksmuseet (Toy Museum)
See thousands of toys at the museum, from Dolls and dollhouses to cars and electric trains. See Lasse Åbergs special exhibition featuring 35 Swedish figures.Bus: 2, 53, 55, 66 Tegelviksgatan 22, Stockholm +46 8-641 61 00 www.leksaksmuseet.se
Livrustkammaren (Royal Armory)
Swedens Royal History in the beautiful Royal Castle. Here you will find splendid costumes, vehicles, decorative armament and weapons. See Gustav II Adolfs bloody clothes from the battle at Lützen, (Germany). Karl XII's uniform from Fredristens Fort and the costume worn by Gustav III to the opera. New: Family room dedicated to the royal crowns. Audio guide.Bus. 43, 46, 55, 59, 76Subway: Gamla Stan, Kungsträdgården Slottsbacken 3, Stockholm +46 8-519 555 46 www.livrustkammaren.se
Långholmens fängelsemuseum (Prison Museum)
Långholmen is Stockholms' 7th largest island and perhaps the one which most myths and stories are told, because of the old prison. Go into one of the prison cells and experience how a prisoner lived during the time. Read and experience prison conditions, how prisoners were treated and what they did in their daily lives. Subway: Hornstull Långholmsmuren 20, Stockholm +46 8-720 85 00 www.langholmen.com
Moderna Museet (The Modern Museum)
In the beautiful nature of Skeppsholmen is one of Europe's most premiere collections of art from the 1900's; Picasso, Dali, Derkert and Matisse along with today's modern art. Today's artists are featured right along with the old classics, in temporary exhibitions and in our collections. There is also a restaurant, expresso bar and boutique. Subway: KungsträdgårdenBus: 65 Skeppsholmen, Stockholm +46 8-519 552 00 www.modernamuseet.se
Nationalmuseum (The National Museum)
Sweden's leading art and design museum with collections of older paintings and sculptures, drawings, graphics, art handicrafts and design. Experience the works by our leading Swedish artists and international masters: Carl Larsson, Hanna Pauli, Zorn and Lilefors, Rembrandt, Renoir and many more. Get acquainted with some of the modern classics as well, from the 1900's, up until today. Bus: 2, 55, 59, 62, 65, 76Subway: Kungsträdgården Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm +46 8-519 543 00 www.nationalmuseum.se
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (The Swedish Museum of Natural History)
Discover the sciene of nature, both large and small, and will all your senses. See exhibition themes for Sweden's nature, lives history, the polar circle, the human body and much more. Shop and Restaurant.Bus: 40, 540Subway: Universitetet Frescativägen 40, Stcokholm +46 8-519 540 00 www.nrm.se
Nordiska museet (Nordic Museum)
Discover trends and traditions, life and work in Sweden from the 1500's, and up until today. In the magnificent building, see folk art, textiles, vogue, photographs, furnished rooms, paintings by Strindberg and much more. There is also Lekstugan (play cottage) for the children. Audio guide rental available. Boutique and restaurant.Bus: 44, 47 Djurgårdsvägen 6, Stockholm +46 8-519 546 00 www.nordiskamuseet.se
Observatoriemuseet (Observatory Museum)
A museum where you yourself can examine the skies mysteries and learn the nature of science, especially in the astronomical history. Get closer views with astronomical instruments and models, engross yourself in a longitude equation or enjoy the view of Stockholm.Subway: Odenplan Drottninggatan 120, Stockholm +46 8-545 483 90 www.observatoriet.kva.se
Sjöhistoriska Museet (The Maritime Museum)
The Maritime Museum is the "Eldorado" for those whom enjoy detailed rich and exciting models of ships. Learn and see shipping history, art, photographs and authentic articles on how man has tried to master the seas. See how life was on board through the century. The children can play on the docks and in the boats built especially for children in the Saltkråkan room. Bus: 69 Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24, Stockholm +46 8-519 549 00 www.sjohistoriska.se
Skattkammaren (The Royal Treasury)
Deep down in the vaults underneath the Royal Palace, is the Swedish state regalia which is used for royal weddings, baptisms and funerals. You can see priceless objects such as Gustav Vasa's sword, Erik XIV's crown, the globus cruciger, sceptre and key, along with Lovisa Ulrikas crown and other prince and princesses crowns. Don't miss the large silver baptism font used for royal baptisms. Bus: 2, 3, 43, 55, 59, 76Subway: Gamla stan Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm +46 8-402 61 30 www.kungahuset.se
Strindbergsmuseet Blå Tornet
In the Blue Tower lived artist August Strindberg (1849-1912), the last four years of his life. His living consisted of a sleeping room, dining room and work room. The museum exhibits Strindbergs multifaceted productions - books, paintings, photographs and other objects along with author's library. Shows, lectures and book store. Bus: 43, 52, 65Subway: Rådmansgatan www.strindbergsmuseet.se
Tekniska Museet (National Museum of Science and Technology)
Let your imagination run wild and discover the museums exciting exhibitions. We have something for everyone! You can feel what is was like to be an astronaut circling the earth, or learn the history of technical communications in Kom.nu.då. Experience a once in a lifetime 4 dimensional film in Sweden's only 4D theater, Cino4, or get inspired by some of the inventions created by women! If you would like to expand your knowledge, visit the archives and library.Bus: 69 Museivägen 7, Stockholm +46 8-450 56 00 www.tekniskamuseet.se
Vasamuseet (The Vasa Museum)
Krigsskeppet Vasa skulle hjälpa Sverige att nå herravälde över Östersjön men efter en kort jungfruresa sjönk skeppet 1628. Efter 333 år under vatten bärgades Vasa och finns idag att beskåda i ett världsberömt museum. Skeppet är en unik och välbevarad konstskatt med närmare tusen dramatiska skulpturer och ornament. Filmen om Vasa och guidade turer på flera språk varje timme. Nya ansikten i utställningen ”Ansikte mot ansikte – Människorna från Vasa” om skeletten funna ombord – varsamt exponerade och djärvt tolkade. Prisbelönt museibutik och restaurang. Buss: 44, 47The warship Vasa was suppose to help Sweden rule the East Sea, but after a short maiden voyage the ship sunk in 1628. After laying at the bottom of the sea for 333 years, Vasa was salvaged and today is a museum known worldwide. The ship is unique and a well preserved treasure of art with thousands of objects and sculptures. There is a guided tour and documentary film shown every hour and in several different languages. New faces in the exhibition "Face to Face - The people from Vasa" about the life onboard - carefully exposed and boldly translated. Award winning boutique and restaurant. Buss: 44, 47 Galärvarvsvägen 14, Stockholm +46 8-519 548 00 www.vasamuseet.se
Tyresta nationalpark (Tyresta National Park)
Tyresta blev nationalpark 1993, unik i världen genom att ligga så nära en storstad. Området är 3 mil i omkrets och har en mångfald av unika växter och djur. Packa en picknick och vandra i den trolska vildmarksskogen som också erbjuder bärplockning och bad i någon av sjöarna. Besök också Tyresta by, alldeles vid infarten. Här finns servering, raststuga och bebyggelse från 1700- och 1800-talet. Sevärt är också Nationalparkernas hus - Sveriges största naturum. Byggnaden som är belägen vid Tyresta by, har formen av en Sverigekarta och präglas av ekologiska lösningar och naturliga material. Här hittar man information om samtliga svenska nationalparker.Buss 807, 809 från T-Gullmarsplan.Tyresta became a national park in 1993, and is unique due to the fact it is located so near a large city. The area is 3 miles in diameter and has a multitude of unique plants and animals. Pack a picnic and wonder through the wild and enchanting forest which also offer lots of berries to pick, or take a swim in one of the lakes. +46 8-745 33 94 www.tyresta.se
Bergianska Trädgården (The Bergian Garden)
Large botanical park and garden at Brunnsviken.An extensive kitchen garden with new and old traditional vegetables, herb garden and Japanese pond along with an Orangery housing different exhibitions. In the Victoria House is the world's largest Water Lilly and other interesting marsh and water plants. In Edvard Andersons Green House experience aromas of the Mediterranean spices planted amongst the beautiful landscape and other tropical plants from Australia, and the deserts of South African and California. Bus: 40, 540Subway: Universitetet Frescati, Stockholm +46 8-545 91 700, +46 8-545 91 722 www.bergianska.se
Drottningholms Slottspark (Drottningholms Palace Park)
Inspired by the park in Versailles, with a baroque style garden and an adjoining English style park, there is also a section from the 1800-1900's. The park area surrounding the palace and The Chinese Pavilion are on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. The park is open year round. The Palace, Palace Theater and Kina Palace are open during the summer. Bus: 301-323 from Subway Brommaplan. Boat from Stadshuskajen during the summer. +46 8-402 62 80
Kungliga nationalstadsparken (The National Urban Park)
The world's first National Urban Park and consists of the area stretching from Fjäderholmarna over Djurgården to Haga-Brunnsviken, Frescati and Ulriksdal.The nature changes between meadows, lakes, Ash tree forest and park-like landscape. The area is ecologically important for a large variety of plants and animals along with many bird species. The buildings and cultural landscape in the park, mirror Stockholm's and Sweden's development since the 1600's. The Kings, Karl XI and Gustav III have laid the groundwork by forming the hunting park Djurgården and the Gustavian park around Haga-Brunnsviken and Ulriksdal. www.nationalstadsparken.se
Kungsträdgården (The Kings Garden)
A popular meeting place which began during the middle ages as the courts kitchen garden, then was reserved only for the Royalty. The first Swedish Art and Industrial exhibition took place here in 1866. It was also here that the "Battle of the Elms" took place, the Elm trees were kept and the planned Subway stations had to be built on both sides of the park. Beautiful scenery, a skating rink during the winter and several restaurants and outside serving. The Northern section of the park had a "facelift" in 1998. Among the many statues is one of Karl XIII (with a lion) and Karl XII.
The park is located in the area of the Blue Tower where Strindberg lived the last few years of his life. Carl Eldh created the large bronze sculpture and even a statue of Astrid Lindgren. On the hill, there is a pavilion over a well which dominates the little park.
The park began around the turn of the century and consists of Sofia Church (1906) and several interesting culture houses made of wood. On Malmgårdsvägen, you can find an old Garden Center from the 1700's which is still in operation today. Every year, when the Magnolias bloom, a prize is awarded to the most cultural personality. The park even has a popular recreation area and theater with performances every summer.
Zetas Finsmakarens trädgård (Zeta's Finsmakarens Garden)
Zetas Finsmakarens Garden is a tranquil garden show where you can experience full-grown plants. Here you will find the latest news from the Netherlands, Germany, America's and English gardens to the country classics roses and perennials. Guided tours are available but must be booked in advance. The Garden Café is located at the southern side with views over the garden. The Café serves Asian inspired meals, homemade sandwiches and newly baked cakes and pastries. +46 8-646 03 91 www.zetas.se
Drottningholms Royal Palace was built during the late 1600's for the former queen Hedvig Eleonora. The Palace has magnificent salons from the 1600, 1700 and 1800's, parks, Palace Theater and Chinese Pavilion. The impressive baroque style garden began in 1681 after the plans by Tessin d.y.The Palace is the Royal families permanent residence.Subway: Brommaplan + Bus 301-323Boat from Stadshuskajen
Globen (The Globe - Arena)
The world's largest spherical area.Globen was inaugurated in 1989 and with it's unique form, a well-known symbol for Stockholm and Sweden. Here, you can experience world class: music, sport and much more. The Globen arenas, besides being the National Arena, contains the Annex, the Royal Court and South Stadium, lures about 1,3 million visitors annually, which makes it Sweden's leading event arena. Subway: GlobenCommuter Train: Globen
Gripsholms Slott (Gripsholms Castle)
The powerful renaissance castle was built more than 450 years ago. Before Griphsholms Castle was an earlier castle built by Bo Jonsson Grip, during the middle ages. The castle consists of furniture, artworks and furnishings from 400 years. Some of the castle's highlights are the 1500's interior from King Vasa's time, Gustav III's theater and the Swedish States Portrait Collection of famous Swedes.Boat from Stadshuskajen, Gripsholm Mariefred Ångfartygs AB Gripsholms Slott, Mariefred +46 159-101 94 www.kungahuset.se
The elevator takes you up to the 30th floor in 30 seconds where you can admire Stockholm from above. On a cloud free day, one can see 6 Swedish miles. The 155 meter high tower has characterized Stockholm's silhouette since 1967 and is the center for all radio and television communications in Sweden. The Entrance Hall is decorated by Walter Bengtssons exciting artwork Spelrum Futurum. In addition, it also has the cities highest restaurant and café.Bus: 69 Mörka kroken 3, Ladugårdsgärdet, Stockholm +46 8-667 21 05
Kina Slott (The Chinese Pavilion)
Visit the unique Chinese Pavilion located in Drottningholms Castle Park. The castle was built as a birthday present by King Adolf Fredrik to his Queen Lovisa Ulrika during the 1750's. Here, the Royalty lived a country life during the beautiful summer days. Drottningholm and the Chinese Pavilion are listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Subway: Brommaplan + Bus 301-323Boat from Stadshuskajen
Kungliga Slottet (The Royal Palace of Stockholm)
The Royal Apartments, The Hall of State and Halls of the Orders of Chivalry. H.M. The King's official residence built during the 1700's by the architect Nicodemus Tessin. See the Royal Apartments, with it's extravagant interior from the 1700 and 1800's, The Hall of State with Queen Kristina's Silver Throne and Hall of the Orders of Chivalry. Visit Gustav III's Antique Museum, The Tre Kronor Museum and The Treasury. Bus: 2, 3, 43, 55, 59, 76Subway: Gamla stan Slottsbacken, Stockholm +46 8-402 61 30 www.kungahuset.se
Carl Milles is one of Sweden's most famous sculptors and while you are in Stockholm you can visit his home in Lidingö. Millesgården consists of several houses including; Annes Hus, where Olga and Carl Milles lived during the 1950s. The interior has been preserved by Svenskt Tenn. In the large studio, you can see how Carl Milles worked, and the little studio displays works by Olga, Carl and his sister Ruth. The Sculpture Park has a breathtaking view of Stockholm; you can enjoy some of his famous pieces located on terraces and fountains. There is also a bistro and an outdoor cafeteria. Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö +46 8-446 75 90 www.millesgarden.se
Rosendals Slott (Rosendal Palace)
The Royal Palace is located in Djurgården and built 1823-27. The Palace is the best example of Karl Johan style in Sweden. The furniture, textiles and permanent furnishings constitutes an impressive display in it's entirety and produced by Swedish artists and craftsmen. In the beautiful palace garden, stands a large porphyry urn from 1825, the Rosendal Vase. Bus: 44, 47, 69
Stadshuset (The City Hall)
Stockholm’s City Hall was designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg and is one of the country's foremost examples of the national romantic spirit. The Swedish National Coat of Arms (the three crowns), is at the top of the 106 meter high tower. The City Hall is utilized in many ways; politicians and officials meet in the Council Hall, art collections, and the Nobel Banquet is arranged here every year. The Nobel dinner is hosted in the Blue Hall and after dinner the festivities continue in the Golden Hall, which is decorated with 18 million gold mosaic pieces.Guided tours in different languages are held daily and souvenirs can be found at The City Halls Shop. Ragnar Östbergs Plan 1, Stockholm +46 8-508 290 00 www.stockholm.se/stadshuset
Storkyrkan (The Cathedral Parish of Stockholm)
Visit Stockholms cathedral from the Middle Ages with unique articles by Bernt Notkes sculpture group St. Göran and Draken (1489), the Vadersolstavlan, "The Sun Dog Painting" (1636) and Lena Lerviks sculpture, Josef and Maria (2002). The cathedral dates back to 1279, which was the first time the church was mentioned in writing, and is the only building in Stockholm, from the Middle Ages, still being used as it was originally built. Since 1527, the cathedral is a Lutheran-Protestant Church. Today, the churches offers many services and concerts. Bus: 2, 3, 43, 55, 59, 76Subway: Gamla stan Trångsund 1, Stockholm +46 8-723 30 16 www.stockholmsdomkyrkoforsamling.se
Liljevalchs Konsthall (Liljevalchs Art Venue)
Lilevalchs Art Venue, inaugurated 1916, shows Swedish and International art in one of Stockholms most beautiful exhibition environment. A returning feature is the popular Vårsalongen. Close to the Art Venue is the Blå Porten restaurant and café which has received excellent reviews for it's food. The Blå Porten always displays one of the venue's smaller exhibitions. Bus: 44, 47 Djurgårdsvägen 60, Stockholm +46 8-508 313 30 www.liljevalchs.com
Äventyrsbanan Stockholm (Stockholm Adventure Courses)
30 activities, on six courses with different challenges and excitement levels between 5-18 meters high.Äventyrsbanan Stockholm opened in April 2001 as one of the most extensive facilities of its kind in Europe. Open for the general public, 7 days a week, all year round. The courses are located in wonderful forests in the vicinity of Hellasgården and Erstavik. Bus 401 from Slussen to Älta stop after approximately 15 minutes at Tenntorp. Reservations via our website or by telephone. www.aventyrsbanan.com
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