Places to walk in Stockholm
The Swedish capital city, Stockholm is a fantastic tourist destination. The city is the premier destination of the country. This is not surprising at all if we think of the innumerable landmarks and tourist attractions, including architectural jewels, islands, museums, opera houses, theatres, parks, open spaces and so on. In some of the previous articles I have already presented you different tourist information relating to this fantastic city.
Below I will present you the best places to walk in Stockholm. The city’s open spaces occupy about 30% of its total surface. Stockholm is considered one of the greenest cities in Europe. If you decide to visit the city, make sure to walk around and relax in some of its beautiful open spaces.
The island of Djurgården is situated in the central part of the city. Besides being an important open space, it is also home to several visitor attractions, including museums, historical monuments, different galleries, an amusement park and open air museum. The island is very popular among both local people and visitors, dragging thousands or even millions of tourists. If you want to relax in a truly wonderful area, this island is the place to go.
One of the previously mentioned island’s highlights is the wonderful open garden named Rosendals Trädgård. Just like the island, it is a major site for tourists who have the possibility to discover the history of gardening. You will be amazed by the flower garden, rose garden and wine garden. If you are a gardener, you can not miss the visit. You will also find a shop here where you can buy different items for gardening.
Another place to walk in Stockholm is the large park of Humlegården. It used to serve as the Royal Fruit Garden, but today it is a public space of the city. The area attracts several locals and visitors, too. On the grounds of it there are different facilities, including a children’s playground, a skateboard ramp, a soccer ground and lawns.
Bergianska trädgården (Bergius Botanical Garden)
Bergianska trädgården is a fantastic botanical garden of the city. Founded in 1791, the botanical garden is a great open space of Stockholm. Among the highlights of the garden are the Victoria Greenhouse, E. Anderson’s Greenhouse and the Japanese Pond. The garden is open all year around: from April to September it is open daily from 11:00 to 17:00; October to March weekdays from 11:00 to 16:00 and weekends from 11:00 to 17:00. (July 2013)
One of the most popular recreation areas of Stockholm is its central park named Kungsträdgården. The park hosts several annual events like outdoor concerts. Besides, the park is famous among locals and visitors for its lovely outdoor cafés. It is surely one of the best places to walk I Stockholm.