City Views, Stockholm
Stockholm has many vantage points to enjoy panoramic views of the city. The historic street "Fjallgatan" and the green park "Skinnarviksparken" at the north shore of Sodermalm offer great views of Djurgarden, Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Kungsholmen.
Near the metro stop Slussen you find the lift Katarinahissen, which has a viewing platform at 38 metres. The most popular viewing point is probably the TV tower Kaknastornet, which offers the best panoramic overview of the city (see my "Things to do" tips).
Colorful, Lively, Vivid, and Multi-Cultural... Stockholm is all of this and more! It's inhabitants were very friendly and hospitable.
I tend to judge a place in terms of "is this a place that I could live and be happy?" Of course, I have not experienced the winters here, but I can honestly say that I do believe I could feel at home in Stockholm and Sweden. After all, this country is constantly at the top of the list for living standards, health care, and quality of life...
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is the subject of this picture...
Favorite thing: This picture was taken just outside the main transportation terminal adjacent to the open area previously shown, the Galleria Mall, and Sergel Square all in the immediate area. If you walk down the street behind me here, it will lead you to Gamla Stan and the charm of the "Old Town".
Strandvägen is one of Stockholm's most expensive addresses including in Monopoly and it is not hard to see why. Here, one majestic stone townhouse is next to the other all along the waterfront and having an apartment here means eating breakfast to the tune of steam ship whistles and with a view across to Djurgården and to Söder further away across the water. When there has been financial scandals in the country, you bet they involved someone giving their son or daughter a studio here for next to nothing whilst the rest of society struggles to find a first hand contract in a suburb.
A stroll here can be biting cold in winter, but still very nice. In summer, it is the easiest way to stroll to Djurgården with all its attractions, although there are buses and in summer also a vintage tram line along it.
We are always on the lookout for outlooks - and here is our list for Stockholm:
1) Katharinahissen - a lift on the island of Södermalm that gives you a fantastic view of Gamla Stan
2) the tower of the Stockholm Cathedral right in the Gamla Stan
3) the TV tower (kaknästornet) with a height of 153 m should give you great views of all of Stockholm and its surroundings. We did not try this one, but we were told that it was well worthwhile!
4) the tower of the City Hall (stadhuset)
Favorite thing: From Slussen you can jump on the subway and in ten minutes be at the Central Station... upon returning to our hotel we exited the subway here and had only a ten minute bus ride... very convenient especially if you have a Stockholm card!
On the S:t Eriks bridge (S:t Eriksbron) you have this view over the water called Barnhusviken. During summer you can stand there and watch the boats pass by.
The bridge is located near Fridhemsplan after S:t Eriksgatan.
Favorite thing: Enjoy the views from Centralbron (Central bridge). Here a view towards Kungsholmen with some storm clouds.
very compact. everything you want to see is very close. no problem with transportation (except prices :))
Fondest memory: boat trip to Vaxholm..