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

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

The Ultimate Guide to the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan): Part 2

In the second part of our Ultimate Guide to the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan), we explore the most beautiful places surrounding the oldest parts of the historical city centre. These 19 places include many noble palaces, bridges, one of the most impressive churches in Stockholm, and more. 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

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

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

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

Guide to Areas, Boroughs, Districts and Neighbourhoods in Stockholm

Orientation among the names and the division of the individual areas in Stockholm might be a challenge if you are not familiar with the city. It is only logical, though, that as a visitor or even a newcomer to the city you would like to know the best areas to stay, the most pleasant areas to visit, and what interesting places there are in each of the city parts.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