List of all 56 sights
Plan your own city tour. Click on the name of the
sight to see a bird's eye view.
Listen to the story of how a barrier made from logs at the outlet of
Lake Mälaren gave the city its name.
Can you see the neat lawn? What do you think was there before?
What is the statue, by the world-famous sculptor Carl Milles, looking
Here is where Sweden’s most recent coup d’état was
carried out. Which room does Sweden’s current king Carl XVI Gustaf live
What did the sculptor Sergel really think about his statue of the king?
What does an Egyptian symbol have in common with a Swedish king, a
Russian war and Stockholm’s burghers?
If it had not been for a churchwarden, the
church would have been pulled down in the 16th century. But who wanted
the church gone, and why?
In Stockholm’s oldest square, both blood and water have flowed. Listen
to the story of the Stockholm Blood Bath.
The dragon is said to be a symbol of an enemy army, which threatened
Stockholm in 1471. From where did it come?
250 years ago, you would have seen a lightly dressed women in one of
the windows. Listen to the story of Stockholm’s most famous brothel.
The square where iron was traded – Sweden’s greatest export good of all
How could a 29-year old marshal in Napoleon’s army become Sweden’s king?
ancient Russian trading place to Sweden’s first moving light
advertisement. Listen to the story of Slussen and its surroundings.
the sun set behind the Town Hall and listen to how Stockholm went from
being the capital of iron ore to the capital of the Nobel Prize.
Visit one of Stockholm’s best viewpoints – and you will be pointed out
the spot where the man-of-war Vasa foundered.
Stockholm’s narrowest alley is named after a German merchant. Hear
about how he met a violent death.
Listen to the story of how the church got the nick-name “The Devil’s
Church” and the world-famous baroque organ.
What does it say on the rune stone? And why is a
cannon pipe standing in front of it? Listen to the story of a famous
street corner in Stockholm.
The place where Marie-Antoinette’s lover, a
well-known Swedish aristocrat, was beaten to death by an angry mob.
Hear why this happened.
Hear about Riddarholmen’s royal graves and palaces.
And how a 54-year old king hankered after a 16-year old girl, against
her parents’ wishes.
Listen to the story about Stockholm’s most famous building – the
location of the Nobel Dinner and Ball!
To begin with, the idea
was that the statue should show the king on horseback, pursued by a
half-naked women. Why did this not happen?
Who built the houses on Skeppsholmen? And why is Stockholm sometimes
called “the Yellow City”?
What does this verdant island in Stockholm’s inlet have in common with
American pop art?
When did this ship last set sail? And who was af Chapman? Hear about
the hard life onboard.
Hear about two church fires and three funeral pyres – all in the same
How can a sculpture group that caused interest all over the world
create such violent protests that someone even tried to blow it up?
Hear the story of the park that went from cabbage patch to becoming the
location of Stockholm’s most magnificent building. And which almost had
an underground exit.
This square used to be called Sveatorget, Svea Square. Who suggested it
be renamed Sergels Torg? And who was Sergel?
Stockholm was spared the bombs, but not the diggers. Listen to the
story of the old Klara quarters,
you know that Greta Garbo worked at PUB here at Hötorget before she
became an actress? Hear the story about a square with a long history!
This is where the Nobel Prizes are handed out. Hear the story about
Sweden’s perhaps most famous building.
Listen to the story of Kungsgatan and Stockholm’s first “sky-scrapers”.
How many volumes can this building hold? Learn more about the hidden
places in the Royal Library.
and what happened to them.
This is the playground for the “top people”! But why is a concrete
mushroom growing here?
Listen to the story of the monument – and the man it celebrates.
The cupola on the top holds a secret. Listen to the story of Sweden’s
national stage – where Ingmar Bergman was the manager!
From village street to esplanade. The story of Stockholm’s “best”
Learn why the plain across the bridge is called the lion plain.
From suspect inns to Stockholm’s most appreciated park area.
Whose screams could be heard from the other side of the water on a
summer’s night in 1389?
Hear the story about the pride of Sweden, the man-of-war Vasa, which
went down with all hands on its maiden journey in 1628.
memorial to Scandinavia’s greatest civil shipping catastrophe, the
foundering of the Estonia, when 852 persons lost their lives, was
erected here in 1997.
great artists have performed at Sweden’s oldest funfair. Listen what
happened to one of them when he didn’t want to stop playing!