Nicknamed “the City”, Norrmalm is considered the city center of Stockholm, the nerve center of business and commerce! From an aesthetic point of view, this district without much charm is made up of modern buildings built between 1950 and 1970. The central station T-Centralen and the bus station are both located in the east of Norrmalm, making the district a accessible crossroads which easily serves all other areas of the city. Note that a good part of Norrmalm is closed to traffic.
This lively district is a concentrate of shops for shopaholics. The main shopping avenues of Drottninggatan, Sveavägen, Hamngatan and Kungsträdgården are the main arteries and bring together both local brands and major international names in fashion. If you're looking for the best Swedish brands, head to Åhléns City and NK (Nordiska kompaniet) on Hamngatan, a national benchmark for fashion and design. Located nearby, MOOD Stockholm is a state-of-the-art shopping center with shops and restaurants.
To get away from the hustle and bustle, Kungsträdgården Park offers an ideal setting for enjoying an ice cream and enjoying the surrounding tranquility. In winter, this park becomes an ice rink popular with Swedes and in spring, the park colored by the thousands of pink cherry blossoms reveals its magical side! Gourmets will appreciate a detour to Hötorgshallen (the covered halls), a true temple of Swedish gastronomy. Every day, the adjacent square is adorned with a thousand colors with the largest market in the city (fruits, vegetables, flowers). The latter gives way to a flea market on Sundays.
Step into the prestigious world of extravagant Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, a rich heiress of the late 19th century. This aristocrat built his palace with an unlimited budget to house his luxurious collection of works of art and unique items: Gobelins tapestry, Steinway piano, paintings of the Flemish school of the 16th and 17th century but earthenware, silverware, jewelry. An impressively rich collection!
St Jakobs Kyrka is one of the most remarkable churches and the oldest outside of Stockholm old town and Riddarholmen. Located just across from the Royal Palace, it stands in the same place since the sixteenth century. Its unique red color makes it perhaps the most eclectic church in the city.
With fascinating collections from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, the Roman Empire and the Middle East, the Medelhavsmuseet is the leading archaeological museum of Mediterranean cultures in Sweden. Travel through 7,000 years of Egyptian history and discover the civilizations established along the Nile. Let yourself be guided through history by stories, films and digital technology. The Bagdad Café offers a breathtaking view of the Royal Palace. Museum shop. Free admission.
The Kungliga Operan has been the premier Swedish national venue for opera and ballet performances since January 18, 1773. You can visit the Kungliga Operan as a spectator during one of the performances or take a guided tour. During the tour you will have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, visit the Royal Halls and see the Orchestra Pit. Discover the fascinating history of Kungliga Operan! The Opera restaurant is an institution opened in 1905 where artists, intellectuals and businessmen come together to come to the Opera. The interior is a blend of Art Nouveau style with the ambience of a gentlemen's club.
Standing in the middle of the district in front of the famous Sergelfontänen fountain, the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern is the artistic and cultural center of Stockholm. This imposing multi-storey building is a true cultural institution for all ages: theater performances, exhibitions, libraries, seminars, events, restaurants and cafes. It is a popular meeting place during the day. At night, the illuminated square is particularly pretty to look at!
Located on Hötorget, in the heart of Stockholm, this concert hall is a Swedish architectural masterpiece in neoclassical style, specially designed in 1936 to host the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It is in this fabulous concert venue that the Nobel Prize-giving ceremony is held every year. During the summer season, guided tours, exhibitions and mini-concerts are regularly organized.
A true showcase for the collection of works of art accumulated by the royal family over the centuries, this sublime museum was founded in 1792 under the name of Konglig Museum. Located on the Blasieholmen peninsula, the current building combines the styles of Florentine and Venetian Renaissance architecture. Opened to the public in 1866, the building was designed by Friedrich August Stüler. Dedicated to the art of the 16th century to the 20th century with some showcasing contemporary design, it contains nearly half a million drawings dating from the years 1500 to 1900, a collection of porcelain objects, paintings, sculptures, as well as works of modern art. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful museums in Europe for the richness of its collections!
Notice to shopping enthusiasts! Åhléns City is one of the biggest stores in Sweden, a giant showcase of the best Swedish and international brands in the fields of fashion, design and beauty!
This large, spacious and uncluttered covered shopping arcade brings together more than 80 stores under one roof, with cafes, restaurants and major gourmet brands!
Located on Regeringsgatan between the shopping districts of Hamngatan and Bibliotekstan, this is a brand new shopping center focused on fashion and design. Mood offers very exclusive boutiques like Rodebjer and Posh Living, as well as famous international brands recently established in Sweden, like Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco. It has many restaurants like Boqueria, Vigårda, EAT to eat.
Traditional department store established in 1915, the NK is Stockholm's most luxurious. In its galleries, you will find a compendium of the best Swedish and international articles: fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, ceramics, design, fine food and much more.