What to see in Stockholm

22 must see places

Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan

The heart of Stockholm is its Old Town, Gamla Stan in Swedish. The medieval streets with Nordic souvenirs on every corner and classic Swedish restaurants will completely absorb you. Gamla Stan is largely located on the island of Stadsholmen right in the middle of Stockholm. [btn "Choose a hotel in central Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-gamla-stan] You can walk the entire Old Town in…

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Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Palace

The official residence and main seat of the Swedish kings is located on the northern edge of Gamla Stan Island in the centre of Stockholm. The simple yet monumental building attracts attention even when viewed from the opposite quay, Blasieholmen. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-kralovsky-palac] Kungliga Slottet, as the castle is called in Swedish, is…

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Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm City Hall

Town Hall, Lookout

When wandering around the city, don't miss Stockholm City Hall, the red-brick landmark of the city, which is interesting because, among other things, the new Nobel Prize winners are announced in its Blue Hall every year on 10 December. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-radnice] Discover this beautiful and interesting building and visit it from the inside. …

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View from Mariaberget
Monteliusvägen (Mariaberget)

Park, Lookout

Monteliusvägen is a short trail through the hills of Södermalm Island, offering stunning views of the whole of Stockholm. [btn "Find a hotel with a view of Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-mariaberget] The walking path leads through a small park in the Mariaberget district, whose name is often used in various guidebooks as the name of the Monteliusvägen viewpoint. The best view of…

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Riddarholm Church
Riddarholm Church

Church

Riddarholm Church is located close to Gamla Stan on the island of Riddarholm and is the final resting place of the Swedish kings. The 90-metre high tower, together with the German Church (96 metres) and Stockholm City Hall (106 metres), dominates the historic centre and appears on many postcards and promotional material. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm…

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Djurgarden
Djurgården

Museum, Skanzen, Island, Park, Amusement park

One of Stockholm's largest islands, Djurgården, is often referred to as a "museum island" because it has several important - often world-class - museums. But not only that. Djurgården is also home to Stockholm's largest amusement park, as well as vast parks and forests where many locals head for walks after work or on weekends. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p…

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Drottingholm
Drottningholm Palace

Palace

You can also venture outside the centre of Stockholm and don't miss a visit to the royal castle Drottningholm, located on the island of Lovön, about 10 km from Gamla Stan. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-drottingholm] Drottningholm Palace was completed in 1699 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best preserved castle of this period in Sweden. Today,…

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Storkyrkan
Storkyrkan

Cathedral

St Nicholas Cathedral is currently the main cathedral church of the Church of Sweden. It is one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, and although it is not equal in size to the more famous Riddarholm Church or the German Church, it is at least equal to them in importance. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-storkyrkan] The construction of the five-nave basilica…

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Nobel Museum
Nobel Prize Museum

Museum

The Nobel Prize is an annual award for major scientific discoveries, technical advances or outstanding contributions to society in the field of peace or literature. It has been awarded since 1901 following the wishes expressed in the will of Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel. One of the most visited museums in Sweden is dedicated to the history of the Nobel Prize, the most important discoveries and all the laureates. [btn "The 10 best hotels in…

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Vasa Museum
Vasa Museum

Museum

The Vasa Maritime Museum is one of many on the island of Djurgården and one of the most visited in Scandinavia. It gets its name from the central exhibit that takes up most of the museum's interior - the Vasa warship from the Vasa dynasty. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-skansen] The giant ship across the museum As soon as you enter the main hall of the…

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Götgatan
Götgatan

Shopping class

From the centre of Gamla Stan, walk or take the metro 1 stop to Södermalm Island and stroll along the main street Götgatan and its surroundings. The district between Slussen and Medborgarplatsen Square is one of the liveliest in all of Stockholm. [btn "Choose a hotel in central Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-gotgatan] Bars, pubs and cafes Södermalm is more local, unlike Gamla Stan.…

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Hötorgshallen
Hötorgshallen

Market

A particularly popular place for tourists and Stockholmers alike is the market hall right in the centre called Hötorgshallen. [btn "Choose a hotel in central Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-hotorgshallen] Stop here to soak up some authentic Swedish cuisine. You won't find many opportunities like this in Stockholm, as typical Swedish restaurants are at a minimum in the city. Taste the…

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The open-air museum
Skansen

Museum, Skanzen, Zoo

Visit the island of Djurgården to the oldest open-air museum in the world, which is also one of the largest. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-skansen] The museum, simply called Skansen, already gives a hint of what to expect. Wander the 75-acre site and discover how life was lived in Sweden and the Nordic countries in the days before the Industrial Revolution…

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ABBA The Museum

Museum

Probably few readers have never heard the famous songs from the 70s and 80s of the legendary Swedish music group ABBA. The band may have broken up in 1982, but the songs and their history still survive in Stockholm's famous ABBA Museum. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-abba] Stockholm is the city where this famous band formed in the 1970s and began their…

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German church
German church

Church

The tower of St. Gertrude's Church, better known as the German Church, is one of the main landmarks of historic Stockholm with a height of 96 metres. Viewed from the vantage point, it forms the Old Town skyline together with the tower of Riddarholm Church and Stockholm City Hall. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-nemecky-kostel] The Gothic-Baroque church as…

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Riksdaghuset
Riksdaghuset

Parliament

The beautiful parliament building, known in Swedish as the "Riksdaghuset", is located on the small island of Helgeandsholmen near the centre of Gamla Stan. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-riksdaghuset] The sprawling building was built between 1897 and 1095 in an ornate neoclassical style. But it's the monumental Baroque gates that draw the public into the…

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Katrina Elevator
Katarina Elevator

Lookout

The Katarina Elevator is an interesting technical structure that rises on the other side of the bridge directly above the centre of Gamla Stan. The name is a bit misleading, however, as the elevator is closed for a long time, so you will have to walk, but the view is worth it. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-katarina] The view and the upscale restaurants …

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Ericsson Globe
Globe Arena

Modern Building, Lookout, Sports hall

Globe is a multi-purpose arena and the home stadium of the Swedish national ice hockey team in Globen City. Apart from sports enthusiasts, it should be seen by architecture fans as it is the largest hemispherical structure in the world. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-globe] The hall is continuously renamed depending on who the current sponsor is. It is…

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Nordiska Museet
Nordic Museum

Museum

Nordiska museet is the largest museum on Stockholm's Djurgården island and one of the largest and most important in Sweden. The museum traces Swedish cultural history and ethnography, with overlap to all other Nordic countries. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-nordiska-museet] Visitors will be impressed by the lavish building from 1907, which is itself one…

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Photographic
Fotografiska

Museum

Fotografiska is a very popular museum of contemporary photography, art and culture and is located in two locations in Stockholm. The institution also has branches in New York, Berlin and Tallinn, Estonia. What will you see at the museum? The museum is connected to the gallery and the permanent exhibition on the history of photography, both technically and artistically, is complemented by frequent temporary exhibitions on specific themes. The…

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Gröna Lund
Gröna Lund

Amusement park

Gröna Lund, mainly known among the locals as "Grönan", is a popular amusement park on the island of Djurgården. [btn " Top 10 hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-grona-lund] Due to its location on the shore of a fairly densely built-up island, the park has limited development opportunities and is relatively small compared to other well-known European theme parks. However, this…

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Hagaparken
Hagaparken

Park

Stockholm's vast and ubiquitous parks are inseparable from the city. The most famous is probably Hagaparken, a huge green area with forests and lakes that invites you to spend an afternoon here in sunny weather. [btn " Top 10 hotels in Stockholm" https://www.booking.com/city/se/stockholm.cs.html?aid=2380460;label=p-stockholm-hagaparken] Hagaparken covers an area of 144 hectares in the suburb of Solna, north of Stockholm. It attracts visitors…

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