STOCKHOLM — Södermalm

Södermalm is an island that is home to over 100,000 people and is the largest neighbourhood in Stockholm. There are few tourist attractions here but it is full of trendy shops including fashion boutiques; interior design, vintage merchandise and curios. There are also art and craft galleries around Hornsgatspuckeln.

The sights found here are:
Fjällgatan
Fotografiska
Katarina Kyrka
Stockholm’s Stadsmuseum
Liljeholmsbadet

Fjällgatan

Fjällgatan
This street is found on Stigberget between Erstagatan and Renstiernas Street at Katarinavägen. This street is lined with 18th century wooden houses and stone buildings of different shapes and colours. From this street you will have magnificent panoramic views all over Stockholm. House number 34 on Fjällgatan is where humanitarian and fighter of women’s rights in the late 19th and early 20th century, Anna Lindhagensgatan lived for the last two years of her life. It is a living museum that shows how a bourgeois family lived in the 1800s with its 6 rooms and kitchen and furnished from bits and pieces from Anna Lindhagensgatan’s own house. Outside of this building is a sculpture of Anna Lindhagensgatan.

Fotografiska
This museum is a centre for contemporary photography and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Fotografiska is housed at Stadsgården, in a former industrial Art Nouveau style building dating from 1906. The collection consists of four large exhibitions and around twenty smaller ones. There is a shop, restaurant and photo gallery.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://fotografiska.eu

Traveller's Tip

Visit the bar on the top floor for a great view over the city.
  • Make use of the free lockers so you don’t have to carry your bags or coats around with you.
    Katarina Kyrka

    Katarina Kyrka
    The original Katarina Kyrka was designed by Jean de la Vallée and completed in 1695 but it has twice been destroyed by fire. The church you see today was built in the 1990s. The church is named after Princess Katarina who was half sister to King Gustav 11 Adolf and mother of King Karl X Gustav. It is one of the most important as well as beautiful churches in Stockholm. Several famous people are buried in the churchyard including author Per Anders Fogelström and assasinated Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh. The church stands close the spot where the victims of the Stockholm Bloodbath in 1520 were burned after being executed so the site is said to be cursed. You can come and listen to the church organ being played at lunchtimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Stockholm’s Stadsmuseum

    Stockholm’s Stadsmuseum
    This is Stockholm’s city museum which documents, preserves and exhibits its history. It is housed in Södra Stadshuset which dates from 1685 and was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. Temporary exhibitions are on the ground floor. On the upper floors you will work your way through Swedish history from its time as a fortified port to the modern city it is today. On the third floor there are models of a factory; a registrar’s office and a schoolroom all from the 19th century. There are also two 1940s flats which have been realistically reconstructed giving you an idea of what living conditions would have been like at this time. If you happen to be there on the weekend on the ground floor you will find a recreation of a city market square. There is also a children’s play area here.
    For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.stadsmuseet.stockholm.se

    Liljeholmsbadet

    Liljeholmsbadet
    This bath house dating from the 1930s is found in a white wooden building on a floating wooden pontoon on Lake Mälaren. It is open on some days for women and other days for men. The water temperature is always 30 degrees Celsius but it is closed in Summer. Sometimes you can hear live jazz and classical music while you swim.
    For information about Liljeholmsbadet visit the website at: http://www.stockholm.se/-/Serviceenhetsdetaljer/?enhet=add732997ff64fd6b7b86c7ecdb1e9c4