Stockholm’s Art Around Its Fourteen Islands

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Art Destination Stockholm   Don’t be surprised if you find yourself liking Stockholm quite a bit after your first visit. The city will do its best to impress you with its beauty and laid-back sophistication. If you’re the slightest interested in art, Stockholm will turn out to be your perfect host. Swedes in general are well travelled in the world … Read More

Stockholm’s Norrmalm – The Heart of the Capital

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  Norrmalm – The Heart of Stockholm If ‘Gamla Stan’ is the perfect spot for satisfying your architectural senses, you shouldn’t expect the same of the most central of all Stockholm districts: Norrmalm. A big part of the district has been bulldozed down in the nineteen fifties and sixties and the new buildings raised don’t necessarily work well as eye … Read More

Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts

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Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts   # THE LOG ISLAND The name of Stockholm literally speaking means the log island – log in Swedish is “stock”, while “holm” means, obviously, island. Legend has it that when Sigtuna – the old capital of what started to be referred to as Sweden – got into problems with bandit gangs attacking it, the … Read More

Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History

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  Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History   Many guidebooks will recommend you to start your Stockholm explorations in the heart of the city, in the Old Town: ‘Gamla Stan’. Given that it was here that the history of the current Swedish capital started, it’s a very logical recommendation. The only problem with this advice is that every single … Read More

Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town

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. Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town   There’s one central Stockholm borough with a more upscale reputation than all others combined: Östermalm. It’s not so strange: it’s here the Swedish royalties are hanging out in their youth, living the high life in the bars and clubs in this area with their friends. But the area is certainly … Read More