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Stockholm, Sweden

Updated on October 15, 2014

Stockholm is a capital full of life

When I was just a little girl I still remember that Stockholm celebrated its 700 years as a city. Some of the very first houses are still there to see. The old town has alleys so narrow you can acually touch both walls of the houses.

Built on 14 islands around one of Europe's largest and best-preserved medieval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned where the lake Mälaren opens up into the Baltic Sea.

Our aim is to develop Stockholm further, to facilitate everyday life for its citizens and to make Stockholm Northern Europe's most attractive location for people and businesses looking for quality of life, growth and a vibrating knowledge-based society.

Intelligent Community Forum, ICF, named the City of Stockholm as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2009 at a 21 January ceremony during PTC'09, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

The 14 District Administrations in Stockholm are responsible for providing the majority of City services within their own geographical areas. Every one of them has a District Council which bears the political responsibility for each Administration.

This link has a lot of information if you want to come to Stockholm

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A beautiful city

The Castle Three crowns was built in the 1100 century

The Castle Three crowns was built in the 1100 century
The Castle Three crowns was built in the 1100 century

European Green Capital

Stockholm - European Green Capital 2010

Starting in 2010, one European city will be selected as the European Green Capital of the year. The award will be given to a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is permanently committed to ambitious action, further environmental improvement and sustainable development, and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices in all other European cities.

35 cities applied for the award, and Stockholm along with seven other cities were nominated. The winners of European Green Capital Award 2010 and 2011 will be announced on February the 23rd this year.

When you want to go to an island... - take the boat

There are white boats going on schedules to any of the islands. The trip in itself is really nice. Of course there are Tourist boats too that make a rout and have a guide telling you what you see.

The trips are very much recommended by me.

The water is so clean

There are beaches in Stockholm full of people warm summer days. The water is so clean so you can swim in it. Some people insist that you even can drink it. It may be true because Stockholm has been working hard to keep the water clean.

Every summer there is a list in all newspapers with the water temperature in this different beaches. Amazing huh

Here is a map with the swim places in the bubbles. Unfortunately the text is only in Swedish

Map of the beaches

Web Cams in Stockholm

A list of some interesting webcams installed all over Stockholm, providing live images of the capital of Sweden.

Winter time in Stockholm

Winters can be snowy. 2009-2010 was really tough. Now we have started 2010-2011 like this

Each one is in English. There is lots of information about opening hours and how to get there.

The nordic museum

The nordic museum
The nordic museum

The City of dreams - by Per Anders Fogelstrom

This is the first book in Fogelstrom's five-volume Stockholm Series, which broke the record for bestsellers in his native Sweden.

City of My Dreams (Stockholm Series, Vol. 1)
City of My Dreams (Stockholm Series, Vol. 1)

After reading the series in Swedish, Jennifer Brown Baverstam, an accomplished translator of Swedish and French, and married to a Swede, vowed to make these books available in English to share with her American family and friends. Per Anders Fogelstrom was delighted with this effort and worked with Jennifer until his death in 1998.


Children of their city - Per Anders Fogelstrom

Per Anders Fogelstroms Stockholm Series is a quintet of novels about the intertwined stories of a city and of a family; this second volume, Children of Their City, focuses on the experiences and diverging destinies of the children of Henning Nilsson, the principal character of its predecessor, City of My Dreams. The research behind and within Fogelstroms series is prodigiously detailed: he gives us meticulous descriptions of landscapes, weather, rooms, streets, factories, cafes, bars, and emerging landmarks; he knows and understands the historical events, issues, politics of the period 1880-1900 in this second volume, which of them were remote from the working classes, and which were immediate.

Skansen - you just have to see it


Welcome to Skansen!

Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world. Skansen is also a zoological park. It is located on the island of Djurgården, a royal park near the centre of Stockholm, and open every day of the year, except Christmas Eve. The goal is that Skansen shall be a world-class, open-air museum, enjoyed by all and accessible to everyone.

This photo is from the big laundry day long ago in Sweden

Help for the visitor of Stockholm

Useful links in Stockholm




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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Very close to the top of my bucket list. Featured on

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      Paul 5 years ago from Montreal

      Would love to visit Sweden one day!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Stockholm looks really beautiful, would love to be there one day.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Looks lovely.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      well presented lens about stockholm. your details and information are great. ~blessed~

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      rwoman 7 years ago

      I love Stockholm and often mention it to people planning travel as I think it an overlooked jewel

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      Stockholm is so beautiful, I really love it! I have read all of Per Anders Fagelstrom's books,it is so fantastic that some of the places he mentions still exist!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      It does look like a very beautiful city. Great lens.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I was in Stockholm for only one day, but what a great day it was! I walked off the soles of my shoes. I would definitely love to visit again someday and stay much longer.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      OMG, this is such a truly beautiful city that I would so love to visit someday!

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      GramaBarb 9 years ago from Vancouver

      I've been to Skansen and it is a wonderful living museum - you must visit it when you are in Stockholm.