Drottningholm Palace: The World-Class Exquisite 17th-Century Palace

Even before you set a foot on the land belonging to Drottningholm Palace (Drottningholms slott), it is obvious that this place is in no way usual. The permanent residence of the Swedish Royal Couple has been shaped by centuries of royal traditions, modelled by the hands of the foremost architects who have ever left their mark in Sweden, and influenced by design and art movements from all around the world.Read more

The Guide to Historical Private Palaces in Stockholm [19 Places]

Explore all of the most impressive private historical palaces in Stockholm formerly owned by the nobility and other eminent individuals. In this thorough guide, you will find 19 stunning palaces built between the 17th and the 20th century together with their stories, images, and more.Read more

Wrangel Palace: The Opulent Noble Residence Turned Into a Court

The Era of the Swedish Empire was a perfect time to be a Swedish nobleman. It is not that being a member of the House of Nobility during other historical periods was no good but there is a reason why so many noble palaces in Stockholm come from the 1600s. While things were going great for many, only a few could be compared to the accomplished general from the Thirty Years’ War Carl Gustaf Wrangel.Read more

Katarina Church: The Notable Example of Stockholm Baroque Architecture

Having survived seemingly catastrophic events on several occasions, it seems that one of the well-recognised symbols of the Södermalm Island in Stockholm is here to stay. Let’s find out not only how Katarina Church (Katarina kyrka) came to life but also how it has fought to stay alive and not be forgotten in the past.Read more

The Ultimate Guide to the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan): Part 1

The Old Town of Stockholm or, as it is known in Swedish, Gamla Stan is recognised internationally as one of the most well-preserved medieval city centres. Let’s explore its most historical parts in this first part of Trevl’s Ultimate Guide to the Old Town of Stockholm.Read more

Stenbock Palace: Stockholm’s Way to Show Even the Nobles Liked Pink

Places around us might be fascinating for many different reasons. Sometimes, we are in awe because of how long ago a place was built. On other occasions, it is the ingenuity it took to design and create a particular place. It might also be that we simply cannot take our eyes off a building or a garden standing in front of us because of its sheer beauty. What if I told you there was a place that combines several of these attributes and you are likely to miss it if you do not look hard enough?…Read more

Old Swedish National Archives: Stockholm’s Treasure From the 1800s

A place where the time has stopped nearly 130 years ago. A place showing us what being high-tech meant in the late 1800s. A place which, despite its monumentality and grandiose style, was soon deemed to be left in the past. That is the Old National Archives (Gamla riksarkivet) building on Riddarholmen in the most historical part of Stockholm which we look at in this post.Read more

Places of Interest: 3 Architectural Masterpieces on Kastellholmen

Residing just across the bay from the Royal Palace, Kastellholmen is a small island but offers a number of interesting historical places connected to its military history to visit as well as nice views of the surrounding areas of Stockholm.Read more

Arvfurstens Palace: Admired Royal Residence in the Heart of Stockholm

Only a few dozen metres from the Swedish House of Parliament (Riksdagshuset) and not much further from the Royal Palace itself, stands a massive yellow palace which once mirrored the famous opera house built by King of Sweden Gustav III. It is known as the Arvfurstens Palace (Arvfurstens palats) and in the following paragraphs, we explore its story from the very beginning until modern days.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Bridges in the Old Town (Gamla stan) of Stockholm

Stockholm is well known as the city on the water, some even call it the ‘Venice of the North.’ It is only logical then, that the individual islands forming the Swedish capital are connected by many interesting and unique bridges. In this issue of our weekly series Places of Interest, I help you explore the stories behind the bridges that connect the Old Town (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm.Read more