This peaceful residential area where life is good has five districts: Stadshagen, Kristineberg, Marieberg, Kungsholmen and Fredhäll accessible by 8 bridges arranged around the island. It is home to a large number of government institutions, the most impressive of which is the Town Hall, which dominates the Stockholm skyline. Far from the tourist influx, this pleasant district can be explored on foot in half a day. Here you will find excellent restaurants, lively bars and cafes, especially along Hantverkargatan and Fleminggatan.
On Norrmälarstrand Street, a short stroll along the tree-lined quay offers stunning views over Södermalm and the boats sailing on the lake. You can go around the island following a route frequented by locals who come to walk, play sports, relax and have a good time together by the water before enjoying a fika or brunch in a the many cafes and restaurants in the area.
During the summer season, locals enjoy the joys of swimming on the banks of the large Rålambshovsparken Park, a popular gathering place. In the fall, the park is adorned with spectacular colors to delight the eyes!
Opened in 1923, the Town Hall is a monumental work by Swedish architect Ragnar Östberg made in an original style that combines Italian Baroque and National Romanticism. Built in red bricks, this building is distinguished by its large square tower 106m high and with three crowns. Inside, the administrative offices of the city of Stockholm are next to the gala and meeting rooms, used in particular to welcome Nobel Prize winners. In summer, the public is invited to climb to the top of the tower (the Stadshustornet) to admire a splendid 360° panorama of the city. Guided tours are organized daily to discover the interior of the town hall.
If you are looking for a picturesque place for a relaxing afternoon, Rålambshovsparken Park is sure to appeal to you. Rålambshovsparken is a very popular park among locals who come here alone, with friends or with family to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, like playing football, running and picnicking. The park offers a beautiful view of the Town Hall and Gamla Stan. A bridge connects the park to the island of Södermalm.
If you are looking for a chic and cozy place with a view of the banks, do not miss this address. In summer, the terrace invites contemplation. Inside, the vintage fireplace, oversized sofas, excellent cocktails and quality service are the greatest assets of this restaurant ideally located for a gourmet break!
Located in an elegant royal building built in the 1600s, Riddar Huset, meaning "House of Nobility", is a palace and organization exclusively designed for nobles in Sweden. Its aim is to preserve Swedish history and heritage. The main sections of this building are the great hall, the hall of the antes and the reception hall.
Opening hours: 11h00-12h00 every day
Smedsuddsbadet is a nice little beach located right next to Rålambshov Park. It is popular with the locals, especially those who enjoy swimming and basking in the sun.
Located right next to Rådhuset metro station is the imposing Stockholms Rådhus building, the hub of Stockholm's legal system, the courthouse. In addition to letting you learn about the Swedish legal system, the architecture and perspective of the courthouse is also appealing. The building was designed under the influence of romantic architectural styles and the style of the castles of the Vasa era with a Scandinavian touch.