Places of Interest: 10 Stunning Buildings at Lärkstaden in Stockholm

One of the greatest things about visiting and living in Stockholm is how many different faces the city has. Sure, there is something that connects all the unique parts of the city but distinct areas and districts still manage to keep their uniqueness and surprise their visitors with original architecture, landscapes, or atmosphere. In this episode of Places of Interest, we look at an informal area located in the north-western part of the Östermalm district known as Lärkstaden.Read more

Engelbrekt Church: The Dominant Church in Östermalm in Stockholm

On the streets located in and around the north-western parts of the Stockholm’s Östermalm district, there are a plenty of notable examples of beautiful Swedish architecture from around the turn of the 20th century. The red-brick facades in the area create a unique environment that gives an exclusive impression to its visitors. In this post, we look at another remarkable structure standing in the neighbourhood, namely the Engelbrekt Church. Read more

Stockholm Campus of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) in Stockholm belongs to the oldest and most traditional educational institutions in Sweden, especially in its field. While the main campus of the university, known simply as KTH, today accommodates only a relatively small part of the students and staff, it is a beautiful place to visit, which resembles traditional university environments from places such as the United Kingdom or from across the Atlantic Ocean.Read more

Stockholm Palaces of the Rich who Did Not Get to Live There

When you see the splendid palaces standing in the historical city centre of Stockholm, it is easy to think of how great it had to be for the people whose names those palaces carry to live there. As we probably all know, things are often not what they look like, though. Read more

Places of Interest: 10 Stockholm Streets Named After Historical Figures

Names of streets of the cities we live in and visit do not only help us navigate through these cities but are also a popular way of recognizing and commemorating important persons from all different fields. However, we rarely think of the figures who gave their names to important streets in our cities, and their work and achievements. In this post, I show you a few interesting streets in Stockholm named after influential figures who lived during the most prosperous era in the history of Sweden.Read more

Vasabron: The Bridge that Has Withstood More than You Think

I have previously introduced you to a couple of the most interesting historical bridges in central Stockholm including the Norrbro, Riksbron, and Djurgårdsbron. In this post, it is time to discover yet another intriguing story of a bridge allowing Stockholmers and visitors alike to move from one island forming the ‘Venice of the North’ to another.Read more

Places of Interest: 10 of the Tallest Buildings in Stockholm

Essentially every city around the world needs to have at least a few unique, tall buildings to be considered a modern metropolis. Stockholm most certainly is a modern city, thanks to which I can bring you the selection of my favourite structures that belong to the tallest in the Swedish capital.Read more

Oxenstierna Palace: The Residence of Sweden’s Most Influential Man

Being an important state official living in Stockholm in the 17th century essentially meant that one needed to not only focus on the daily tasks associated with their position, but also the appearances they projected to the rest of the world. Fortunately, the drive toward building the largest, most expensive and overall greatest structures possible is not just a phenomenon of modern times. Therefore, we can enjoy some extraordinary historical places today that were left behind by important historical figures centuries ago.Read more

Bergius Botanic Garden: A Beautiful Retreat from the City Rush

There is no doubt that there are a plenty of green places all around Stockholm where you can take a little break and enjoy the summer sitting on a bench or lying on nice lawns. However, it is never a bad idea to take your retreat from the rush of the city one step further and go to some place that feels completely detached from the daily struggles of life. Welcome to the Bergius Botanic Garden!…Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Places near the Diplomatic City in Stockholm

In this week’s episode of Places of Interest, we explore a truly special neighbourhood in Stockholm. This place might be easy to miss in the abundance of beautiful and popular areas in the city but I can guarantee you that if you are a fan of luxurious estates, promenades in nature and/or seaside areas, you will love this place, too.Read more