Stockholm Public Library: The Pioneer of Open Public Libraries in Sweden

Right on the corner of two major avenues, Sveavägen and Odengatan, in what can be considered the modern city centre of Stockholm, stands one of the most notable contemporary buildings in the city. Stockholm Public Library building is more often than not regarded as an architectural masterpiece. As a pioneering project, it was meant to serve as an example for open public libraries in Sweden where this concept had not existed before.Read more

Ulvsunda Castle: A Historic Noble Residence in Bromma, Stockholm

I find it fascinating how even an innocent walk in your hometown can turn into an experience that will last a lifetime. Although I have spent a considerable period of time living in Stockholm’s green borough of Bromma, it was only recently during a weekend stroll that I had the pleasure of meeting one of the most impressive sights in this part of the city in person for the first time.Read more

Norrmalmstorg Robbery Which Defined the Stockholm Syndrome

It is 10:02 in the morning on Thursday, 23 August 1973 when a masked man enters the Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm and fires a few shots from his machine gun into the ceiling. His face is painted black, he is wearing a wig and sunglasses and has a big bag on his shoulders. The man then orders everyone in the bank to lie down on the floor, places a radio on the bank counter and tunes in Swedish Radio P3.Read more

Karolinska Institute, Aula Medica, and Their Inspiring Story

It is not worth hiding that I enjoy ingenious combinations of tradition with modernity. When done well, modern additions to historic sites can greatly enhance their quality. Integrating modern technologies into the areas of life where they were previously unavailable while preserving the existing value creates more pleasant and seamless experiences for people.Read more

The Nordic Museum and Its Breathtaking Home on Djurgården in Stockholm

I am sure every Stockholmer and likely most travellers who ever visited the Swedish capital recognise the monumental building of the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet) standing near Djurgårdsbron Bridge at the Royal Djurgården. How often do you think about where the museum’s enormous collection of artefacts came from or who stood behind its creation, though?…Read more

The Royal Stables: 5 Centuries of Tradition in a Prominent Location

Horses are as related to monarchies as royal jewels, thrones, palaces, and the nobility. Just like the nobles and the monarchs, royal horses are no regular creatures, and their homes must reflect that. Thankfully, Sweden is no exception which is why in this post, we discover not only the current home of the noblest of horses in the country but also the history of royal stables in Stockholm.Read more

Ersta Diakoni in Stockholm: Inspiring Mission at a Stunning Location

A deaconry. If you are familiar with this term, you are already smarter than me. If not, no worries, I was in your shoes just a while ago, and the fact that I did not know what to imagine when I first read the expression ‘Ersta Deaconry’ (Ersta diakoni) was what spiked my interest. Since then, I visited the ‘Ersta cliff’ (Erstaklippan), did some research, and now I am ready to share my findings with you.Read more

The Southern Theatre in Stockholm: How Did it Evolve?

If you were to visit Stockholm’s Södermalm island in the 19th century, what would you expect to find just south of the historical core of the city? Would it be a poor neighbourhood? Or perhaps a countryside getaway for the upper class?…Read more

Cruise to Stockholm Guide: What to See in Less Than a Day

Cruises are a fun way to enjoy some adventures on the sea but also to get to know new places. Discover what you can do and what you should see during your short stay in Stockholm in this guide.Read more

Central Post Office in Stockholm: A Massive Yet Playful Historic Site

The arrival of the twentieth century changed the way we live in many different ways. While plenty of inventions that are commonplace today, were still unknown a hundred years ago, we can say that the modern lifestyle was very much born around the turn of the century. With more people concentrated in large cities than ever before, the urban infrastructure was only one of many areas that needed rapid development.Read more