Imagine a city that floats on calm expanses of water, a city where 750 years of history meets ultra-modern design, a city that every year becomes the focus of the worlds of science and literature.
With world-class restaurants, glamorous bars and clubs, and galleries and museums to suit every taste, it's no wonder that Stockholm is known as the Capital of Scandinavia. Welcome!
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With summer around the corner and tourists already heading to the Swedish capital, part-time Stockholmer Erik Bloom shares the secrets of how to find the ten best places to visit in Stockholm that the average visitor may never find. READ »
While a reunion of Swedish super group Abba may never happen, a new museum opening on Tuesday in Stockholm offers the next-best chance to witness the foursome on stage. READ »
With the Abba Museum opening on Tuesday, The Local's Oliver Gee gets a sneak peak behind the scenes, has a quick word with Björn Ulvaeus, and tries to find out if Stockholmers are willing to sing their favourite Abba song on camera. Hint: they are. READ »
"“I’m off to march in the protest this morning, Mamma,” my daughter said. Sweden’s right wing political party, discredited after senior..." READ »
"The Seikoen Japanese restaurant across the street from the Sheraton Hotel at Tegelbacken was one of Stockholm’s first Japanese restaurants, set up long before..." READ »
At least two schools, a police station, and 15 cars were set ablaze in Stockholm on Thursday night as riots in the suburbs of the Swedish capital continued for the fifth straight night. READ »
Cars were engulfed in flames on Monday night and youths clashed with police in the north-western Stockholm district of Husby for a second night in a row. READ »
The president of the Stockholm School of Economics, one of Sweden's most prestigious universities, has been forced out in response to a scandal over his hiring of a high-ranking official who'd been convicted of insider trading. READ »
More than half of Swedes in their twenties are stuck living at home with their parents in major metropolitan areas, with observers blaming politicians for abdicating any responsibility for dealing with lack of housing. READ »
Police fatally shot a 69-year-old man in an apartment in north Stockholm on Monday evening after responding to calls that a man armed with a machete was menacing the neighbourhood. READ »
A limousine-service app has accused the Swedish authorities of bureaucratic bullying, engaging thousands of users to protest on its behalf, while some fans have dismissed the company's complaints as a PR ploy. READ »
Young seasonal workers hired to scare people in the haunted house at Stockholm's Gröna Lund amusement park have told their own horror stories of beatings and groping by visitors to the popular theme park. READ »