The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Kungsholmen, Stockholm

Billy Poon

Kungsholmen, one of the largest islands in Stockholm, has been quite successful in promoting tourism. The area was once used as an industrial district. However, due to the rapid increase in Stockholm’s population, it was transformed into a residential area. At present, housing and institutional buildings dominate the area. Of course, there are also lots of fascinating spots where you can have a look into Stockholm’s history and culture.


A park with a great view of the harbor If you are looking for a picturesque venue for a relaxing afternoon, then Rålambshovsparken is surely the place for you. Rålambshovsparken is very popular among the locals and Swedes come here to do all sorts of outdoor activities, such as playing soccer and picnicing. The park gives you a fantastic view of the City Hall and Gamla Stan, which are the two of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the Swedish capital. There is also a bridge connecting the park and the Södermalm region, where you can have a relaxing walk and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Kungsholmen, 112 35 Stockholm, Sweden


1. Stadhuset


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Red brick architecture overlooking the harbor of Stockholm Stadhuset, the City Hall of Stockholm, is a spectacular piece of architecture standing tall in the eastern part of Kungsholmen. This breathtaking building was inaugurated in 1923, and was built using more than eight million red bricks, giving it a taste of the local churches and chapels. Apart from its use as an office building for locals, there is a hall tower where you can get a panoramic view of Stockholm’s harbor and the nearby islands. There are concert halls, where numerous of musical and international event are held, including the Nobel Prize banquet. Opening hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

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