If you’ve followed the #Stockholm-hashtag, you might have seen photos of a long tunnel. It looks infinite, is yellow and if you ask us, a bit creepy by night… The tunnel is called Brunkebergstunneln and was built between the years of 1884 – 1886. It was inaugurated by King Oscar II on the 9th of June in 1886. Ready was a tunnel, 231 meters long, 4 meters wide and 3,9 meters high. From the beginning the residents had to pay 2 cents to pass the tunnel. If you want to visit the tunnel, it stretches from David Bagares Gata 6 to Tunnelgatan 1A. It goes under Regeringsgatan and Malmskillnadsgatan.
On 23rd of November Google and Fotografiska, the centre for contemporary photography in Stockholm, open up their exhibition #recollectionbygoogle. This is exhibition is meant to be created by the public. Anyone who wants to participate can post an analogue picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #recollectionbygoogle. The purpose of the exhibition is to give new life to analogue photos lying around at peoples homes, that’s probably been forgotten. The photos that get’s chosen will be up for a certain amount of time at Fotografiska.
Photo by anchoredandadrift.com
Are you coming to Stockholm during Christmas? We know what’s happening in the city during Christmas. Tag a long!
Inaugurating of the Stockholm Christmas by the city on November 19th. During Christmas-times the city is lighten by 35 places in the city up by thousands of lights (more precisely 700 000 lamps). On the 19th of November it’s time for the inauguration of “Stockholm Christmas”, between 14.40 and 15.50 at Nybroplan. A Christmas choir will sing and the city will offer mulled wine and gingerbread. Perhaps the first real Christmassy event of the season.
Christmas Spirit – join our walking tour of Gamla stan! We can’t help it, we need to hint about our own Christmas tour in Stockholm – Christmas Spirit. It’s a 75 minute long walking tour that takes place in Gamla stan (the Old Town) and includes all you need to know about how the Swedes celebrate Christmas, and mulled wine is of course included.
Design Christmas Market on Karlaplan. If you’re a fan of Christmas markets you won’t be disappointed in Stockholm. We have the classic one on Stortorget, Gamla stan, one on Sergels Torg by city center and of course the one at Skansen, the world’s first Open-Air Museum. A newcomer to count with is the one arranged by Designmarknad Stockholm, a organizer of markets where designers can sell their stuff directly to the public. When they together with one of Stockholm’s most popular markets – Hornstulls Market – put together a Christmas market we have high hopes! Go here if you want to shop designer products. The market will take place very advent (26-27 November, 3-4 and 10-11 December) at Garnisonen, Karlaplan (Karlavägen 100).
Christmas celebration at Rosendals’ Garden. Rosendals’ Garden is one of the most popular sights in Stockholm during summer, and it’s not for nothing: here you can put together your own bouquets, have a fika under the apple trees and buy locally produced plants and flowers. Not the garden invites you to come celebrate Christmas with them and we say: why not! For sale you’ll find seasonal food, flowers and pastries. The premiere is on 24th of November, but the 18th of December is the evening we find most interesting: a light show will be arranged and they will have a campfire when the sun sets. More info about Rosendals’ Garden can be found on their website.
Julbord (Christmas buffet) all over the city. It’s quite usual that many restaurants change their menu during Christmas and go fully on julbord. So, how do you pick and choose? We wouldn’t know really, but we can give you some hints on tables we find attractive: Skansen’s, because of it’s gorgeous environment and famous chef who’s behind it, Christmas lunch at Den Gyldene Freden where you will be served the food in four rounds and last but not least the classic Mårten Trotzig because they know what they are doing and they have been doing it for years and years.
Photo by Sanna Argus Tirén, The Royal Court, Sweden
Are you into royalty and fashion? Then this exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is something for you – Royal Wedding Dresses. Royal Wedding Dresses is exactly what it sounds like – an exhibition of royal wedding dresses, used by Swedish royal brides. In the collection, which is exhibited at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, you’ll find five dresses: the one Queen Silvia used, Mrs Lillian Craig’s (married to Swedish Prince Bertil, uncle to our present King), Crown Princess Victoria’s, Princess Madeleine’s and Miss Sofia Hellqvist’s. The exhibition is a commemorate for Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40 years of marriage in 2016. Fact is, no one has been queen as long as present Queen Silvia has. The exhibition takes place in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 and 16.00. It closes on 12th of March 2017, so there’s plenty of time left to visit the exhibition!
Photo by Hendrik Zeitler / Vegovision
Vegovision – that’s the name of the fair that for the first time ever comes to Stockholm during the weekend 5 – 6th of November. And it’s all about vegan food! It’s in the venue Münchenbryggeriet, located on Södermalm, that Vegovision will have it’s first fair in Stockholm. It’s earlier been arranged in Umeå and Gothenburg. Vegovision is a fair arranged by Djurens Rätt (Animal’s Right Protection in Sweden). The purpose of the fair is to inspire people to cook more vegan food and spread food joy. On the fair you can try delicious vegan food, go to interesting seminars and greet re-sellers of vegan products. The fair opened in Umeå, 2008, and has since then grown year by year. Later it expanded to Gothenburg. Both towns are pausing this year to have full focus on the fairs impact on Stockholm. The fair is open between 10.00 – 18.00 on Saturday and 10.00 – 17.00 on Sunday. The entrance fee is SEK 100. See you there!
Photo by Holger Ellgaard
Beautiful environment, delicious delicacies and crafts – does that sound like something for you? Then you need to go to the harvest market at Ulriksdals Palace between the 5th and 6th of November. Between 11.00 – 16.00, the weekend 5 – 6th of November it’s time for the annual harvest market at Ulriksdals Palace. The palace is located in the Royal National City Park in Solna, built in the 1600s. During the harvest market you’ll find market stalls, both in the royal park and in the gift shop. During the weekend the palace also offers plenty of guided tours of the palace and the area, if you’re interested in learning more about Ulriksdals Palace. To go to the harvest market, go to Slottsallén in Solna.