Gliding around this ice-skating rink in the middle of the city is a must for many winter visitors to Stockholm. The rink is free and open to all. It is open in the winter season (weather permitting). Get more info here (in Swedish). (Text: Visitstockholm.com)
Kungliga Operan has been the Swedish national venue for opera and ballet since January 18, 1773. You can visit Kungliga Operan as a member of the audience at one of the performances or take a guided tour. On the tour, you will have the opportunity to look backstage, visit the royal rooms, and peer down into the orchestra pit. Learn about the fascinating history of Kungliga Operan and get a glimpse of what backstage life is like today. (text: Visitstockholm.com)
With fascinating collections from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is Sweden´s main archaeological museum of Mediterranean cultures. Come on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history, and meet the people who lived alongside the Nile. Stories, films, and digital technology will guide you through history and down into the burial chamber. Bagdad Café offers an amazing view of the Royal Palace. Museum shop. Free entry. (text: Visitstockholm.com)
Stockholm Central Station (Swedish: Stockholms centralstation) is a railway station in Stockholm, Sweden. It is situated in the district of Norrmalm at Vasagatan/Central Plan. The station opened on 18 July 1871 and it had over 200,000 visitors daily, of which about 170,000 were travellers (105,000 with commuter trains, 25,000 with Arlanda Express and 40,000 with other trains), until 10 July 2017 when the local commuter trains started to call at the Stockholm City Station which is located under the central station.
In front of the central station stands a statue of Nils Ericson.
The station was built between 1867 and 1871 with Adolf W. Edelsvärd as the architect. Until 1925 the tracks led into the station but during a renovation 1925-1927 the tracks were moved to the west and the former track hall was converted into a 119 meter long, 28 meter wide and 13 meter high waiting hall. During the renovation the station was extended to the south through the construction of the southern pavilion. This part of the station currently houses a conference facility. Next to the conference facility is the Royal waiting hall where the Royal Family waits when travelling by train.
In 1951 the facade towards Vasagatan was changed and given a more simplified look. In 1958 an underground passage to T-Centralen was opened. In 2017 the commuter trains moved to a separate station, Stockholm City Station, one kilometer away.
In 2011 Jernhusen, a real estate company in Stockholm, found a way to channel the body heat from the hordes of commuters passing through Stockholm’s Central Station to warm another building that is just across the road. (Text&photos: Wikipedia)
The blue Stockholm Concert Hall is situated on Hötorget in the heart of Stockholm. One of Sweden’s architectonic masterpieces in the neoclassical style, the Concert Hall was built especially to house the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from being a venue for world-class concerts, it hosts the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Polar Music Prize. The famous Orpheus Group by the main steps was created by sculptor Carl Milles. Unveiled 1936, it is one of Stockholm’s best-known landmarks and a popular meeting spot. During summertime, the Stockholm Concert Hall is open for guided tours, exhibitions, and mini-concerts. (text: Visitstockholm.com)
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern is Stockholm’s arts and culture center. The imposing multistory building has something for everyone: live theater, exhibitions, libraries, seminars, events, restaurants, and cafés. It’s a popular hangout during the day (especially among moms and dads on parental leave). (text: Visitstockholm.com)
South European classics meet Swedish flavors and interior design at Hillenberg. The restaurant, located on Östermalm, is run by celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt and has a close partnership with Ekstedt’s wine café Tyge & Sessil. In other words: great food and great wine! (text: Visitstockholm.com)
Östermalm Market Hall has been an institution ever since it opened in the beautiful brick building on Östermalmstorg in 1888. Stroll around the counters packed with fresh fish, meat, sweets, and traditional delicacies or have a seat at one of the many restaurants or wine bars for some people watching. Östermalmshallen houses 17 traders, many of which have been here for generations.
In March 2020, the market hall re-opened after several years of renovation. The original star-shaped floor plan has been reinstated, there are three easily accessible floors, and visitors can enjoy several new stores and restaurants. (text: Visitstockholm.com)
Swedish designer Nirvan Richter is inspired by a combination of Scandinavian minimalism and American Shaker. The award-winning designer runs his company with a humanistic and ecological mindset that takes the eco-cycle into account. (text: Visitstockholm.com)
At Taverna Brillo you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. The main dining room is surrounded by two bars. The venue also includes a pizzeria, bread shop, charcuterie, deli counter, orangery and an ice cream parlor. The food concept – Italian in Swedish translation – was developed in partnership with Swedish celebrity chef Tommy Myllimäki. (text: Visitstockholm.com)