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“The place you will not want to miss in Stockholm!”
Review of Norrmalm

Norrmalm
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US$ 22.52*
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Modern Stockholm Walking Tour
Ranked #84 of 312 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Norrmalm in Stockholm is also known as the "city" (or to some people it means new town) contrasting from the Gamla Stan (the old town), which is being divided by a walkway and bridge over a promenade.

The former comprise of many shopping malls and stores, tall,big, modern and new commercial buildings, beside those boutique and independent stores around the area, including an open air fresh flowers and fruits market. And the latter would present a more historical and cultural aspects of Stockholm with centuries year old shophouse buildings, museums and churches. Both areas also have lots of restaurants, cafes, convenience and souvenir shops, makeshift stalls etc.

It's a breeze walking around here and all the lanes and roads are somehow interlinked and people here are generally friendly and helpful. When we were there after our city hall tour, it was closed to lunch time and the place (especially the F&B outlets) were packed with people. So you may have to wait for a seat but if you are short of time, having some finger food while doing your window shopping is recommended.

There were also street performers here and you could enjoy some really live singing while you roam or shop around!

We had about a good 3-hr break here and bought quite a number of souvenir items here before leaving Stockholm in the afternoon heading to Karlstad!

Recommended for a visit, especially the shopaholics!

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

A trendy neighborhood full of shops and restaurants. Very lively at night. We went to Norrmalm to try a restaurant (Riche) that was recommended by a waitress at another place. But unfortunately since it was a very busy night and we didn't have a reservation, we could get in until like 2 hours afterward. All others restaurants were also very packed. After wandering the street to find restaurant for a while, we were lucky to get a seat at the bar at Sturehof. So, my recommendation if you are planning to have a dinner in this neighborhood is to make your reservation ahead.

Thank YunitaTHollinger
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

It is a shipping, shopping and hotel area. It is steps way from the central station and the city hall. Here we boarded on the Prins Carl Philip ship to Drottningholm on a nice 1hr (or so) sailing through some of the Stockholm waterways. It is worth walking along the promenade and enjoying your fika!

Thank mabrondani
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The best shopping area in town. It's classy, big alleys and a lot of beautiful store. The atmosphere is really good as well. Trendy.

Thank Davina A
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Our lovely comfortable apartment was just off Valhallavägen. We enjoyed our many walks to the centre, along Nybrogatan and parallel streets. Our first afternoon we passed the unique Ostermalms Saluhall and visited Hallwyl Museum, a grand introduction to the city.

Karlavagen and Valhallavägen are wonderful boulevards with a fine central linear park. The former passes through Karlaplan with its great fountain.

There are so many attractions, encompassing museums, art galleries, the opera house, gorgeous churches and two magnificent libraries, State and Royal.

Churches we enjoyed included Jacobs Kyrka, exquisite Klara Kyrka and the wonderful Engelbrektskyrkan that was particularly impressive silhouetted in the moonlight on its commanding elevation.

The Historiska Museet had a superlative exhibition on the Vikings, as well as its major permanent collections. The Baroque Hall and the Gold Room were memorable.

Another route we enjoyed strolling along was the full length of Drottninggatan, predominantly pedestrianised, from its inception, passing Sergels Torg to Kungstensgatan and Observatorielunden which is a lovely park. It's a premier shopping street.

Close to our rental was the Olympic Stadium dating from the 1912 games. It is a wonderful sight. At the entrance is a plaque with a long list of records broken in 1912.

Lovely parks and green areas are plentiful. Berzelii Park has the delightful Berns Restaurant, while close by is peaceful Kungsträdgården with grand fountains and water features. Humlegården is lovely and additionally contains the classic Royal Library.

One afternoon we decided to walk to the marvellous Millesgården from Valhallavägen, along Lidingövägen and Norra Lanken, and crossing Gamla Lidingöbron that afforded panoramic views. It was fascinating to see up close this part of the city and port area. Travellers were making their way with luggage to the international ferries that were berthed along.

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