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Stockholm City Hall

Sweden - Stockholm - Program - Leisure
Stockholm City Hall
The City Hall is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10 December every year.

Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, is one of the most famous silhouettes in Stockholm.
It is one of the country’s leading examples of national romanticism in architecture.
The City Hall was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg and is built from eight million bricks.
The 106-meter tall tower has three crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms at its apex.
Behind the magnificent facades are offices and session halls for politicians and officials, as well as splendid assembly rooms and unique Read more...


Beautiful Baroque Castle - Skokloster

Sweden - Stockholm - Program - Field trip
Beautiful Baroque Castle - Skokloster
Situated on a peninsula of the Mälaren near Stockholm, Skokloster Castle is one of the most impressive buildings from the Swedish Great Power period.

With its four towers and impressive façade, the mighty castle stands proudly on the shore of Lake Mälaren. And within these thick walls lies one of the best-preserved Baroque interiors in Northern Europe.
Count and Field Marshall Carl Gustaf Wrangel had the castle built on the estate where he was born, Skokloster.
Built between 1654 and 1676, it is a monument to the Swedish Age of Greatness, the period in the middle of the seventeenth Century when Sweden expanded to become one of the major powers in Europe.
After the death of Count Wrangel in 1676, the castle was never fully completed.
The banqueting hall still stands unfinished, and Read more...


Foodie Paradise

Sweden - Stockholm - Program - Education
Foodie Paradise
Scandinavia’s slew of seafood and meat finds a home in Stockholm with its seasonal fare and lengthy smörgåsbords that exhibit dynamic Swedish culture.

Sweden's differing North and South delicacies sandwich together in the country’s capital to offer diners an exhibition of delights. Explore the intricacies of a not-so-typical meat and potatoes dinner washed down with malty ale, or learn about the passed-down traditions of curing and smoking salted and dill-rubbed fish.
Stockholm's restaurant scene is a melting pot of flavors from all around the world.
But of course, you'll find great examples of typical Swedish cuisine, often in contemporary interpretations.
Traditional Swedish cuisine relies heavily on dairy products, root vegetables, seafood, different kinds of meat, berries, and eggs.
Nowadays, you'll find Read more...


A Tour of the Stockholm Metro

Sweden - Stockholm - Program - Arts
A Tour of the Stockholm Metro
Initiated during Sweden’s late 1950s cultural boom, the Stockholm metro is an evolving 70-mile journey through five decades of European art history.

Below the ground of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and the largest city in Scandinavia, lies the world’s largest art exhibition. With 90 unique stations, the Stockholm subway represents a landmark of art in public spaces.
Stockholm subway’s first line opened in 1950, and today, the extensive network of underground tunnels carries more than 1 million passengers every day to home or work or somewhere in between.
And through the work of 150 artists, these daily journeys become all the more meaningful and acculturate for anyone roaming the Stockholm subway.
Here are a few stations to prove that Stockholm’s subway system might be the world’s largest public art gallery.
T-Centralen acts as Read more...


An Introduction to Stockholm

Sweden - Stockholm - Program - Newbie
An Introduction to Stockholm
Known by Stockholmers as ‘beauty on water’, the Swedish capital is strewn across fourteen islands connected by bridges that span the shimmering waterways.

Stockholm is graced with good looks that rival any grand European city.
Pretty cobblestoned streets lined with cardamom-colored facades, fairy-tale palaces, and unbridled parklands where you can picnic under the dappled light of centuries-old oak trees.
Stockholm is one of the more expensive cities to visit in Europe, but it's also beautiful, historical, and just downright cool.
Here is what to do on your first trip to Stockholm.
The charming Old Town is a historic highlight for any visitor Read more...

                   
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