Places of Interest: 10 Places To Admire Wall Anchors In Gamla Stan

Every unique historical environment must have its characteristic features that make it unique in the first place. The Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan) is considered one of the most well-preserved medieval city centres in the world and as such, it offers a variety of these features to explore. Some of them might be fairly obvious while others require your close attention, which is why in this episode of Places of Interest, I help you discover the magic of the wall anchors in Stockholm’s Old Town.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Places to Visit at and around Norrmalmstorg

Unlike many other places in Central Stockholm, Norrmalmstorg Square has changed a lot during the last few centuries. The square has come a long way from the garbage-filled area it once used to be and it has not avoided some dramatic events along the way, which make its story so much more fascinating.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Sights to Make You Want to Visit Bromma in Stockholm

In this episode of Places of interest, we explore the Bromma Borough in the western part of Stockholm. The places I show you in this post are spread out across the borough which makes it difficult to visit them all at once. However, I believe they are all worth seeing so even if you are not staying in Bromma or do not feel like having a several-hour-long walk, you can always come to Bromma several times.Read more

Places of Interest: 10 Gorgeous Historic Sites on Riddarholmen

In this issue of the Places of Interest series, I show you a few exceptional historical places located on the Riddarholmen Island forming a part of the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan). Riddarholmen is said to have been the place where the first residents of what later became Stockholm settled, which is only one of many curiosities connected to the island.Read more

Places of Interest: 9 Charming Places in Eastern Kungsholmen

With the monumental Stockholm City Hall being right at the edge of the Kungsholmen Island, you might think there is nothing that could overcome its beauty on the rest of the island. Perhaps you would be right and perhaps not, but I can guarantee you that the City Hall has some tough competition among landmarks in the eastern part of Kungsholmen.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

Places of Interest: 6 Places on and near Helgeandsholmen Island

Helgeandsholmen, the small island located in the heart of Stockholm just across the bridge from the monumental Royal Palace, is dominated by the building complex of the Swedish Parliament House. However, the early-20th-century Parliament House is not all there is to find on the Helgeandsholmen island and although it might be hard to believe it at first, it is not large enough to house all of the operations of the Riksdag. Read more

Places of Interest: The Most Interesting Statues in Central Stockholm

Some time ago, I wrote a post on public statues in Sweden and especially their long absence in the country. I have also mentioned that while there were literally no public statues displayed in Sweden before the late 18th century, the following two centuries were times during which Swedish artists created an abundant collection of creative sculptures in the major, as well as smaller, cities around the Nordic country.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

Places of Interest: Top 10 Historical Portals in Stockholm’s Old Town

The Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla stan) is a place that no visitor to the beautiful Swedish capital should miss. This is the place where you can easily imagine how people, including nobles and royals, lived there centuries ago. While exploring some of the greatest historical palaces and cosiest cafés and restaurants in town, you might want to discover other, subtler elements complementing the atmosphere.Read more