Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities of the world! Welcome to Stockholm, the Royal Capital of Sweden. Discover a city like no other – a city built on 14 islands, where you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture. Stockholm is also home of the Nobel Prize. And just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored.
Stockholm is a city of contrasts – water and islands, history and innovation, small town and big city, short winter days and long, light summer nights – with a dazzling array of impressions. Thanks to the city’s compact size, you can see and do most things in a short space of time – which makes it a perfect destination for city breaks or longer stays, all the year round.
Experience Stockholm’s many contrasts
Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town “Gamla Stan” as you wander through the narrow streets. Stockholm has got history – but also the latest in fashion and IT.
The island of Djurgården, the world’s first National City Park, is only a short walk from the pulse of the inner city. Stockholmers and visitors alike come here to relax in the leafy shade and rest their eyes on green.
In Sweden, the seasons are another contrast. Light summer nights when the sun barely dips below the horizon and short, snowy winter days. Because the city changes with every season and there is always something special to do, Stockholm is worth visiting at any time of year.
Presentation text collected from Stockholm Visitor’s Board, at stockholmtown.com