Haga Travel Guide

  • Fall colours at Haga Park
    Fall colours at Haga Park
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  • Butterfly in my garden
    Butterfly in my garden
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Haga Things to Do

  • Koppartälten / Copper Tent Houses

    I saw this place in one of my travelbooks and was fascinated by it. Who would build a Copper Tent house in the middle of a park?? Enough said, I had to see this for myself. So that's why I am here, in Haga Park on this autumn day, standing in front of the copper tent, hahaha, and still not knowing why someone would build a place like this! It looks...

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  • Gustav III's Pavilion

    Just a stone's throw away from Haga Slott is the "Gustav III's Pavilion". This Pavilion is said to be one of the highlights of Swedish art history and is one of the finest examples of the European Neo-Classicism of the late 1700s in Northern Europe. And I wanted soooo much to take a look inside. But unfortunately it was closed. The interiors of the...

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  • Perfect for a picnic

    I ended my walk through Haga Park at the south entrance, but not before a last look around at the autumn colours and the sight of those wonderful old trees. In my mind I am dreaming of a new trip to this park. This park would just make an ideal picnic spot. Imagine picking a nice spot in the thick green grass on one of the endless lawns, enjoying...

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  • Brunnsviken Runt

    As you could see on the little map in the beginning of the page, is Hagaparken located beside a lake called Brunnsviken. And during the summertime you can go on a boattrip here called "Brunnsviken Runt". I just stood here for a while on one of the landings enjoy the views and the quietness. The boat only goes during the summer, 27 June - 14 August,...

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  • Chinese Pavilion

    Maybe one of the more disappointing places for me was the Chinese Pavilion. I was looking so much forward to see this structure and imagined these bright colours against a nice blue sky.... instead it was raindrops falling from the sky. The Chinese Pavilion is located on the south-eastern part of the park, close to the Royal Graveyard and on top of...

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  • Ekotemplet / the Temple of the Echo

    I think this was one of the favourite places in the park during my visit: The Ekotemplet (the Temple of the Echo). Hahaha, it also might have helped that is just started to rain lots more and this was the excellent place to take some cover. The views from the Ekotemplet are lovely, but so is the structure itself.Ekotemplet was built in the 1790s as...

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  • Haga Slott

    I followed the waterside for a little while and started to see a few more people in the park, jogging, walking, and all enjoying the park in their own way. And in the distance I could see Haga Slott or also called the "Queen's Pavilion".The "Queen's Pavilion" was built in 1802-1804 by Gustav IV Adolf, and has been used as a royal residence during...

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  • Prins Gustaf's Monument

    A short stroll from the Butterfly house and the Kopper Tents I came across the Monument of Prins Gustaf. The monument is placed on top of a little hill close to the waters of "Brunnsviken" hidden under some trees. The monument of Prins Gustaf was placed here in 1854.Prins Gustaf was son of King OscarI and Josepfina and part of the Bernadotte...

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  • Nationalstadsparken

    Okay, so far my introduction to Haga Park. Now it is time to explore and show you why I like this place so much. So why don't you follow me around on my stroll through the park? Let's start at the North Entrance. Very close to the parking lot I saw this sign that stirred up my curiosity. Here I realized how big this area really is. If I had wanted...

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  • Map of Haga Park

    Haga Park is located outside the north tollgate of Stockholm and was bought by Gustav III in 1771. Beside the obvious beautiful park landscape of the park you can also see and visit some interesting places. I made a little map for you where you can easily locate the places I will be talking about on this page. Visit for example the striking "Copper...

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  • Fjärilshuset / Butterfly house

    Right behind the Kopper Tents you can see the greenhouses where the "Fjäriljhuset" or Butterfly house is located. Although it is on my wishlist to visit, I didn't go into the Butterfly house on this occassion. It was still to early in the morning and the butterfly house wasn't open yet, and together with the knowledge that the Asian Garden is...

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  • Gustav III, the theatre king

    To understand this park a bit better and especially the buildings you can see here, I mabye should tell you a bit more about its founder: King Gustav III. also called the theatre king. Gustav III (1746-1792) became king in 1771. After one year on the throne he made, with support of France, a coup d'tat to increase his power. He ruled despite his...

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  • The illusions of a sultan's encampment

    Knowing now about Gustav III, the theatre king, these Copper Tents do make a bit more sense. They certainly have this dramatic and theaterical look to them that fits to his love for the theatre. The tents were originally built in 1787 as lodgings for the guard of King Gustav III. The design of the Copper Tents was by by Louis Jean Desprez and he...

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  • Autumn

    It was still early morning, not a lot of people around, just me, and those wonderful fall colours. At first it felt a bit strange to walk around all by myself in this big park. I had a few hours to kill and I wondered if I would manage to do that here. Maybe I should consider going somewhere else after my walk? The rain was softly ticking on my...

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  • A few hours in Haga Park

    Haga Park, a beautiful park in the northern part of Stockholm, created in a "English Park" style. I was here on a rainy autumn day, but even on a day like this the park managed to charm me. I loved strolling around here, enjoying the nature with its wonderful fall colours and the unusual but interesting buildings and monuments. I must have walked...

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Haga Restaurants

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    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Stallmästaregården is Stockholm's oldest still excising inn and is idyllically situated on the shore of Lake Brunnsviken. The history of this inn dates back to 1645 and it is one of Sweden's most well known restaurants, so that's why I just had to mention it on this page. Many famous Swedish chefs began their careers here. They are known for their own smokehouse and the kitchen is inspired by the traditional Swedish cuisine with a mix of a slightly more modern cooking. I had a look at their menu list and I most say I was very tempted to go in. Unfortunately it wasn't dinner time and I am not sure if my credit card would be so happy with a visit here, hahaha, as prices aren't that cheap. But if that isn't the issue I think this could be a wonderful restaurant to visit on your trip to Stockholm.

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Haga Transportation

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    by sim1 Updated Jan 14, 2006

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    I guess you read the page and are now enthousiastic in going here. So here is quick description how to find the park.

    Hagaparken is located on the north side of Stockholm, about 4 kilometres from the city centre.

    Public transport
    Take the underground to Odenplan. From Odenplan take the bus 515 (weekdays also bus 70) to Haga Norra (North entrance of the park). You kan also take the local train to Solna and then the bus 515.

    Alternatively you can take the underground to St.Eriksplan and walk towards "Norrtull". From here it is only a short distance to the South Entrance of the park.

    Car
    If you go by car you need to take road E4 towards Arlanda (Uppsala) and take exit Haga Norra / Hagaparken.

    Autumn at Haga Park

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