STOCKHOLM — Östermalm

Östermalm is the most exclusive district in Stockholm. The area is home to huge city blocks and beautiful tree-lined boulevards as well as being the centre of the Swedish television and cinema industry. It is an area full of upmarket shops with designer clothing labels as well as exclusive Scandinavian design in decor. There are also two university campuses found here and the National City Park.This area has been around since Medieval times and it is where the royal farms were found. It then became a military area. In the late 19th century exclusive apartment blocks were built along the waterfront and the name Östermalm came into being.

The sights found here are:
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Kaknästornet
Museum of Science and Technology
The Maritime Museum
Berwaldhallen
Museum of National Antiquities
Army Museum
Royal Dramatic Theatre
Musik-och Teatermuseet
Humlegärden

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
This is one of the best exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Sweden. It is found at the harbour close to the Silja Line terminal.
For information about the gallery visit the website at: http://www.magasin3.com/en/

Kaknästornet

Kaknästornet
This 152 metre-high radio and television tower is the tallest man-made structure in Scandinavia. It was built in 1967 and it is a rather unattractive building but from the top at the observation viewing deck you have a stunning 360-degree view over the city right to the archipelago. There is a cafe and restaurant at the top as well.
For information about Kaknästornet visit the website at: http://www.kaknastornet.se

Museum of Science and Technology
This hands on, interactive museum will fascinate young and old. One of the highlights of this museum is CINO4 which is Sweden’s first 4-D cinema. Other exhibits include talking Japanese robots, Sweden’s first motor car, an artificial mine and a retro telephone collection. There is also the Teknorama Science Centre, with its interactive displays on topics such as the basic principles of physics. Try out a range of sports in the exhibition Sport.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.tekniskamuseet.se

The Maritime Museum
This museum will give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of merchant shipping, naval defence and shipbuilding in Sweden. There is a playroom and a creative workshop for children as well as other activities. Try the onsite restaurant and enjoy the view from here.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.sjohistoriska.se/en

Berwaldhallen
This concert hall was created in 1979 for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Radio Choir. The orchestra plays regularly at the venue and most of the music played there is contemporary classical. The striking aspect of this hall is that is that most of it is underground.
For information about Berwaldhallen visit the website at: http://sverigesradio.se/berwaldhallen/

Museum of National Antiquities
This museum displays a huge collection of objects and artefacts from the Stone Age to the present day. Highlights of the museum include the Viking exhibition and the Gold Room. The Gold Room is just stunning with its treasures dating back to the Bronze Age. It features Viking silver and gold jewellery, ornate charms, elaborate bracelets and a magnificent neck collar from Färjestaden. This room is located underground along corridors and behind solid security doors. You should also visit the Gothic Hall with its fine collection of sculptures, church triptychs and other religious objects from the 12th century onwards.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.historiska.se/home/

Army Museum
This museum exhibits the history of war from the Viking period to the present day. There are dramatic, full-scale scenes and original artefacts in temporary and permanent exhibitions. There are painstakingly created replicas of various displays such as the 5,800 metal soldiers lined up for battle and the full-size cavalry attacks at full gallop with swords drawn. There is an audioguide in English which is free of charge and you can take guided tours in Swedish and English during the summer.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.sfhm.se/ArmeDefaultPage____27.aspx?epslanguage=SV

Royal Dramatic Theatre

Royal Dramatic Theatre
This is Sweden’s national theatre. It is housed in a magnificent marble building dating from the early 1900s and is located on the waterfront at Nybroviken Bay. The exterior of the building is modelled on Art Nouveau buildings that were popular at the time in Vienna. The interior is just as lavish with its gilded statues and magnificent paintings both on the walls and ceilings. You can take a guided tour of the building for a fascinating look behind the scenes, including a visit to the theatre’s extensive wardrobes.
For information about the Royal Dramatic Theatre visit the website at: http://www.dramaten.se/Dramaten/

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Musik-och Teatermuseet
This museum is housed in a wonderful old building. Here you will find a good display of instruments from all over the world that you can try out. You will also learn more about Swedish theatre history from the 1700s until the present day. In total there are over 46,000 different items in the museum’s collection.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://statensmusikverk.se/musikochteatermuseet/

Humlegärden

Humlegärden
This was once the Royal kitchen garden but now it is the city’s smallest but most central park. It has an outdoor stage, a winter ice-skating rink as well as lots of cafes, restaurants and kiosks. Festivals and events are held here and it is a popular place in all weathers.