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Neighbourhoods: Södermalm

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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Maline
Apr 02, 2003

Wandering the hills of Söder

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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Sjalen
Jun 02, 2006

Strolling through S?dermalm - Orange Houses

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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yooperprof
Jan 03, 2004

Strolling through S?dermalm - Galleries

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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Jan 03, 2004
 
 
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S?dermalm - Maria Magdalena Church

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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yooperprof
Jan 03, 2004

This view is of Sodermalm and...

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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worldtrekker
Aug 25, 2002

Cross the Centralbron into the...

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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worldtrekker
Aug 25, 2002

Södermalm 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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Bregman
Sep 11, 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.

eva_oberg
Aug 24, 2002

laundry service

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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meme62
May 28, 2003

Södermalm

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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Tomtom-Paris
Aug 13, 2003

Strolling through S?dermalm - Hills

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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yooperprof
Jan 03, 2004

Things To Do Near Södermalm

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This place looks almost like home to me, as I lived so close to it, and passed it every day. Once in the evening there was a performance, people read poems, played the guitar and sang songs. It was...
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The Swedish author August Strindberg (1849-1912) spent the last four years of his life in a building he called The Blue Tower. The reconstructed apartment, consisting of three rooms, and his library...
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The interior of Stadshuset can be visited with guided tours only. It was not on your group's schedule but I really wished to see it, so I went by myself in the last morning. Although Stadshuset is a...
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There are many companies offering scenic boat trips of Stockholm,and it is interesting to see the city from a different perspective.Trips leave from stromkajen,by the grand hotel,and vary in length...
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The Royal Coin Cabinet is part of the Museums of National Antiquities of Sweden. It consists of a collection of coins, other means of payment, medals etc. from all around the world. The Royal Coin...
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The Skeppsholm Church is named after its' locatioin, the islet of Skeppsholmskyrkan in central Stockholm. It was built between 1823-1849 and inaugurated by King Charles XIV John. The Church...
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