Hagaparken: Stokholm’s Oasis of Greenery with Royal Roots

As I showed you in an earlier post, Stockholm is full of nice parks where you can enjoy your summer days surrounded by an appealing combination of nature and eye-pleasing architecture. Many of these parks also have an interesting story to tell, some even have royal roots. All of that is true about Haga Park (Hagaparken), which I tell you everything about in this post.Read more

Mariaberget: Stockholm Södermalm’s Area Where History Meets Present

Nearly every district and every island in Stockholm has its distinct style. In Södermalm, though, you can even find several different styles within the same district. Earlier, I have introduced you to the White Mountains borough, for example, which is a cultural preserve today. in this post, we look at a quite different area called Mariaberget (“Maria Hill”) on the northern edge of the island. Read more

Stureplan: An Exclusive and Popular Meeting Point in Central Stockholm

It may be hard to tell where the true centre of Stockholm is. Is it the medieval Old Town (Gamla stan)? Or is it Nybroplan where the famous Strandvägen begins? Perhaps it is Sergels torg with the huge House of Culture and a plenty of boutiques. Some would argue it is Stureplan where three major, prominent streets meet. Well, it seems that everyone can choose their own place in this unique city and consider it its centre. Stureplan, though, was and still is an important meeting point for many Stockholmers and it is time for us to look at why it is so.Read more

Places of Interest: 9 Beautiful Places in Östermalm, Stockholm

Östermalm is without a doubt one of the most exclusive parts of Stockholm. Its western border is roughly formed by likely the most exclusive boulevard in the city, Birger Jarlsgatan, it is the home of many splendid historic sites such as Oscar’s Church, and its southernmost part is formed by the world-famous Strandvägen. All of…Read more

Långholmen: The Island Showing Off the Green Side of Stockholm

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a unique city when compared to other European metropolises. Its geographic location is to a large extent responsible for its character, but it is not only the water that is so typical of the city. Another important characteristic of Stockholm is the abundance of greenery in and around the city centre.Read more

The Origins of Stockholm: When, How, and Why Was it Founded?

Here at Trevl, we talk a lot about individual places you can visit in Stockholm. We often look at their history since the stories behind these places and people who shaped them help us understand why they turned out to be the way they did and why they are considered prominent or valuable. In this post, I take you all the way to the foundation of the Swedish capital and explain when Stockholm was founded, by whom, and why it happened in the first place. Read more

Portals in Stockholm’s Old Town

Portals or grand entrances to historical buildings are an interesting phenomenon. They are commonly overlooked when people pass around them but greatly appreciated when presented to travellers in all of their beauty in pictures and on social media. Since Trevl is all about showing you the overlooked and underappreciated places that are often right in front of you, I tell you more about portals in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla stan) in this post. In a few days, I am also going to publish a post on where to find the most interesting ones. Read more

Kastellhomen and Its Military History

After discovering a relatively small part of Kungsholmen in the last few posts, we come back to the historical parts of Stockholm. In the post on Stockholm City Hall, I told you that its design was partially inspired by 17th-century palaces. This time, we visit a place whose history actually dates back as long as…Read more

Kvarteret Krubban – A Diverse Historical Area in Östermalm, Stockholm

Recently at Trevl, you got to know Oscar’s Church (Oscars kyrka) located in the Östermalm district in Stockholm. The church which was meant to be as noble and exclusive as the entire neighbourhood around it right from the very beginning. We are not going far from the church in this post either. In fact, Kvarteret…Read more

Judarskogen Nature Preserve – Breath-taking Nature Directly In the City

From the very heart of Stockholm, we are moving to a wholly different part of the city in this post. While in a couple of previous posts we were looking at some of the eldest and most noble places around such as the Riddarholm Church, this time we go to nature. The place I tell…Read more