Ice_Riddarfjarden©Henrik_Trygg

©Henrik Trygg

Stockholm

A city of contrasts

The natural beauty of Stockholm makes the city a great experience to discover on foot, by bike or boat. The city is Built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. A third of the city is made up of green spaces and another third by waterways. Stockholm is the first city ever to be awarded the title European Green Capital 2010.

A leading sustainable growth region

Stockholm is one of the world’s leading regions when it comes to technology start-ups. The city has a long tradition of successful technology companies and innovations – from Nobel and Ericsson to Skype and Spotify– are proof of Stockholm’s beneficial entrepreneurial climate. Stockholm is Europe’s fastest growing city and is regularly voted one of the best cities in the world to live and work. The proximity to nature, the clean air, the international atmosphere, the beneficial entrepreneurial climate, and the tolerant vibe in the city creates exciting opportunities for people of all types of backgrounds and ages.

Stockholm Stadion -100 years ahead of its time

The fifth Olympic Games were held in Stockholm in 1912. Many say they saved the modern Olympics. Why ?

Perhaps because the games were forward-looking in many ways: Stockholm Stadion, the main stadium, was built by Torben Grut between 1910 and 1912 with an eye on the future, offering great technical innovations. The progressive stadium became a model for similar arenas all over the world. And today, Stockholm Stadion is the oldest Olympic arena still in use.

Ever since the Olympic games of 1912, the city has a long and proud tradition of organised sport activities, with many popular competitions and international events taking place each year. Stockholm has been a magnet for various kinds of events and athletic ones like the Asics Stockholm Marathon and Sweden Horse Show keep attracting visitors from all over the world, revealing the attractiveness of the city.

Ever since the Olympic games of 1912, the city has a long and proud tradition of organised sport activities, with many popular competitions and international events taking place each year. Stockholm has been a magnet for various kinds of events and athletic ones like the Asics Stockholm Marathon and Sweden Horse Show keep attracting visitors from all over the world, revealing the attractiveness of the city.

  • Country: Sweden
  • Population: 914,909 inhab.
  • Mayor: Mrs Anna König Jerlmyr
  • Area: 188 km2
  • Official language: Swedish
  • Official website: start.stockholm
  • Olympic events: Summer Olympic Games 1912 / Summer Olympic Games Melbourne – Stockholm 1956
  • Stortorget©Jeppe Wikstrom
  • Rooftop Tour©Visit Stockholm
  • Old Town Winter©Jeppe Wikstrom
  • Stockholm Stadion©Yanan Li
  • Royal Palace Sprint©Henrik Trygg
  • Stockholm Heli@Henrik Trygg
  • Soldermalm©Tove Freij
  • Opposite Royal Palace©Jeppe Wikstrom
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