Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since May 2012
Historic Walking Areas, Islands, Neighbourhoods
Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Historic Sites, Speciality Museums
Castles, History Museums
Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Without asking too many questions or reading much about this quirky museum, I bought my ticket and went. Unlike many other galleries this museum centers on one unique item: a recovered Viking ship, restored almost entirely to its original state. Although I wouldn't describe myself as a naval or marine history enthusiast, a relic of such size in all its meticulous details did make an impression and it definitely gave me an insight into an important part of Swedish history.
This is a great museum, with an extended collection, and it gives visitors a very good glimpse into medieval life in Stockholm. Plus, admission is free!
Your camera will simply love this part of Stockholm! The buildings in pastel colors, the narrow and cobbled streets, and the pencil-lined windows... it really feels like walking through the illustrated pages of a Nordic fairytale book. Allow plenty of time to explore and lose yourself a little.
I found this beautiful church whilst walking through the picturesque Gamla Stan and was very taken by it. It was built in the 16th century by German Merchants, hence its name. The exterior is mainly red brick, while its interiors are gilded with beautiful stained-glass windows.
The absolute and uncontested highlight of every Stockholm visit is Fotografiska. The gallery building itself is stunning, and its roof cafe offers a unique view of the city. It's always curated with style, with great attention paid to the lighting in particular, intensifying the visual effect of whatever the current photography exhibition may be. The last time I visited, the Anders Petersen exhibition was on and I simply adored it.
If you love Strindberg and his dramas, this will be a very emotional visit. The museum is located in the very house where the author spent the last four years of his life. His major works are collected here and you will find many objects that once belonged to him. As you walk through the rooms, sound recordings accompany you, which narrate the last scenes and events in Strindberg's life; an incredibly touching sonic experience.
After visiting museums and lots of walking through the city center, a canal tour is the perfect way to discover other parts of the city, and experience Stockholm from an entirely different perspective. It's also a handy thing to do, should you not have much time on your hands.
This place is famous for its beer selection, and a good spot to pause after admiring the historical building and browsing the shops that line Hornsgatan. The prices are reasonable, the music is good, and it has a great atmosphere.
The Swedish Royal Palace is an impressive baroque building, and visitors can explore its royal apartments and the treasury in the company of a guide — a very informative and interesting tour.
Although the exterior may look rather stern, the interior of the Stockholm Cathedral is beautifully decorated with elegant royal pews and ceilings. The sculpture of St George defeating the dragon stands out as its most appealing piece.
Fargfabriken is one of Europe's most progressive galleries of contemporary art. Its conceptual exhibitions vary throughout the year, featuring a diverse range of innovative works, while the annual program includes music concerts as well as performances and talks.
There's no sweeter way to end a day in Stockholm than with a delicious cherry tart and well-brewed cup of tea at Sundbergs. Cozy inside, with wooden floors and 18th century-inspired decor, your eyes will soon be drawn to the exquisite range of inviting cakes on display. All look appetizing, and add to the glamor of the place, with their beautiful multi-colored shapes. Whichever one you choose, you're unlikely to be disappointed here.