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On this page you will find all the attractions and sights in Stockholm that we have written an article about.

Postal Museum

Postal Museum
The history of the Swedish Post since 1636. Opened in 1906, the Postal Museum displays exhibitions on the history of the Swedish postal service since 1636 and is located in the heart of Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan.

Båthall 2

Båthall 2
Båthall 2 is an independent part of the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm. The inconspicuous building is located on the Djurgården peninsula very close to the Vasa Museum and contains one of the largest historical boat collections in Europe.

Haga Park Museum

Haga Park Museum
Haga Park Museum is located in one of the copper tents (koppartält) in the beautiful Haga Park. Visitors are shown the history of the park with its buildings and people.

Vikingaliv

Vikingaliv
Viking Museum in Stockholm. The new Viking Museum "Vikingaliv" in Stockholm was inaugurated in April 2017. It is located on the island of Djurgården, right next to the Vasa Museum.

Gustav III:s antique museum

Gustav III:s antique museum
Stockholm Castle Art Museum. Gustav III:s Antique Museum is the oldest art museum in Sweden. It is located in the northeast wing of Stockholm Castle and displays mainly antique sculptures that the Swedish King Gustav III (1746 - 1792) had personally purchased during his trip to ...

Old Town

Old Town
The medieval old town of Stockholm. The Gamla Stan district is the historic centre of Stockholm. The beautiful old town, surrounded by water, is by far the city's most important attraction with its winding medieval streets, pastel-coloured houses, the royal castle and magnificent churches and palaces.

Technical Museum

Technical Museum
Sweden's largest science and technology museum. The Tekniska Museet(Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology) in the Gärdet district is located very close to the Kakna tower and is the largest science and technology ...

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace
The residence of the King of Sweden. Drottningholm Castle, located on an island in the Mälaren, is not only the residence of the Swedish king but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But not only the castle itself is a sight, but also the extensive park with ...

City Hall

City Hall
Stockholm City Hall and Landmark. Built between 1911 and 1923 in the style of Swedish national romanticism, Stadshuset is one of Sweden's most famous and memorable buildings. In addition to its function as the seat of the city government, Stockholm's City Hall attracts international attention every year, especially because the banquet on the occasion of the awarding ...

Stockholm Castle

Stockholm Castle
One of the most important baroque buildings in Scandinavia. Stockholm Castle is located on the island of Stadsholmen in the old centre of Stockolm, in the district of Gamla Stan. It was ...

Strömsborg

Strömsborg
The smallest island of the old town. Strömsborg is a tiny circular island in central Stockholm, part of the Gamla Stan district. The name Strömsborg is derived from the Stockholm merchant Berge Olofson Ström (1688-1762), who bought the uninhabited island in 1740 and built a castle-like ...

Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund
Sweden's oldest amusement park. Gröna Lund amusement park has been around since 1883, when the main attraction was a horse-powered carousel, but today's attractions are a bit more spectacular. There are several roller coasters, a freefall tower and much more.

The Norrbro

The Norrbro
The Norrbro (“North Bridge”), Stockholm’s oldest preserved stone bridge, connects the two city districts of Gamla Stan and Norrmalm. It runs from the driveway of the Royal Castle(Lejonbacken) across the island of Helgeandsholmen to Gustav Adolfs Torg, crossing the Norrström, the main outlet of the Mälaren ...

Vasabron

Vasabron
Completed in 1878, the Vasabron connects the two districts of Gamla Stan and Norrmalm. From Tegelbacken it crosses the Norrström and ends on the island Stadsholmen in front of the Bondeschen Palais and the Riddarhuset. Halfway across, another bridge, the Strömborgsbron, branches off to the small island of Strö...

Central source

Central source
The Centralbron is the most important and busiest bridge in central Stockholm. It connects the districts of Norrmalm and Södermalm and consists of three sections: the North Bridge from the Central Station across Riddarfjärden to the island of Riddarholmen. a road section on the eastern shore of Riddarholmen ...

Western Bridge

Western Bridge
The 600 m long Västerbron ("West Bridge") connects the two city districts of Södermalm and Kungsholmen, crossing the island of Långholmen and Riddarfjärden. The bridge was inaugurated in 1935 as the second fixed north-south connection (previously, the route had to be covered by ferry

Power source

Power source
The Strömbron is a 140 m long bridge in the centre of Stockholm, which connects the two districts of Norrmalm and Gamla stan. From the royal castle on the island Stadsholmen the bridge leads to the southern end of the park Kungsträdgården.

Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården
Park and event place in the center of Stockholm. Ice skating in winter, cherry blossoms in spring, festivals in summer: Kungsträdgården ("King's Garden") is a multi-use park and event venue in central Stockholm. Colloquially known as "Kungsan", the park is located in the Norrmalm

Hedvig Eleonora Church

Hedvig Eleonora Church
Hedvig Eleonora kyrka. Hedvig Eleonora Church in the Östermalm district is named after the wife of the Swedish King Charles X Gustav (1622-1660), Queen Hedwig Eleonora of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf. After the foundation stone was laid in 1969, the church was consecrated in 1737, and the distinctive dome ...

Engelbrekt Church

Engelbrekt Church
Engelbrektskyrkan. Built in the National Romantic style, Engelbrektskirche is one of the most impressive buildings in the Östermalm district. It was completed in 1914 according to plans by architect Lars Israel Wahlman and, with 1400 seats, is one of Stockholm's largest churches.

Oscars Church

Oscars Church
Oscarskyrkan. The neo-Gothic Oscar Church is located in the Östermalm district near the History Museum, clearly visible at the intersection of Narvavägen and Storgatan. It is named after the Swedish King Oscar II (1829 - 1907), who consecrated the church himself in 1903. The three-nave hall church designed by Gustaf Hermansson has room ...

The Town Hall Bridge

The Town Hall Bridge
The Stadshusbron bridge connects the two districts of Norrmalm and Kungsholmen . From Tegelbacken it leads over the Riddarfjärden and the Klarasjö to Kungsholmen past the Stadshuset, where it flows into the Hantverkargatan. The concrete bridge, clad in natural stone, was built at the same time as Stadshuset between 1917 and 1919 ...

Maritime History Museum

Maritime History Museum
Museum of the Swedish Navy and Merchant Shipping. The Stockholm Maritime Museum (Sjöhistoriska museet) is located on the northern shore of Djurgårdsbrunnsviken in the Gärdet district, very close to the Kakna tower. Opened in 1938, the museum displays numerous exhibits on the Swedish navy and merchant shipping, and other topics such as shipbuilding and underwater archaeology. ...

Clare Church

Clare Church
The Klara Church (Swedish: Klara kyrka or Sankta Klara kyrka) is located near the main railway station in the Norrmalm district. The church, built in the 16...

The island of Stadsholmen

The island of Stadsholmen
The island where Stockholm was founded. Stadsholmen, the "city island", is the largest of the three islands over which Stockholm's oldest district Gamla Stan stretches (along with Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg). The houses and street network from the Middle Ages, with small, narrow streets, immerse the visitor in a bygone world that is unique in all ...

The island of Helgeandsholmen

The island of Helgeandsholmen
Seat of the Swedish Parliament. The island Helgeandsholmen in the Norrström forms together with the islands Stadsholmen and Strömsborg the district Gamla Stan. In the Middle Ages, the island consisted of three small islands that were filled in over time.

Medieval Museum

Medieval Museum
The history of Stockholm in the Middle Ages. Stockholms Medeltidsmuseet, the Medieval Museum, has exhibitions on Stockholm's medieval history from the city's beginnings in the 13th century to the end of the Middle Ages (beginning with the reign of King Gustav I Wasa).

Persimmon Tower

Persimmon Tower
The 155-metre-high Kakna tower (Kaknästornet) is the tallest building in Sweden open to tourists and one of Stockholm's landmarks.

Rosendal’s Garden Café

Rosendal’s Garden Café
One of the nicest places to relax and drink coffee in Stockholm is certainly Rosendals Trädgårdskafé on the island of Djurgården. In addition to typical Swedish Kanelbullar, Kläddkaka and Smörgåsar, they also serve lunch daily between 11:30 am and 2 pm (3 pm on weekends).

Globes and Skyview

Globes and Skyview
The largest spherical building in the world. In the southern district of Johanneshov stands one of Stockholm's most striking and unusual landmarks: the Globen. The futuristic multi-purpose hall hosts ice hockey games and concerts, among other things, and from the roof you have a great view over Stockholm.

Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle
With its idyllic waterfront location and distinctive brick-red walls and towers, Gripsholm is one of Scandinavia's most beautiful and famous castles. In Germany, Gripsholm Castle is also known to many for the 1931 story of the same name by Kurt Tucholsky.

Ulriksdal Castle

Ulriksdal Castle
Royal Palace with Orangery, Park and Sculpture Museum. Idyllically situated on Edsviken beach, Ulriksdal Castle is one of Sweden's nine official royal castles. Its central location and extensive castle grounds make Ulriksdal a popular destination among Stockholmers and tourists alike for walks, cafe visits and day trips.

Rosendal Castle

Rosendal Castle
Royal pleasure palace on the island of Djurgården. Rosendal Castle is located behind the Skansen open-air museum on the island of Djurgården and is one of Sweden's eleven royal castles.

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
One of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe. Situated on a peninsula of the Mälaren near Stockholm, Skokloster Castle is one of the most impressive buildings from the Swedish Great Power period and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe.

Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago
More than 20,000 islands off the coast of Stockholm. If you travel just a short distance by boat from Stockholm towards the Baltic Sea, you suddenly find yourself in a completely different world: the Stockholm Archipelago. The archipelago that separates Stockholm from the open sea consists of more than 24.000 islands. It is the "summer paradise" of the Stockholmers, who ...

Mary Magdalene Church

Mary Magdalene Church
Mary Magdalene kyrka . St. Mary Magdalene Church is located in the north of the Södermalm district, between Slussen and Mariatorget. The church, consecrated in 1634, was rebuilt several times in the 17th century and severely damaged by fire in 1759. It got its present appearance by the reconstruction in the years 1760-1763 after plans ...

Hötorget

Hötorget
Stockholm's largest marketplace. Hötorget (Haymarket) is a central square in the Norrmalm district, where Stockholm's largest market is located. The square is surrounded by the Stockholm Concert Hall, a large cinema (Filmstaden Sergel), the Haymarket by Scandic hotel and numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.

Stureplan

Stureplan
Popular meeting place with expensive stores and exclusive bars. Stureplan, located in the noble district of Östermalm, is a central square in the centre of Stockholm, which is now known beyond the borders of Europe for its trendy bars and clubs. It is also home to the famous Sturegallerian shopping ...

Gustav Adolfs Torg

Gustav Adolfs Torg
Central square in Stockholm. Named after the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632), Gustav Adolfs torg is a square in Stockholm's Norrmalm district, located directly on Norrbro. Square is home to the Royal Opera House and the Hereditary Palace (Arvfurstens Palast), which houses the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nybroplan

Nybroplan
Nybroplan is a central square between the two districts of Norrmalm and Östermalm. It connects the important main streets Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Hamngatan and Nybrogatan.

Drottninggatan

Drottninggatan
With countless shops, restaurants and cafes, Drottninggatan is the most important shopping street in the centre of Stockholm. It begins at the Riksbron at the transition to the old town Gamla Stan and leads across the district

Fjällgatan

Fjällgatan
Viewpoint with great view over the old town of Stockholm. Maybe the most beautiful view over Stockholm is from the Fjällgatan, a small street on the Stigberg in the city district Södermalm (by the way, in the medieval times, the gallows stood there). But not only the view is exciting, but also the street itself. The workers' row ...

Djurgården

Djurgården
Museums, attractions and lots of nature. Djurgården is an island and district in central Stockholm. It is home to many of the city's major attractions, including the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund amusement park, Abba Museum and Skansen open-air museum.

German Church St. Gertrud

German Church St. Gertrud
Tyska Kyrkan. The church St. Gertrud is with its 96 m high tower the highest building of the Stockholm old town Gamla Stan. It is usually referred to as the German Church (Tyska kyrkan), as it has been the church of the German community in Stockholm since 1571, the oldest German community abroad.

Storkyrkan

Storkyrkan
Stockholm Cathedral Church of St. Nicolai. Saint Nicholas Church in Stockholm's old town Gamla Stan is usually just called Storkyrkan (the big church). It is the oldest church in the city and is located right next to Stockholm Castle. Since 1942, it is also the bishop's seat and thus the cathedral church of the diocese of Stockholm.

Adolf Friedrich Church

Adolf Friedrich Church
Adolf Fredriks kyrka. The Adolf Friedrich Church (Adolf Fredriks kyrka) in the Norrmalm district, inaugurated in 1774, is one of Stockholm's most famous churches. It owes its name to the Swedish King Adolf Friedrich from Schleswig, who personally laid the foundation ...

Riddarholm Church

Riddarholm Church
Riddarholmskyrkan. The Riddarholmskyrka is the royal burial church on the small island of Riddarholmen in central Stockholm. Its striking brick tower with its cast-iron spire is one of the city's landmarks and shapes the silhouette of Stockholm's old town like hardly any other building.

St. Catherine’s Church

St. Catherine’s Church
Katarina Kyrka. One of Stockholm's most beautiful churches is St. Catherine's Church (katarina kyrka) in the Södermalm district, visible from afar. It was built in the 17th century, when the Swedish capital began to expand and the inhabitants of the new districts formed new communities. The magnificent Baroque building with a ...

The Finnish Church

The Finnish Church
Finska kyrkan. Of all the churches in Stockholm's city centre, the Finnish church is probably the least known. Who is in the Stockholm old town Gamla Stan on the road should not be deceived by the inconspicuous exterior and at least a short trip to the small church directly opposite the Stockholm ...

The island of Riddarholmen

The island of Riddarholmen
Riddarholmen is a small island in the Mälaren, which together with Gamla Stan forms the historical centre of Stockholm. In addition to the medieval Riddarholmskyrkan, one of Stockholm's most famous landmarks, the island is home to several 17th century aristocratic palaces.

Bergian Garden

Bergian Garden
The Stockholm Botanical Garden. Bergianska Trädgården is Stockholm's largest botanical garden and a popular destination. It is located in the north of Stockholm in the university district of Frescati, in a beautiful location right on the banks of Brunnsviken.

The Knights’ House

The Knights’ House
Meeting house of the Swedish nobility. The Riddarhuset in Stockholm is the meeting house of the Swedish nobility. It is located in Stockholm's old town Gamla Stan and is one of the most beautiful palaces in the city.

Mårten Trotzig’s alley

Mårten Trotzig’s alley
The narrowest alley in Stockholm. Mårten Trotzigs gränd is an extremely narrow alley in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town. It runs from Prästgatan to Västerlånggatan near Järntorget.