Drottninggatan, Stockholm

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    Drottninggatan, Stockholm, Sweden

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 7, 2013

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    "Drottninggatan (Queen Street)" is a major pedestrian street in Stockholm & the city's most most visited street for shopping, because there is no cars alowed on this street & there are many shops along it such as H&M and Åhlens Department Store.

    On this street, near Gamla Stan, you can buy souvenirs and post cards on the Royal family, Stockholm and more cheaply.

    The street was laid out in the 1630s and 1640s when the surrounding area was built on a rectilinear grid plan, a significant innovation in Stockholm's urban environment. It was originally named Stora Konungsgatan ("Great King's Street") and was later renamed as Drottninggatan in honour of Queen Christina, who ruled from 1632 to 1654.

    The playwright, novelist and essayist August Strindberg lived at Blå tornet (Drottninggatan 85) for the last four years of his life. The building is now the site of the Strindberg Museum.

    Nice walking street for pedestrians for the motto "shop till drop" ... :)

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    Drottninggatan (Queen Street): Shopping by walking

    by akkipaa Written May 20, 2013

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    Drottninggatan (Queen Street) is one of the main streets of Stockholm and it's mostly for pedestrian. It stretches north from the bridge Riksbron at Norrström, in the district of Norrmalm, to Observatorielunden in the district of Vasastaden.

    There are a lot of stores, shops and bars in the street and it's often crowded with tourists and tourist related activities like performers and live statues. And as normal, there is (probably the same) music band from Peru playing those pan flutes :). Start from the Åhléns City department store, it's on of the biggest in Stockholm and expecially the roof terrace is nice place to get overview of Stockholm and Sergel's square (it's THE place; when there are Ice Hockey WC final in Globen, the celebrations are happening in Sergel's square, at least when Sweden or Finland wins. Unfortunately this year (when Finland didn't win) the fountain was empty of water).

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    Drottninggatan

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 21, 2012

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    Drottninggatan

    One of the most famous shopping streets of Stockholm is the pedestrianised Drottninggatan. It is packed with all kinds of shops, stores, restaurants and cafes.

    At the corner to Klarabergsgatan the department store "Ahlens" can be found. It is one of the largest stores in Sweden. PUB (Paul & Bergstrom) is another famous store, that is located at Hotorget.

    Directions:
    The shopping street Drottninggatan runs north from the southern end of Normmalm.

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    Drottninggatan: shopping

    by hevbell Updated Oct 9, 2011
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    One of the main shopping areas in the city centre is on (and surrounding) Drottninggatan. head to this area to "shop til you drop" and find all the high street stores typical to Sweden and Europe in general such as H&M

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    Drottninggatan shoppingstreet: Drottninggatan shoppingstreet

    by gugi66 Updated Feb 19, 2009

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    This is Stockholms most visited street for shopping, because there is no cars alowed on this street. There are many shops along the way for example: H&M, Åhlens city, Rolex, Buttriks (prank artikels), pharmacy and so on.

    What to buy: A moose perhaps???????

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    Drottninggatan: Cheap post cards on Drottninggatan.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Apr 15, 2008

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    There are so many of them along Drottningagatan and the post cards are usually always outside the shop.

    What to buy: There are many shops on Drottninggatan ( a street) where you can buy post cards on the Royal family, stockholm and pictures too. usually they cost one crone per each if you buy at least ten of them.

    What to pay: 1 crone.......Can you find any cheaper???? Yeah, maybe if you get them for free.

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    Drottninggatan: Stockholm's Charing Cross

    by Sjalen Written Jun 2, 2006

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    Drottninggatan is where you go if you want to find antiquarian book shops as here they are almost side by side for a bit on the upper part near Tegnerlunden park. You will also find literary quotes on plaques in the street as you walk along.

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    Drottninggatan: Shops galore!

    by cheezecake_deli Written Jun 1, 2006

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    Southern end of Drottninggatan

    Drottninggatan is a long pedestrianised shopping street on the mainland. Located along it are several large department stores, e.g. Ahlens, PUB and Debenhams. Most high-street brands are also here, e.g. Zara.

    What to buy: Non-Ikea Swedish-designed homewares of course!

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    Drottninggatan: Shopping!

    by FinElina Updated May 9, 2006

    Shopping in Stockholm is easy. Just take the 3 kilometers long Drottninggatan and you'll find almost all the possible shops! Everything from clothes to souvenirs and food is available! Kungsgatan that crosses Drottninggatan, is another bigger shopping street.

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    Drottninggatan: Drottninggatan

    by Pieter11 Written Mar 18, 2006

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    Drottningsgatan

    When you cross Helgeandsholmen, coming from Gamla Stan, you immediately end up in the main shopping street of Stockholm: Drottningsgatan. Litterly this means Queen's Streets, which indicates the fact that this used to be a luxurious street. Today this image has faded away, especially towards Gamla Stan, because a lot of touristic shops entered here. More towards the north of the street there still are a lot of fashion shops that do look more high-class. Everywhere in Drottningsgatan you can see street artists, showing their skills, singing or playing an instrument.

    What to buy: Of course, like everywhere in Stockholm, you won't miss a McDonalds, a KFC and a Burger King in this street. Hamburgers are everywhere here. But besides this, close to Gamla Stan you will find all kinds of souvernirs: T-shirts, statues, toys... Further to the end of the streets you'll see clothes, shoes, perfumes...

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    Drottninggatan: Drottninggatan

    by elPierro Written Sep 3, 2005

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    The main shopping street of Stockholm is the Drottningsgatan. It goes all the way from Sergels Torg to the southern tip of Norrmalm. Walking straight ahead you will end-up at the shopping streets of Gamla Stan.

    Drottningsgatan is not that touristy, though there is a fair amount of souvenir shops (especially T-Shirts), there is also a fair number of normal stores to be found here.

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    Debenahms.: One of the newer department stores.

    by Maline Written May 11, 2005

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    DEbenahms store in Stockholm.

    Maybe you know of it already, but now it also has arrived in Stockholm. You can fins perfumes, clothes and jewellry and other department store stuff. They have quite a selection of Pilgrim jewellry if you like that style ( I do :-)

    What to buy: Pilgrim jewellry?

    What to pay: From 200 SEK and up.

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    Drottninggatan: Best shopping in central Stockholm

    by city_guy Updated Jul 8, 2003

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    Drottninggatan Shopping Street

    If you're on a short visit to Stockholm, this street is a must to visit. You'll find almost everything from small boutiques to chain outlets suck as H&M, department stores such as PUB or Ahlens and souvinier shops.

    You can also find restaurants and cafes (pricy ones) along this street which is a few kilometers long. So, get those walking shoes ready before you head there.



    What to buy: Whatever you feel like.



    What to pay: 0 is you're window shopping and A LOT if you succumb to temptation.

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    Drottninggatan: Pedestrian walking mall

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 8, 2013

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    Drottninggatan

    Drottning gatan is a pedestrian only shopping street in the new town area. The southern end is more touristy with the northern end being more designer clothing and upscale

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