On this page you will find all the attractions and sights in Stockholm that we have written an article about.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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. ...
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 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 ...
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.
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).
The 155-metre-high Kakna tower (Kaknästornet) is the tallest building in Sweden open to tourists and one of Stockholm's landmarks.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 is a central square between the two districts of Norrmalm and Östermalm. It connects the important main streets Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Hamngatan and Nybrogatan.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Italy in 1783/84.
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 ...
The Museum Island in the center of Stockholm
Skeppsholmen is a small island in the centre of Stockholm. It is connected to the mainland (the Blasieholmen peninsula) via a bridge, the Skeppsholmsbron, and to the island of Kastellholmen via another bridge, the Kastellholmsbron. On Skeppsholmen, there are 4 museums, that is why the ...
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 ...