Södermalm, Stockholm

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  • Södermalm
    by Tomtom-Paris
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    The orange house of my desire
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  • Along Hornsgatan
    Along Hornsgatan
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    Wandering the hills of Söder

    by Sjalen Updated Jun 2, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Again, perhaps because me and my father were both born here and his father and grandfather lived and worked here too, but Söder is my favourite part of town. Something to do with the hills too I suppose, with all the great views of Stockholm. That and the remaining old houses which are either stone apartment houses in yellow, or little wooden houses hiding behind wooden planks. Oh, and the casual bars everywhere of course. Here and there you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in Tallinn (see third picture).

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    S?dermalm - Maria Magdalena Church

    by yooperprof Updated Jan 3, 2004

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    good taste and design in S��der

    Favorite thing: This is S?der's oldest surviving church, completed in the early years of the 17th century during the reign of Sweden's great Gustavus Adolphus. Later contributions to the Maria Magadalena Church (and the surrounding neighborhood) were made in the late 17th and early 18th centuries by Stockholm's great father-son architectural duo, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and Nicodemus Tessin the Younger . Stockholm feels like an exceptionally well-ordered and organized city -- and a great deal of the credit is owed to Baroque masters like the Tessins who created a "fabric" of design which still defines the place.

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    Strolling through S?dermalm - Galleries

    by yooperprof Written Jan 3, 2004

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    Along Hornsgatan

    Favorite thing: I confess - I was a bit of a lazy tourist while I was in Stockholm. I missed some of the biggest, most obvious attractions - most notably, the Gustavus Vasa ship museum. Instead, it was better for me to "while away" my time strolling through Stockholm's urban neighborhoods. Sometimes, it's just better to visit local galleries and see interesting if incomprehensible modern art than trudging through famous museums to see old stuff. Of course, there's a lot of excellent work being done by artists in Stockholm now - there seems to be something about the air and light here which attracts painters interested in color.

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    Strolling through S?dermalm - Orange Houses

    by yooperprof Written Jan 3, 2004

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    The orange house of my desire

    Favorite thing: I found it very easy to spend time in S?dermalm - just wandering the streets, checking out neighborhoods, playing the urban "flaneur." It's an "up and down" area, with many hills and valleys and houses that stand proud and high above their streets. If you are a fan of the color orange - especially in its pastel varieties - you'll be greatly attracted to S?dermalm.

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    laundry service

    by meme62 Updated May 28, 2003
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    Favorite thing: If in need to wash your already soiled underware and shirts there is a place at the Soderlmam area where you can do it. I was told that there are only two places in Stockholm this is one of them.

    The place:
    Elit Tvätten (laundro-mat)
    Gotlandsdgatan 59
    Stockholm
    Tel 08-642 69 41

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    Neighbourhoods: Södermalm

    by Maline Written Apr 2, 2003

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    S��dermalm from afar...

    Favorite thing: South of Gamla Stan, is Södermalm, or Söder, the southern part of Stockholm. This part of town used to be the home of artists and workers, but not so long ago the area started to become a fashionable and popular place to live, and now it is as expensive, if not more, as the other parts. Many people consider Söder to have a special atmosphere. Especially in eastern part of Söder you can find a lot of really cute neighbourhoods.

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    Södermalm wooden houses

    by Bregman Written Sep 11, 2002

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    S��dermalm wooden houses

    Favorite thing: This area of Södermalm (southern Stockholm) is the only place where these wooden houses - dating back to the first half of the 18th century - can be found. As a result of several fires burning down large portions of Stockholm, these wooden houses were banned around 1730.

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    This view is of Sodermalm and...

    by worldtrekker Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This view is of Sodermalm and includes the floating boat hostel, Den Roda Baten on Soder Malarstrand. The previous picture was taken from the cliffs to the right. Here you get a better look at the 3 boat hostel/restaurant.

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    Cross the Centralbron into the...

    by worldtrekker Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Cross the Centralbron into the mostly residential suburb of Sodermalm. This view of the Centrolbron and Gamla Stan is from the northern cliffs of Sodermalm. It was only a short distance from the hostel I stayed in, which you can see in the bottom right of the pic. I stayed in the white boat. Next to that is the restaurant and behind the trees is the original hostel boat which is red.

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  • eva_oberg's General Tip

    by eva_oberg Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Stockholm is an international city with many religions, languages and food from all over the world. The latest contributing element is the new mosque on Söder. Built quite close to the beautiful Katarina church, the culture shock is inevitable.

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    Strolling through S?dermalm - Courtyard

    by yooperprof Written Jan 5, 2004

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    the past recaptured

    Favorite thing: There are many place in S?der where it's quite easy to imagine your way into the past. This is just off the main thoroughfare of G?tagatan.

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    Strolling through S?dermalm - Stairs

    by yooperprof Written Jan 3, 2004

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    holding onto the rail helps

    Favorite thing: If you come to Stockholm in the winter months, you probably want to make sure that you have some footwear with good traction.

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    Strolling through S?dermalm - Hills

    by yooperprof Written Jan 3, 2004

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    hope the parking brake works

    Favorite thing: On a snowy day, you can appreciate the effort that it takes to climb up some of the steeper streets in the neighborhood.

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    Södermalm

    by Tomtom-Paris Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This island is a mixing of old and new houses. Beautiful streets around the Katarina kyrka church.
    Götgatan (street) is full of bars and pubs, there are a lot of people at night.

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