Stockholm - With a population of around one million, the capital of Sweden is the pulsating heart of the country and its cultural and social center. Stockholm looks back on a rich history spanning more than seven centuries. The city in the province of Stockholms Iän has also been the residence of the king since 1643.
Stockholm, Sweden’s capital - with its numerous islands - impressively combines the historic with the modern, creating an incomparable flair. Especially in the old town area you will find great and charming small city hotels as well as stylish accommodations for your stay in Stockholm.
Founded around 1252 by the Swedish regent Birger Jarl as a trading base of the Hanseatic League, the city grew steadily in the following decades! Today, Stockholm is a tolerant city with an inclusive society - an example of this is the Stockholm Pride festival, which attracts LGBTQ visitors from all over the world!
Stockholm is also known for its creative scene, especially in music, fashion and design. Design fans should therefore also visit Svenskt Tenn and Malmstenbutiken in Stockholm: two great design and fashion stores.
Stockholm is a cosmopolitan and diverse metropolis! The modern, urban culture of the Swedish capital is entirely in harmony with its centuries-old history and love of nature.
The city is spread over 14 islands in the Baltic Sea, which are connected by more than 50 bridges. That is why Stockholm likes to bear the affectionate nickname "Venice of the North". And there’s plenty for you to discover in the Swedish capital!
Top 10 sights, attractions and places to visit in Stockholm:
- Stockholm Castle
- Skyview Stockholm
- Nobel Museum
- Drottningholm Castle
- Stockholm City Museum
For culture lovers, Stockholm offers a cornucopia of cultural and historical institutions. One of them is the National Museum, with its impressive art collection, sculptures, paintings and stylish design pieces. The imposing building is located directly opposite Stockholm Castle.
And - you need to visit the ABBA-Museum. Thank you for the music.