Stockholm © Mistervlad/
Stockholm © Mistervlad/


Big City Flair and Natural Idyll

Published: 14 September 2023, 16:50

The beauty of Stockholm lies in its contrasts. Here, historical splendour and modern innovation blend seamlessly. The winding streets of the enchanting old town of Gamla Stan tell stories of bygone times, while lively districts such as Södermalm or Norrmalm offer numerous opportunities to enjoy the diverse city life. A comprehensive cultural offering and world-famous museums such as the Vasa Museum also offer varied experiences.

Above all, however, its special location in the middle of the Baltic Sea makes Stockholm a unique travel destination. The world-famous Stockholm archipelago stretches in front of the city like a magical arch. This network of countless islands and bodies of water offers a wonderful backdrop for adventure and relaxation in equal measure.

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time difference: none
  • Population: 950,000
  • Official language: Swedish
  • Currency: Koruna (SEK)

Ten Highlights of Stockholm

Green Oases and Sea Views

Stockholm extends over 14 islands and peninsulas at the mouth of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. This special location gives the Swedish capital its characteristic charm and at the same time offers the opportunity to discover numerous natural paradises in and outside the city gates. Whether a trip to the archipelago or ice skating in the bay in the middle of the city – natural oases can be found everywhere.

Travel Tips for Natural Paradises in and around Stockholm

Stockholm from BER

Five travel tips for…

1. Immerse yourself in the world of Astrid Lindgren's characters in June

2. Marvel at a 300-year-old warship in the Vasa Museum

3. Conduct experiments at the Tom Tits Experiment Science Museum

4. Explore the archipelago by ferry or on a boat tour

5. Visit the huge indoor playground Leklandet

1. Try the classic: Swedish meatballs known as köttbullar

2. Enjoy kanelbullar (cinnamon rolls) with every coffee

3. Räksmörgås, a delicious shrimp and rye bread sandwich

4. Particularly filling: traditional pitepalt potato dumplings

5. Fish in all variations, from pickled herring to graved salmon

1. Enjoy the panoramic view of the old town and harbour from the Fjällgatan viewpoint

2. Walk along Monteliusvägen on the island of Södermalm with a view of Gamla Stan

3. View of Stockholm from the Kaknästornet TV tower

4. Look out over Stockholm and the archipelago from the Skyview gondolas

5. Södermalm hill in Högalidsparken park with views

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