About Johannes G
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Sep 2009
25-34 year old male
Historic Walking Areas
Taxis & Shuttles
Castles, Historic Sites
Monteliusvägen is an observation path on Stockholm's southern island of Södermaln. The path was built in 1998 and has attracted many locals and visitors since, who come to enjoy the view over Stockholm. From here you get a great view over Gamla Stan and Kungsholmen.
Taxinge Slott is one of those little oases that Stockholmers visit when they want to escape their busy city lives. It's only 45 minutes by car from Stockholm but feels like a whole different world. The 200 year-old castle is located right next to Lake Mälaren, and is surrounded by a little forest, which can almost make you feel like you are in a Disney movie. Many people come here just to take a walk around the beautiful area or to have coffee inside the castle.
It is no secret that Swedes love their coffee. This also explains the vast number of coffee shops you find in Stockholm — the only question is, where do you go to get the best roast? Espresso Sosta Bar definitely belongs to the top coffee shops you can find in Stockholm. Truly authentic Italian espresso and delicious pastries — what more can one ask for?
If you are looking for the best spa in Stockholm, visit the Yasuragi Spa and Hotel in Nacka. Only 30 minutes by train from Stockholm Central Station or 40 minutes by boat from Gamla Stan, Yasuragi offers the possibility to experience traditional Japanese hot springs, massages, and yoga classes in beautifully designed facilities. In addition, Yasuragi makes it possible to extend your visit and stay in one of their lovely hotel rooms, eat in one of the Japanese restaurants, or just have drink at the sake bar. Yasuragi is a truly authentic Japanese-style hotel spa and an absolute must for everyone who is looking for the ultimate spa experience.
One of my favorite coffee shops in Stockholm is Kaffe, a very Swedish and down-to-earth place with great coffee and cake. Located close to Slussen metro station, it's easy to get here.
Gripsholm Castle was built in 1537 and hosts one of the world's most important portrait collections today. The castle is located in a small town called Mariefred and attracts many visitors each year. The castle is open to the public and provides guided tours in both Swedish and English. It's not located in the most convenient location if you are in Stockholm, but is definitely still worth a visit if you have time.
Färgfabriken (color factory) is a gallery/museum/coffee-shop/convention center/popular hipster hangout, located in Stockholm's Liljeholmen, right by the water front. The former factory attracts visitors with its continuously changing events and its great coffee shop. Stockholmers love to come here on a weekend to join in a discussion or just have coffee in a nice environment.
Urban Deli is a restaurant/supermarket at Nytorget on Södermalm. This area is known for its hip restaurants, cafés and shops, and Urban Deli is definitely one of them. At Urban Deli you can enjoy very good food in a leisurely environment, or you can come here to buy your groceries/picnic supplies.
Mellqvist Kaffebar today belongs to the more established independent coffee shops in Stockholm and is a famous destination for young people who live on Södermalm. The café offers typically Swedish cakes and sandwiches and makes really great coffee.