If you haven’t visited Stockholm yet, you must! Sweden’s capital is not only famous for the 2nd place with most Eurovision contest winners (as Stockholm was many times in focus for pop-music lovers), but for much more – and you will read in this post about my first time experience in Stockholm.
Stockholm is so far the only city in Scandinavia I’ve been. I had a chance to visit one of my best friends, who used to live there for many years, and so had a pretty good guide around the city. In relation to that, I must admit I didn’t really pay attention to the names of streets and places so much while I was there, so I sat now down to write and refresh my memory for those of you who would go to this cool city on their own there. And my final verdict is that Stockholm is awesome and you need to see it!
My short-pointed explanation of Stockholm would be:
- clean, structured and organized
- with high security and control by the state – everything done by the book
- expensive in general
- hype, cool
- cold-ish for my taste – in May when I was there it was either freezing due to cold wind or it was sunny but not so warm (although the locals were in flip-flops and shirts).
Stockholm is built on islands. When I visited Hamburg last year as well, I immediately said it reminded me of Stockholm, because of the similar style of buildings architecture and lots of bridges connecting different parts of the city.