Big and small. Well-known and unique. Classics like the Vasa Museum and modern newcomers like ABBA The Museum and Fotografiska. In Stockholm, there are more than a hundred attractions to choose from. We have boiled it down to a list of eight things you simply cannot miss.
The Royal Opera (Kungliga Operan)
Kungliga Operan has been the Swedish national venue for opera and ballet since January 18, 1773. You can visit Kungliga Operan as a member of the audience at one of the performances or take a guided tour. On the tour, you will have the opportunity to look backstage, visit the royal rooms, and peer down into the orchestra pit. Learn about the fascinating history of Kungliga Operan and get a glimpse of what backstage life is like today.
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design
At the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design you find all you need to know about Swedish architecture and construction from the 19th century up to today.
ABBA The Museum & Swedish Music Hall of Fame
Finally, the music, the clothes, the lyrics, musicals, and films of ABBA have been gathered in Stockholm and will be displayed in a permanent exhibition. Swedish popular music has also been honored with a dedicated museum in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame.
Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography. The museum presents four unique major exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions annually.
The Royal Palace
Want to be inspired by home decorating trends from four centuries? Or just want to feel like a King or a Queen for a day? Then you should take time to wander through the Royal Palace and follow in the footsteps of Queen Christina, Gustav III or our present King Carl XVI Gustaf.
The UNESCO World Heritage Woodland Cemetery
A strangely romantic and oddly mesmerizing cemetery a short ride south of the city.
The UNESCO World Heritage cemetery covers hundreds of hectares of heavily-planted pine forest, green hills and grassy slopes.
The Vasa Museum
The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures.
This atmospheric sculpture park, overlooking the inlet of Stockholm, is the former home and sculpture garden of Carl Milles, Sweden’s foremost sculptor, and his most breathtaking works are on display here.