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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Globen

    Globe for every occasion
    Yes, it looks like a sphere from outside. The inside is something special. Founded in 1989, the Stockholm Globe has become a landmark in the city. With a diameter of 110 metres and a volume of 600,000 cubic metres, it is the largest hemispherical building in the world. And what a sphere it is! Whether it's a Bruce Springsteen concert with 16,000 attendees, a Catholic mass with the Pope, or the king's birthday celebration, the Stockholm Globe has become a multi-functional event sphere.
    Globentorget 2
    12127 Stockholm
    +46 776 22 01 20
    globearenas.se
  • City Hall

    City landmark
    The city hall is an integral part of the urban landscape of Stockholm and deserves a place in every photo album. Called the Stadshuset in Swedish, it's the city landmark and the Swedes themselves named it the most beautiful building in the nation. Every year the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place at the city hall. You can also view the city parliamentarians at work when important laws are being voted on. The Blå hallen or Blue Hall and the Gyllene salen or Golden Hall can only be viewed as part of an organised tour. The tour is worth taking, though.
    Ragnar Östbergs Plan 1
    11220 Stockholm
    +46 8 50 82 90 00
    international.stockholm.se
  • Gröna Lunds Tivoli

    Amusement and event park
    The Gröna Lunds Tivoli is more than a typical funfair. Ideally located on Djurgården with a fantastic view over the water, this alone is worth the visit. Whether you prefer action and rides on one of the many rollercoasters or a concert, you'll have a great time here. The open-air stage hosts everything from percussionist groups to local rock stars and lesser known bands. Of course, Gröna Lunds Tivoli is a paradise for the little ones.
    Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9
    115 21 Stockholm
    +46 8 587 501 00
    gronalund.com
  • Drottningholm Palace

    Royal eye-catcher
    Time for a quick visit to the royal family? Then you're off to Drottningholm Palace, the permanent residence of the Swedish royals since 1981. The beautiful, romantically landscaped gardens are also a good reason for a day trip. The palace theatre, built in the 18th century and still preserved in its entirety, is also a feast for the eyes. The park also features the pleasure palace Kina, built in 1753 in the Chinese style. The palace and its environs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    17802 Drottningholm
    +46 8 402 62 80
    kungahuset.se
  • Old Town

    Simply stroll along
    The old town, called Gamla Stan, is the heart of Stockholm. It's a labyrinth of winding lanes, some no more than 90 cm wide. Whether you stroll along the city's Fifth Avenue, known as the Västerlånggatan, or visit one of the many sight, it's easy to spend your time in the Old Town. Some of the best known sights include the palace, the Tyska Kyrkan (German Church) and the Storkyrkan (Large Church).
  • Kaknästornet

    Top view
    At 155 m with 34 floors, the Kaknästornet is the tallest building in Scandinavia. It was built as a broadcasting tower for radio and television in Sweden, a function it still serves today. Nowadays, however, both locals and tourists swarm to this hot spot for the amazing panorama and overview of the city and the islands. There's no better place for it. When the weather is good, you can see up to 60 km. Gorgeous!
    Mörka Kroken 28-30
    11527 Stockholm
    +46 8 667 21 80
    kaknastornet.se
  • Boat ride

    Sightseeing from the water
    Since Stockholm is built on islands, a boat ride is perfect for getting an overview. Under Stockholms Broar (Under the Bridges of Stockholm), Djurgården Runt (Royal Canal Tour), Kungsholmen Runt (Historic Canal Tour) and the early Good Morning Stockholm tour all offer different ways of gaining a fantastic impression of this city from the water. The tours take anywhere from 50 minutes to 2 ½ hours. Most guided tours are held in Swedish and English.
    +46 8 120 040 00
    stromma.se
  • Chocklad & Lakrits

    For liquorice fans
    Choklad & Lakrits is the store in Stockholm for liquorice and chocolate. One thing very special about this enchanting shop is that they carry top chocolates from around the world in addition to liquorice. Give the liquorice and strawberry-flavoured lip balm a try. Even if liquorice isn't your cup of tea, this shop could make you a fan. And if you haven't had enough, they offer seminars on chocolate and liquorice.
    Fridhemsgatan 53
    112 46 Stockholm
    +46 8 21 02 10
  • Svenskt Tenn

    Beautiful furniture
    Swedish design is considered some of the best in the world. If you're drawn to gorgeous craftsmanship, you'll have trouble not finding it in Stockholm. There are so many lovely shops and boutiques. One of them is Svenskt Tenn. The store has been offering furniture since 1925. Modern pieces with floral design, like Josef Frank, are so beautiful, you'll want to take them home with you immediately.
    Strandvägen 5
    114 51 Stockholm
    +46 8 670 16 00
    svenskttenn.se
  • Coctail

    Funny souvenirs
    The boutique Coctail looks a little like a dollhouse. Everything is in its place, chosen and presented with loving care. It's simply charming. From colourful salad utensils to tins bearing a Red Riding Hood motif and funny watches, the store offers a potpourri of funny articles. It's a joy to browse here. You're guaranteed to find the right souvenir at Coctail, be it gift wrap, mushroom-shaped lamps or floral garlands.
    Skånegatan 71
    116 35 Stockholm
    +46 8 642 07 41
    http://www.coctail.nu/in-english.html
  • David Design

    Concept-Store
    David Design considers itself a «lifestyle concept shop». They offer furniture, clothing, books and accessories, all by Scandinavian designers. A little bar invites shopper to relax and enjoy an espresso to chill-out sounds. The best part is that all products are available at moderate prices.
    Rosenlundsgatan 38F
    118 53 Stockholm
    +46 42 450 25 16
    david.se
  • Grandpa

    Everything trendy
    Grandpa is one of the best addresses for finding the retro look. Fans of vintage fashion and furniture are in the right place. It's a snap to throw together a cool, new, trendy outfit at Grandpa. Both women and men will find whatever their hearts desire here. And if you're looking for casual pillows printed with cute photos to go with your casual clothes, they also have them. Add the blue headphones and an unusual accessory and you have the makings of an unforgettable purchase.
    Södermannagatan 21
    116 40 Stockholm
    +46 8 643 60 80
    grandpa.se
  • Tjallamalla

    Everything for the perfect outfit
    Anne Nortenius once worked with the Swedish fashion chain H&M. Now she has her own boutique in the trendy district of Södermalm. There's nothing off the rack here. If you're hip and looking for the hippest, Tjallamalla is the place. The designers behind this label are mostly Swedish, young and hardly known. This is another reason why there's nothing boring about these pieces. Tjallamalla also carries bags, jewellery and accessories.
    Folkungagatan 86
    11622 Stockholm
    +46 8 640 78 47
  • Monki

    Shopping mecca
    If you love humorous designs, snazzy patterns and unusual cuts, Monki is the place for you. The store is a mecca for fashionistas. They carry colourful woollen trousers, coats, coloured belts and special underclothes. It's all asymmetrical, and often oversized. There are also jeans, T-shirts and shoes, not to mention the important little items in life: books, calendars, bags and bowls. Shopping is a blast at Monki. Teenagers often get their outfits here.
    Götgatan 78
    118 30 Stockholm
    +46 8 640 15 75
    http://www.monki.com/gb/About/Store_locator
  • Mangle Vintage

    Charming boutique
    This adorable little shop sits on a hill in the IN quarter of Södermalm. Mangle Vintage carries all kinds stuff for women and men, split right down the middle. You'll find hats, belts, shoes and pullovers next to sunglasses, braces and silk handkerchiefs. It's a wonderful shop where guests notice right away that everything was done with affection and attention.
    Götgatan 37
    11821 Stockholm
    +46 8 642 17 00
  • Paul & Friends

    Shoe paradise
    Paul & Friends have everything the hearts – and feet – of shoe lovers could want. They carry beautiful shoes by Prada, Helmut Lang, Pucci, Allesandro del’Aqua and many other designers. If you come out of your shopping spree with enough change in your purse for accessories, like sunglasses, you won't be disappointed by the selection.
    Hamngatan 18-20
    11177 Stockholm
    +46 8 726 83 30
    paul-friends.com
  • Moderna Museet

    Modern art
    Moderna Museet on the island of Skeppsholmen exhibits some pretty obscure objects from both unknown contemporary artists and world stars like Warhol, Duchamp and Richter. It also houses a photo library, a bookstore and a restaurant with a gorgeous view. Star architect Rafael Moreno renovated the building at the end of the 90s, making it even more attractive.
    Slupskjulsvägen 7-9
    10327 Stockholm
    +46 8 5202 3500
    modernamuseet.se
  • Berwaldhallen

    Classical music
    Next to the Konserthuset, the Berwaldhallen is one of the most important venues for classical music in Stockholm. The six-sided concert hall seats 1,300 and is mainly used by the internationally renowned Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir. If you'd like to see a concert, make sure purchase tickets early.
    Dag Hammarskjölds väg 3
    115 27 Stockholm
    +46 8 784 18 00
    berwaldhallen.se
  • Skansen

    Oldest outdoor museum
    Skansen, the world's first open-air museum, was founded in 1891. It's also one of the largest, covering 300,000 square metres. Lastly, it's one of the most beautiful museums, assuming you're keen on Swedish Romantic. Think of little rust-coloured houses and storytellers like Astrid Lindgren and Carl Larsson. Homes and other buildings are shipped from across Sweden for display here. Nordic fauna is also represented by wolfs, elks, foxes and bears.
    Djurgårdsslätten 49-51
    11593 Stockholm
    +46 8 442 80 00
    skansen.se
  • ABBA Museum

    The world of the pop legends
    ABBA, the music legends from Sweden. Agneta, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid thrilled fans in their glittering costumes and plateau shoes from 1972 until 1983 with worldwide hits like Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Take A Chance On Me. The quartet wrote pop music history and they still sell thousands of albums daily. Now Stockholm has an ABBA museum. On display are the glorious costumes, concert photos, interviews and much more. Once in the building you'll have the option of singing with a hologram of ABBA or having a digital stage costume projected onto your body, say one of Anni-Frid's or Agneta's. Simply supertrouper!
    Djurgårdsvägen 68
    Stockholm
    +46 8 121 32860
    abbathemuseum.com
  • Fotografiska

    Photos en masse
    Photography fans take note: The Fotografiska is not to be missed by anyone who likes photography. The museum is a major meeting point for modern photography around the world. Each year, they show four one-of-a-kind main exhibits and about 20 smaller ones. There is also a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant and a photo gallery. And what's more, the bar on the top floor has a fantastic view over Stockholm.
    Stadsgårdshamnen 22
    11645 Stockholm
    +46 8 509 00 500
    fotografiska.eu

LOCAL TIP

The city of Stockholm itself is simply great. However, if you're thinking of an outing, consider Uppsala. It's only one hour away from Stockholm and easy to reach by train. Uppsala in a little university city with a very inviting atmosphere. The whole place is really laid back and easy-going. There are plenty of parks and cafés for spending your time. Totally relaxing!

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