Ten reasons to visit Stockholm

Stockholm also known as the European Capital of culture is considered as one of the most ethnically diverse cultural cities in Europe. It is also Sweden’s capital and the most populous city in Northern Europe.

Stockholm is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination of all times, but why is Stockholm a must-go destination? Here are 10 tempting reasons to pack your bags and visit Stockholm!

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1. Architecture:

The architecture of Stockholm is something that every tourist admires. It is laced with history, cultural symbols and elements of modernization which makes the architecture quite complicated and fascinating! It is interesting to note that even though Stockholm is a now a global city, it still reflects a great deal of history through its architecture.

One of the most uncommon pieces of Architecture is the Jumbohostel, just take a look below and imagine the creativity!

2. Museums and Art Galleries:

Stockholm is famous for its museums and art galleries, these two together attract at least more than a million tourists per year! Every single museum will give you a sense of rich history embedded within the Swedish culture and feel free to pick any art gallery in the city; it is guaranteed that you’d be staring paintings and sculptures for countless hours!

Museums in stockholm

3. The Suburbs of Stockholm:

The suburbs represent the diversity of language, ethnicity and cultural background of Stockholm. Diversity is something that is embraced by all Stockholmers! Some suburbs like the Skarholmen and Tensta have the highest number of immigrants in Stockhome, a diversified city like Stockholm is a treat for someone who likes to meet people from various backgrounds!

4. Sports:

Stockholmers are sports fanatics!  When it comes to sports they simply cannot resist, one of the most popular sports clubs in Sweden is the AIK it is also one of the largest and oldest clubs in Scandinavia. The AIK club has done wonders for the country as it has produced high-quality teams and players in a variety of sports including football, ice hockey, badminton and tennis!

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5. Stockholm Jazz Festival:

Are you ready for a completely different dimension of music? Well, Stockholm is the city where Jazz is still being played and valued every year in the Stockholm Jazz Festival. This festival has a special place in the hearts of Stockholmers for two reasons; the first one is that it is considered as one of the oldest music festivals in Europe and has deep a cultural significance in Sweden. Secondly, it is not hard to understand that Stockholmers are crazy for good music!

6. The Green City:

Stockholm is considered as one of the cleanest and greenest capitals of the world. This city is a mixture of urban and rural life in the sense that you’ll find the tallest of the skyscrapers and at the same time, you’ll find lush green trees and parks in every corner of this beautiful city! Don’t forget to visit Djurgården which is an island in central Stockholm. This is the favourite place of Stockholmers when it comes to recreation!

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7. Gröna Lund:

The island of Djurgården is a great place for having fun with your family. Don’t forget to visit its amusement park with your family and friends as this place has the craziest rides and unlimited fun for people of all ages!

8. Theatre:

The theatre is adored by all Stockholmers as in the city you will find Europe’s most renowned theatres including the Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Stockholm City theatre. There are many more theatres which represent the amount of interest the Stockholmers have towards theatre and not to forget; popular Swedish actors frequently perform and delight the audiences with their performances!

Gröna Lund stockholm

9. Nights in Stockholm:

Are you a Night Owl just like me? Perfect! Nights in Stockholm are simply mesmerizing. From Cafes to pubs and nightclubs this city has everything. Imagine spending the evening watching artsy theatre and then having a few beers in a local pub! There are literally countless fun ways to spend the night in Stockholm!

Don’t forget the amazing skyline of the city; it even looks better at night!

10. Swedish Literature:

You might be wondering why would literature be a reason to visit Stockholm, well the truth is that there is something serene and complex about this city as it has inspired countless writers and poets! Stockholm is considered as the bedrock of Swedish literature as an enormous amount of literature including literature based on Romanticism, Liberalism and Modernism were inspired by the green city.

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All the reasons mentioned above have one thing in common and that is the amount of diversity the culture of Stockholm represents and the best part is that the people of this city are sociable and the company of them in a café is an experience that anyone would relish.

Now you can see why you should pack your bags and head to Stockholm. No matter your background & Preferences, Stockholm has something for you! So what are you waiting for?

Have I missed any reasons? what are your reasons to visit Stockholm?