Places of Interest: 10 Historic Places at Katarinaberget in Stockholm

Six impressive historic buildings, three charming streets, and an unusual brick structure. That is what we discover in this episode of Place of Interest. All of these are located in the area known as Katarinaberget located in the north-eastern part of the Södermalm Island in Stockholm.Read more

Three Turn-of-the-Century Stockholm Residences Turned Into Museums

Whether you are into art or speciality museums, old or new, exotic or traditional, Stockholm offers more than one place you will enjoy. In this post, however, we focus specifically on three museums that share a common story and come from almost exactly the same period.Read more

The Thiel Gallery: This is How the Wealthiest Swedes Once Lived

More than one of Stockholm’s foremost private residences have been turned into public buildings over the course of the city’s impressive history. These often reflect not only the original owner’s wealth but also their philosophy, hobbies, and worldviews. In this post, I present you the story of the former residence of a banker, passionate art collector, and a mindful man with a deep interest in Nietzsche’s controversial philosophy, Ernest Thiel.Read more

Places of Interest: 12 Charming Entrances Spread Across Stockholm

Foremost architects and artists recognise the value of impressive building entrances no matter whether it comes to apartment houses or public buildings. Lately, I have noticed that more and more people are starting to appreciate charming front doors, neatly decorated front decks, and massive historical portals.Read more

Old Parliament House: The First Seat of the Modern Swedish Parliament

If you have ever visited the Riddarholmen Island in Stockholm, you know that strolling around it does not take long at all. Despite that, the island might manage to keep some of its gems hidden from your sight. I think it is absolutely worthwhile to discover every corner of the island, though, which is why I introduce you to the Old Parliament House (Gamla Riksdagshuset) in this post.Read more

Hallwyl Palace: Experience the Lavish Turn-of-the-Century Lifestyle

Fairly often I tell you stories of historical palaces, venues, and residences. It is not so common, though, that you can go and explore almost every inch of these places for yourself. Inside and out. In the case of the Hallwyl Palace (Hallwylska palatset), that is exactly what you can do, and in the following paragraphs you will find out why you can and totally should visit this outstanding historic site hiding an impressive art collection.Read more

The Only List of Stockholm Museums You Will Ever Need [44 Places]

Visiting a museum or two can be a great way to spend a free afternoon or a day off no matter whether you are in your hometown or thousands of kilometres away. Assuming you pick one that actually matches your interests, that is. Far too many tourists visit popular museums just for the sake of visiting them but in this post, I help you choose the right museum to visit in Stockholm tailored to your interests.Read more

Mariatorget: Where a Disaster was the Beginning of Something Better

Södermalm, located just south of the Old Town of Stockholm, is an island of many different faces. Probably my most favourite part, though, is ‘Maria,’ where you would find Mariaberget, Mariaskolan, Maria Magdalena Church, and Mariatorget. Mariatorget is perhaps the liveliest place in this neighbourhood, and it has been lively for a long time, but for different reasons. Keep reading to find out how the square was born from the ashes of the historical locality and how it caused a confusion barely anyone noticed.Read more

Places of Interest: Stockholm Summer Pedestrian Zones and Pop-up Parks

For the fourth year in a row, in 2018, the City of Stockholm brings back the initiative called ‘Living Stockholm’ (Levande Stockholm). Thanks to this initiative, a number of streets around the city are converted into pedestrian zones with temporary benches, greenery, and, most importantly, without cars. In addition to these, a few so-called Pop-up parks appear in different parts of Stockholm.Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Squares and Plazas in Stockholm [20 Places]

Squares are where we relax, where we enjoy beautiful sights, where we meet with our dear ones. We probably do not think about this very often, but without squares, our cities would like quite a bit different than they do today. Imagine there was no Trafalgar Square in London, no Plaza de España in Madrid, no Stefansplatz in Vienna, or no Stortorget in Stockholm. A significant part of the history of each of these few monumental cities would be lost.Read more