Royal Castle of Stockholm

The Royal Castle Kungliga Slottet was built on a fortressbuilt 1190 at the northern end of Gamla Stan. The castle, also called "Tre Kronor" Three Crowns, was built by Gustav Wasa in the 16th century. The castle is the most famous sight of Sockholm. The palace is used by the royal family as an office and for representative occasions.

The Stockholm Palace has a square floor plan with a large courtyard. The building was designed by court architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger from 1690 until 1750. The baroque building does not have a uniform facade, the gates to the inner courtyard are richly decorated, while the rest of the building remains rather simple. In front of the west facade, semicircular outbuildings form a square where the changing of the guard takes place. The changing of the guard is a tourist attraction of Stockholm, which attracts crowds of visitors every day at 12:15.



Gamla Stan

The old town of Stockholm called "Gamla Stan" is located on the island of Stadsholmen. A timber transshipment point was created in 1180 from which the city of Stockholm developed. Galma Stan is very well preserved and mostly traffic-calmed. There are many old shops, bakeries and restaurants. The old town captivates with pretty, colorful houses and narrow cobbled streets. Västerlanggatan is the main street of Gamla Stan with many shops. There is a lot going on here, but it is also very touristy. In the smaller side streets, you can experience the medieval city in tranquility.




Tyska Kyrkan

The German Church "St Gertrude" is located in the old town of Gamla Stan. The 96 m high bell tower is the tallest building in "Gamla Stan". The German community was created by the merchants of the "Hanseatic League" and was founded in 1571. The church was originally the Guildhall of the "Hanseatic League" and was later used as a church. The steeple of Berlin architect Raschdorff was built in 1879.




Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall built in 1923 is prominently located on the eastern corner of Kungsholmen Island. The tower of the building is 106 m high, with the Three Crowns towering at the top. The Stadthuset was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg. The interiors are covered with ornate mosaics. Stockholm City Hall is world famous because the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place here in the "Blue Hall". However, the Nobel Prize is awarded in the Konserthus at Hötorget.

Stockholm City Hall has a covered courtyard and an open courtyard. The building in the national-historical style incorporates elements from different eras. The "Golden Hall" with gold leaf mosaics and the Prince Gallery with the fresco "The city by the water" by Prince Eugen are famous. The facade is most beautifully designed towards the water. There is a square with two sculptures by Carl Eldh and a column with the freedom fighter Engelbrecht by Christian Eriksson.


Ragnar Östbergs Plan 1


Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern

The Royal National Theater "Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern" also called "Dramaten", was built in 1908 in Art Deco style. The architect was the Swedish Fredrik Lilljekvist. The marble facade is decorated with works of Carl Milles and Carl Larsson.





The "Saluhall" is the most beautiful market hall of Stockholm. There are typical Swedish delicacies, such as "Smørrebrød" and "Kanelbulle", as well as all kinds of seafood. No bargain, but you are only once in Sweden. 




The Swedish Parliament meets in Riksdagshuset, built in 1905 on the small island of Helgeandsholmen to the north of Gamla Stan. The neo-baroque Riksdagshuset was designed by architect Aron Johansson. At that time it housed two chambers and the Swedish Reichsbank. The parliament building was rebuilt in 1983 because only one large plenary hall was needed. The Reichsbank got its own building near Sergels torg.





Artur Hazelius founded Skansen as the first open air museum of the world in 1891. In addition to old Swedish wooden houses and windmills you can discover the wildlife of Scandinavia, with bears and elks and other animals of the north. Skansen is one of the top attractions of Stockholm.


Skansen, Djurgarden



The Cirkus is a large event hall with restaurant in Djurgarden built in 1892. With its thin supports, the room looks from inside like a circus tent.


Djurgardsslätten 43-45



Waldemarsudde was the residence of Prince Eugen, who lived here until 1947. The prince was a very good landscape painter and art collector. The location of the 1905 built property is beautiful.


Prins Eugens Väg 6, Djurgården


Sergels Torg

Sergels Torg is Stockholm's modern city center, home of the largest subway hub. Most of the shopping streets meet at this square. Johan Tobias Sergel was a famous Swedish sculptor who had his studio here. The simple urban space exudes the charm of the 1950s.


Sergels Torg


Gröna Lunds Tivoli

The amusement park Gröna Lund was founded in 1883 by the German Jacob Schultheiss and remained until 2001 in family possession. About 1.5 million visitors come to the amusement park every year.




Kungliga Operan

In the Royal Opera House "Kungliga Operan", shows operas of course, but there are also many ballet performances. The neoclassical building by Axel Anderberg dates back to 1898.


Gustav Adolfs Torg


Jakobs Kyrkan

Construction of the eye-catching, red church with a green copper roof started in 1580, after the previous building was demolished in 1430. The church dedicated to St. James was completed in 1642. The Jakobs Kyrkan is located at Kungsträdgarden.


Jakobs Torg


NK Nordiska Kompaniet

The Nordiska Kompaniet was created in 1902 by the merger of two trading houses. Following the example of the KaDeWe in Berlin, the department store was opened in 1915. In 2003, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh was murdered here.


Hamngatan 18-20


Central Station

Stockholm Central Station was opened in 1871 with 5 tracks on the western edge of Norrmalm. Sweden's largest train station was later expanded to 18 tracks. The Central Station is a traffic junction with underground and regional train stations. Many parts of the Swedish capital can be reached quickly from the Central Station. Almost all of Stockholm's sights are within walking distance from the train station.

From the Central Station you can get to Gothenburg in around 3 hours by high speed train. The journey by high-speed train to Malmö takes around 4:20.




Map sights in Stockholm


Travel Guide Stockholm

Welcome to Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and with around 900,000 inhabitants also the largest city in the country. The old town "Gamla Stan" is located on an island, the city center is north of the old town on the mainland. Stockholm lies on the edge of the "Skärgarden" (archipelago), a collection of 24,000 small rocky islands. In addition to the old town and the city center, you should definitely visit Djurgarden with the "Skansen" open-air museum. The Drottnigholm Castle and Hagaparken are also among the top attractions.