Parties and clubs during Stockholm Pride

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Wednesday
Moxy Pride Wednesday (lesbian)

Café Polari (mixed)

Candy (mixed)

KingKong Wednesday Pride (gay)

SLM Stockholm – Pride open house (mixed) (fetish)

WONK DAYTIME PRIDEPARTY at Josefina (gay)

WONK RAW NIGHT: PRIDE EDITION (gay)

Pride pre party on the rooftop bar at Urban Deli (lesbian)


Thursday
Candy (mixed)

MadameBeatrice MixedParty (trans)

Moxy Pride Thursday (lesbian)

Patricia Gaykväll (gay)

SLM Stockholm – Pride open house (guys only) (fetish)

The Underwear Party / Underklädesfesten (mixed)

WONK PRIDE: DRAG IT UP (drag)

Worlds Biggest Schlager After Party (mixed)

Pride pre party on the rooftop bar at Urban Deli (lesbian)

 

Friday
The OFFICIAL CLEAN Sthlm Pride 2015 After Party (mixed)

Moxy Pride Friday (lesbian)

ÅRETS STORA TJEJFEST #3 – PRIDE EDITION (lesbian)

30+ Women Pride Party (lesbian)

Mälarpaviljongen goes Dance (mixed)

@$$ MR FRENCH (mixed)

Pride Candy XL (mixed)

HORNHUSET OFF PRIDE (mixed)

King Kong Pride Friday (gay)

SLM Stockholm – Sports Night (fetish)

Naughty Friday at Torget (gay)

Stockholm Gay Club (gay)

Viking Bear 20th Anniversay Party (gay)

WONK PRIDE SPORTS NIGHT (gay)

 

Saturday
PROUD: THE HUGE INDOOR FESTIVAL PRIDE AFTERPARTY (mixed)

GAYTIME SESSIONS @TRÄDGÅRDEN (mixed)

King Kong Pride Saturday (gay)

Motherfu***ing Mega Pride Party by Mums Mums (mixed)

Moxy Stockholm & Club aweSOme present Pride Closing Party (lesbian)

Pride Cloisng Party at Bon Palais (mixed)

PROUD PRIDE UNITY! @ TRÄDGÅRDEN (mixed)

SLM – Pride Club Berlin (gay)

Dekadance (fetish)

The OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY “The Last Dance” (mixed)

WONK – IN PRIDE WE TRUST (gay)

Berns Pride Celebration (mixed)

 

Sunday
Pride Finale at Mälarpaviljongen (mixed)

Patricia Gaykväll (gay)

SLM Stockholm – Pride pub night (gay)

Sôn of Kong (gay)

Stockholm Gay Club (gay)

SISSY (mixed)

Enjoy the summer at LGBT hotspot Mälarpaviljongen

Put on your sunglasses and enjoy the summerl sun at Mälarpaviljonen, one of the best places in Stockholm to enjoy this fantastic season. Overlooking Lake Mälaren this is a cosy, green haven where you can chill out over a glass of wine, sea food spring lunch or just enjoy a coffee & cake after a pleasant walk along Norr Mälarstrand Promenade.

“Laid-back and peaceful during the day, and utterly magical as the sun sets over the water, it ups the tempo in the evening and stays hopping until the small hours.” Condé Nast Traveller.

This is the place if you are looking for an atmospheric, cozy local restaurant and high-spirited bar with great music and people. It also happens to one of the hottest LGBT spots in town!

www.malarpaviljongen.se

Two gay friendly hotels in Stockholm

When in Stockholm you have to stay in style close to chic shops, trendy bars and fabulous nightlife! These two hotels are members of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and located in the city center.

Hotel Skeppsholmen
Gröna Gången 1, +46 8 407 23 00
www.hotelskeppsholmen.com
On a peaceful and lush island in the middle of the bustling city lies a more than 300 year old house. This rural setting is the home of award winning Hotel Skeppsholmen, a modern and eco-friendly hot spot situated on the waterfront. The hotel has 81 rooms to offer and a popular restaurant – and because modern design permeates throughout the hotel the staff’s work uniforms are sponsored by the Swedish brand Acne.

Hilton Stockholm Slussen
Guldgränd 8, +46 8 517 353 00
www.hilton.com
This hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm, just between trendy Södermalm and medieval Old Town. If you find yourself in one of the rooms facing north you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the gateway to Stockholm’s ridiculously beautiful archipelago. In the morning, you must try their famous breakfast and also taste their very own honey, which is produced on the hotels terrace, in the middle of the city, by 100.000 bees. In the evening you can relax in the hotels jacuzzi – after your workout in the gym.

 

For more hotels that are members of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network visit http://gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com/hotels/

A rainy day in Stockholm

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Rainy days are perfect for museum visits, and in Stockholm, there are plenty to choose from. How about checking out three brand new exhibitions?

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Men at Water. Jan Hietala and Eugène Jansson in dialogue.
13 June – 20 September at Thielska Galleriet

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CECIL BEATON: Master of photography
18 June – 30 August at Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum

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Reprogramming the city.
18 June – August 30 at Arkitektur- och designcentrum

Souvenirs from Stockholm

Vacation shopping in Stockholm goes well beyond the Swedish flag printed t-shirt or a keychain from a souvenir shop. We selected a few places where you’ll find souvenirs that are uniquely Swedish.

BYREDO PERFUMS, Mäster Samuelsgatan 6
www.byredo.com
What makes Byredo unique is its simplicity and the relatively few ingredients they use.  All the fragrances are unisex. In the shop you will find perfumes, candles and body products, some of them made exclusively for the store. You’ll also find Byredo at NK.

ACNE, Norrmalmstorg Square
www.acnestudios.com
A fashion house that has met with great success all over the world, using its trendy and innovative jeans collection as a starting point. The first collection consisted of only 100 pairs, which were distributed to friends and acquaintances. But the demand for more jeans was tremendous, and so Acne Jeans was born. Today Acne makes entire women’s and men’s collections, including shoes and accessories.

PÄRLANS KONFEKTYR, Nytorgsgatan 38
www.parlanskonfektyr.se
This 50’s styled place makes the best soft caramels in town. Don’t miss the one with vanilla/sea salt!

SVENSKT TENN, Strandvägen 5
www.svenskttenn.se
Svenskt Tenn is known for the colorful and unique Josef Frank textiles with floral and animal prints as well as an amazing selection of furniture, lamps, and gifts. The prices can be very high but this is an incredible spot to catch the latest trends in Scandinavian interior design!

 

The best of the best

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
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.

Millesgården
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.

 

Stockholm Voices: Nadja and Martin

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Stockholm Voices is a series of interviews with the people of Stockholm. They are all strong and important ambassadors in the LGBT community. Let them introduce you to their favorite places in our city.

This time we’ve asked Nadja Karlsson and Martin Blix some questions about our city. Nadja is a journalist and the tasting room manager at Spritmuseum, and Martin the resident DJ at Wonk Stockholm, Singer in Italove and PR and Marketing Wizard at Sheraton Stockholm.

 

Best festival or event in Stockholm this summer?
Nadja: Without a doubt Stockholm Pride, July 27 – Aug 1.
Martin: I really like Dans Dakar, a festival with DJ’s and dance acts that take place in Stockholm every August. This year I look forward to dance to Diplo, see the legend Giorgio Moroder in action and of course Silvana Imam, our lesbian, feminist and anti-racist rapping heroine.

Favorite park?
Nadja: Humlegarden. I pass through there so often.
Martin: Vita Bergsparken, Södermalm. It has a great mix of hipsters and families.

Favorite restaurant?
Nadja: The restaurant at Spritmuseum. It constantly surprises me. Right now the outdoor area located on a pier serves the best of Swedish beer.
Martin:I really like Elefantpojken located at Södermalm. Great Thai food and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Gay friendly Hotel Rival, club King Kong and Jungle Jane

One of the most popular areas of Södermalm are the blocks around Mariatorget Square. You will find restaurants and stores on the streets of St Paulsgatan, Krukmakargatan, Hornsgatan and Swedenborgsgatan, which form the charming square of Mariatorget.

At Mariatorget you also find Hotel Rival – a small, privately owned hotel. The owner? No one else than Benny Andersson from ABBA. Hotel Rival has become very popular with the Stockholmers and it also houses a bistro with a bar, a cocktail bar in art deco style, and a immensely popular café.

“Overlooking a leafy square in the bohemian Södermalm district, this hotel, owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, is also flush with character. Among its features are blow-ups of Swedish film stills above the headboards, so you can drift off to sleep under the disdainful eye of Greta Garbo.” Conde Nast Traveller (UK)

Speaking of ABBA, have you been to ABBA The Museum in Stockholm?

Almost next doors to the hotel you have the very popular gay club King Kong. Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Fridays King Kong transforms to the club Jungle Jane, the newest addition to the lesbian club scene. Don’t miss it!

 

Stockholm Pride 2015

More than half a million people and a dead king can’t be wrong: Stockholm Pride is a perfect celebration of LGBT culture.

The festivals mix of party, politics and culture turns this summer hot capital into a bustling city painted in the colours of the rainbow flag. Since it was first held in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown to become Stockholm’s largest annual festival, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia.

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The week-long festival culminates in the annual Stockholm Pride parade with more than 50,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators who gather to watch the procession of Viking Bears and butches, boy toys and drag queens, gay Christians and gay policemen … you name it!

And the aforementioned dead king? Well, the extravagant king Gustav III (1746-1792) would have loved the parade, which is why it stops at his statue, located below the Royal Palace, and lays a wreath of flowers at his feet.

http://stockholmpride.org

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Explore the Royal Palace

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Did you know that the Royal Palace in Stockholm is one of the largest palaces in Europe? The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms.

The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Treasury. More on the Royal Palace>>

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The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard. Read more about the Royal Guards>>