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

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

The Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm: Where Nature Blends with Art

There are certain categories of places and attractions that people usually think of seeing when travelling and visiting new places. Castles, churches, squares, monuments, museums, gardens… These are all spots we use to go to when discovering cities. However, once in a while you can come across a place so unusual that you wouldn’t normally think of visiting it. What if I told you there was a forest-like cemetery you should totally see? Read more

Van der Noot Palace: The Most Beautiful Palace on Stockholm’s Södermalm

The seventeenth century was the time of great prosperity for Sweden and its capital, Stockholm, in particular. Many of the most stunning palaces in the city come from this period and while most of them are located in the Old Town (Gamla stan), you might be surprised to find some beautiful historic sites in other parts of the city, too. In this post, we look at the Van der Noot Palace (van der Nootska palatset) on the island of Södermalm. Read more

Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm: Sweden’s Most Adorned Building

The Royal Dramatic Theatre, or Dramaten as it is colloquially known, is a building that you can hardly miss if you walk around the more modern parts of the Stockholm’s city centre. As you will shortly see, there are many good reasons for admiring this eye-catching construction but as usual, we start with a little background story. Read more