Rosenbad: Swedish Government Symbol with a Rich History

Places, just like people, evolve over time. We could almost say that they live their own lives. These lives do not last fifty or a hundred years nor can they end in a blink of an eye. While we could go back in time essentially as long as we want to explore a place, we usually only think of a certain, fairly short period of time of which we have a detailed account. My main point is, places have not always been what they are today and the more of their story we know, the better.Read more

Royal College of Music in Stockholm: World’s Most Modern Art College?

My earlier post on 7 places where you can admire modern architecture in Stockholm is one of our most popular ones to date. I believe the structures that you can find in that post are worth getting to know better and for that reason, I bring you the story of one of the latest additions to Stockholm’s landscape. The campus of the Royal College of Music (Kungliga Musikhögskolan) on Valhallavägen is a truly fascinating place.Read more

Stefanskyrkan: The Simple Stone Church in Vanadislunden in Stockholm

Churches in Stockholm are a special category of historic sites all by themselves. You can literally spend days exploring them. Most importantly though, I am quite confident to say that you can do that without ever getting bored. The variety of styles, shapes, construction materials and stories of these places is so great that your biggest issue might be remembering to which church a particular story belongs.Read more

Hammarby Sjöstad: From Polluted Harbour to Eco-Friendly Role Model

Once upon a time, there was a dirty, polluted, and somewhat dangerous harbour just south of the inner city of Stockholm. Do not go looking for it just yet, though. Based on the description it might be pretty hard to find today. I have presented quite a few different faces of Stockholm on this blog already but in this post, it is time to discover yet another one, as beautiful and unique as always.Read more

English Church in Stockholm: The Same Building at a Different Place

What we attempt to do here at Trevl is tell you unique stories of places around us and that way help you realise that everyday places are more interesting than you thought. In this post, I bring you a true gem among stories of historical places in Stockholm. Seriously, parts of this story could hardly get any more exciting. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, and start from the beginning.Read more

Spökslottet: The Haunted Palace on Drottninggatan in Stockholm

Drottninggatan is one of Stockholm’s most well-known streets. However, there is a part of it which I do not think receives the attention it deserves. The two different worlds you can find on Drottninggatan are separated by Tegnérgatan. One of them is lively, full of people from all around the world seeking entertainment while the other is much calmer, perhaps better capturing the true nature of the city. Read more

Places of Interest: 8 School Palaces to See in Stockholm

In the previous story, I presented you the most interesting ‘school palaces’ in Stockholm. These are monumental school buildings constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century spread across the districts of Södermalm and Norrmalm. Also, they are some of my favourite, and likely most underrated, attractions to see in Stockholm. In this week’s issue of Places of Interest, I, therefore, show you where you can find these beautiful constructions and I hope that you will like them at least as much as I do.Read more

Strömsborg: Stockholm’s Smallest and Most Overlooked Island

Naturally, we tend to know places we see more often better than those that do not cross our sight frequently. However, it is also true that some places we might pass around almost daily, never really catch our attention enough for us to give them a second thought. The place that I tell you about in this post might easily fall into this category despite its central location in the Swedish capital. Some have even gone as far as to suggest that it is the least known of all islands forming the city of Stockholm.Read more

Kungsholms Church: One of the Oldest Central Plan Churches in Sweden

Just like essentially every part of Stockholm, the Kungsholmen island features a unique urban environment with some typical residential houses and numerous monumental public buildings. Some of these, such as Stockholm City Hall and Stockholm Court House, which I have already covered on our blog, are recognised even internationally for their ingenious architecture. In this post, though, we look at a building that has stood on the island long before the aforementioned ones.Read more

Places of Interest: 17th-Century Architecture in Stockholm’s Old Town

After I have shown you the most beautiful buildings from the 17th century in different parts of Stockholm in the previous two episodes of our series Places of Interest, now is the time to visit the most glorious of all historical areas in the Swedish capital. In this post, you will discover the prettiest and most monumental places there are to see in Stockholm’s Old Town that were built during the country’s most prosperous era.Read more