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Stockholm

The beautiful Swedish capital prides itself on being open to anyone and everyone. A curious city, eager to try anything that is new, anything that’s different. So, welcome to Stockholm, whoever you are!
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Stockholm by numbers

  • 9 roof-top bars in central Stockholm
  • 53… meters above water is Skinnarviksberget, the highest point of trendy Södermalm.
  • 183 900 people pass T-Centralen per day
  • 45 000 participants show up for Stockholm Pride each year
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Visit Stockholm - The Open City

During 2018 Stockholm is inviting people from all around the world to visit. Stockholm says: “We are welcoming dissidents, people we admire, those we can’t understand, the friendly, the disorderly and the well-behaved. We are inviting lovers, haters and hesitaters to come and visit.” Welcome to Stockholm

Where history and future merge

You might know that Stockholm is the second most prolific tech and start up hub in the world, second only to Silicon Valley. This means Swedes are rather smart, but more importantly it means Stockholm attracts the most innovative people from all corners of the world. What meets them is a capital known for its beauty and closeness to nature. You are likely to see people both riding horses and stand up paddling while you wander the streets of Stockholm. 

A lot of things about Stockholm has progressive written all over it, from the gender-neutral preschools and disco for senior citizens to fitness chains offering free training in the parks to the fact that Drottningholm, the beautiful garden by the Royal palace, is open for everyone to enjoy. Stockholm is, in short, a must-visit!

Stockholm may be liberal and forward-looking when it comes to collective mindset, but it’s rich in history too. When in town, don’t miss out on the maritime Vasa Museum and the world’s first open air museum Skansen, both located on the island of Royal Djurgården.