5 green areas in the city
Many tend to head straight for Hagaparken and miss the beautiful Bellevue Park on the southern shore of Brunnsviken. From its highest point you have a panoramic view over the lake. Tip: visit the famous sculptor Carl Eldh’s fantastic studio museum in a wooden building from 1919.
Vitabergsparken is located on the eastern part of Södermalm. The hilly park has two peaks: on one of them you can find Sofia Kyrka, a beautiful church, and on top of the other is a music pavilion. In summertime, the park is a popular spot for outdoor yoga classes, picnics and open-air theatre.
Boisterous Drottninggatan seems far away in the grove on the hill of Tegnérlunden. The square park was originally built in the late 1800s, but was re-built in 1940. Escape the hustle and bustle with a good book or bring some fika from one of the nearby cafes.
After a 20-minute walk from busy Stureplan, you will reach a wooded area. Lill-Janskogen (Little Jan’s forest) at northern Djurgården is a popular forest for recreational activities – you can tell by the joggers, cyclists and walkers. Let Stockholm Olympic Stadium be your starting point and find your way along winding paths among the trees.
If you are spending time in Kungsholmen, it’s always good to know that there is a green oasis hidden among the blocks of flats. Planted in the late 19th century on a mountain, this hilly park has grown into a lush space. Here you can find a playground, a Jewish cemetery, ball courts and wild rabbits.
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