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Summer in Stockholm means picnics! If you want to hang out with the locals, check out one of these parks during your visit in Stockholm.
In the middle of Stockholm’s hipster area, head to Vitabergsparken on Södermalm, just by Nytorget. This park is crammed with residents having a beer, barbecuing and hanging out with friends. While you’re here, note the classical wooden houses in the park, and the church Sofia Kyrka. To go to Vitabergsparken, take the metro to Skanstull or Medborgarplatsen and walk 10 minutes.
For being so close to the city center and all it’s attractions, the island of Skeppsholmen is surprisingly quiet. This little island is the home to Moderna Museet and the famous boat af Chapman, but it’s also great for picnics. Around the island are smaller green spots where you’ll most often sit alone of with a few others. The best thing about Skeppsholmen is the view over the water which are found from the whole island; watch over Gamla stan and Södermalm from one side and Östermalm and Djurgården from the other. To go to Skeppsholmen, walk from the city center or take the metro to Kungsträdgården.
Långholmen used to be the prison island, but now it’s a place for relaxation and bathing. Here you’ll find a beach, big cliffs and and a café and inn. A walk around the island is not longer than 3 kilometers, so why not go exploring before you choose where to sit down for a picnic? To go to Långholmen, take the metro to Hornstull and walk.
Hagaparken is in many way a royal park; it’s the venue where our Swedish Princess Victoria lives with her family, and it’s grounds are huge. In Hagaparken, there’s much to do if you get bored during picnic; you can check out Haga Castle, have a fika at Koppartälten café, and of course go to The Butterfly House Haga Ocean. Here you’ll find one of Scandinavia’s largest shark aquariums, and walk around in the tropical closed environment where butterflies fly freely. To go to Hagaparken, take bus 515 from Odenplan.
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Copenhagen is a great city to visit regardless if the sun’s shining or the snow’s covering the ground. But there’s just something special about being in Copenhagen during summer. Here’s three things you cannot miss if you’re going!
Soak up the sun and feel that summer breeze from the sea
Copenhagen is very much surrounded by water which enable one of our most beloved things to do: hang out by the waterfronts! Buy yummy picnic stuff at the nearest supermarket and set the table wherever it suits you. Three beloved examples of places in Copenhagen that’s great fot picnics are Islands Brygge, Dronning Louises Bro and the canals of Christianshavn.
Tivoli – Copenhagen’s amusement park and fabulous concert venue all in one
Since 1843 the amusement park Tivoli has been offering residents and visitors of Copenhagen an experience out of the ordinary. The carousels are surrounded by beautiful gardens and over 30 restaurants of all types and for every wallet. Besides the obvious reason for a visit – going for a ride in one of the many carousels – you can enjoy concerts, fireworks and theatres at Tivoli. The full programme can be spotted here. We can’t imagine a better place to spend a lovely summer evening. PS. Did you know that Hans Christian Andersen was so inspired by the lovely gardens when it just had opened, that he wrote the fairytale the Nightingale efter? As if you weren’t already convinced by this blog post’s photo yet!
Stay surrounded by flowers at Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden
What better way to celebrate summer than smelling flowers, watching cool plants and lay down for a while in a beautiful setting? The 10 hectares big Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen is located in the inner city and it costs nothing to enter. Their collection of living plants consists of more than 13,000 species. Don’t miss the lovely glasshouses and two cafés!
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If orchestras and operas are like sweet music for your ears, you’ll love this seasonal event in Copenhagen’s amusement park Tivoli! SommerKlassisk is a program of classical music concerts taking place from 27th of May to 17th of September.
For only DKK 50 you can enjoy wonderful classical music at Tivoli in Copenhagen all summer long. Weather you’re interested in listening to Mozart or Bond music, or want to experience prestigious orchestras like Norwegian National Youth Orchestra or Royal Danish Academy of Music, we assure you there’ll be something there for you! The full list of concerts can be found on Tivoli’s website, where you’ll also find opening hours and ticket prices. What a wonderful time to be alive!
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