Gamla Stan (The Old Town), Stockholm
The old town-center has many old wooden houses. You can see how newer (bigger) houses were built against the old small wooden houses.
Fondest memory: I was surprised of the colours of the houses and buildings: warm yellow to brick-red. These warm colours you see in the southern countries in Europe.
Take a stroll around the Old Town, it´s very nice but a bit touristy. Stop for a white at a pub and have a nice glas of beer and look at the people drifting by.
Party the night away in the trendy places around Stureplan and in the more down to earth pubs in Soder. Two completly different concepts but both great fun.
Fondest memory: The warm summer breeze coming in from the Baltic Sea, not to warm not too cold but just right. The summer nights in Stockholm are amazing.
Visit the Gamla Stan (Old Town), where you'll find narrow alleys,
cobblestoned streets, small open spaces and picturesque gabled houses.
Oldest part of the city located on it's own island. Narrow streets, nice churches and houses from 13th century. Don't miss this part of the city!
Fondest memory: Trying to use my 'poor' swedish which I have studied for 14 years!
Favorite thing: Stockholm is really really beautiful city. The Old Town especially has a really special atmosphere. When visiting Stockholm you should absolutely make a long walks around it to the Old Town and Centre.
Favorite thing: Stockholm is both intense activity and relaxed. Take time and walk around. Experience more of the town than just City. 10 minutes from downtown Stockholm you find entire blocks of 18th century houses. Take a stroll the Old Town (Gamla Stan), stay there and listen. If you listen careful enough you might hear the people of the 17th century whisper in your ear...
A CITY OF ISLANDS
Sweden's capital is a city of islands, where glorious palaces and waterfront hideways line the shores and where cobbled streets lead to chic shops and cosmopolitan restaurants.
Gamla Stan covers the original island of Stadsholmen, Riddarholmen (the island of the knights and nobles), Helgeandsholmen, occupied by the Riksdag (Parliament) and the tiny blob of Strömsborg, all so close that it is sometimes difficult to realise you have crossed from one to another. The best place to start a tour is Stortorget, the center of the original city, from which narrow streets fan out in all directions.
Favorite thing: As everybody says, you must walk through Gamla Stan. Several times. If you come from the US as I did, it is truly amazing. The buildings are wonderful to look at and just picture all of the history that took place. I had the benefit of a native that told me the history, but you can get it otherwise if you look around. I know there is a walking tour (yeah, I know) through Gamla Stan. The changing of the guard is quite fun, Livruskammaren (sp?), and the two large churches (the Royal Church and the German Church) are both very impressive. It is obvious that they were not tossed together quickly, but a great deal of time was spent building them...from the woodwork inside to the sculpture on the outside, it is all impressive.
When you stay here you must go in the Gamla Stan, the old town. The most important streets of the zone of two, the Osterlanggatan and the Vasterlangatan. Here you can look for all the nice shop, but you must remember to take a look at the small buildings and their facades. Take a look also at the very nearest street that you can find.
It isn't a museum, but I'd like very much a book shop that I found here. It's a Fantasy Book Shop, where you can find many book write in english.
Favorite thing: What I really like in Stockholm this is Old Town which is called also Gamla Stan. Narrow streets, stone roads. Looks really fantastic.
Favorite thing: Visit Gamla Stan, the old city of Stockholm.
Favorite thing: Stockholm is such an amazing city. I was so glad that i was able to go. Try to everything you can. The glogg is the best!
Favorite thing: This is Storkyrkobrinken...a cute street we came across while wandering around Gamla Stan (the Old Town)... I love the cobblestone streets...so cute! :)
Favorite thing: Watch out for all those nice looking shops.. With the flowers hanging from their windows and nice decoration..