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

How To Tell the Age of Houses In Stockholm Simply By Looking

During the past few weeks, I have been telling you stories about places, areas and events that occurred Stockholm. This time, I am going to show you how you alone can get to understand the places around you, especially buildings, better by simply paying attention to one particular element on their façades – the wall…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

Katarinaberget: The History of Stockholm Architecture in One Borough

If getting back in time and exploring the architectural journey of Stockholm through the history sounds like an exciting experience to you, I have a treat that is just right for you. Katarinaberget is a well-preserved historical area in the north-eastern part of the Södermalm Island in Stockholm and a unique opportunity to explore the continuous evolvement of the urban environment in the Swedish capital.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

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

Villa Lusthusporten: From Renowned Tavern to Philanthropist Residence

Right across the road from the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet) in the beautiful green milieu of the Royal Djurgården (Kungliga Djurgården), there is an extraordinary historical residence waiting to be admired. It is known under many different names, but its style and character are both unique.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Squares in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Let’s explore the historical squares located in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) in this episode of Places of Interest.Read more