Kungsholmen Walk, Stockholm

Kungsholmen Walk (Self Guided), Stockholm

Kungsholmen is a delightful residential area that charms with its architecture, cafés, walkways and parks. The scenic locale is often missed by many tourists, yet it is a pleasant escape from the crowds and provides a glimpse of real Stockholm life.

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view with a leisurely stroll along a waterside walkway. Enjoy a shopping trip in the local stores and then relax on the lush lawns of one of the parks. Take in the architectural highlights of the district. Go to the Sankt Eriks residential area to see one of Stockholm’s largest housing projects from the 1990s. Look over the Stockholm Police building, a tower-capped structure renowned for its eclectic architectural style.

Next door is the Stockholm Court House, built in the National Romantic style. Then visit Stockholm City Hall, one of the city’s most famous buildings. At the apex of the tall tower are three crowns, the Swedish national coat of arms. Climb up inside the 348-feet (106-meter) tower for superlative views of the city. If you don’t fancy the ascent all the way to the top, an elevator will carry you half the way there. Fans of numbers may be interested to know that it took eight million bricks to construct City Hall.
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Kungsholmen Walk Map

Guide Name: Kungsholmen Walk
Guide Location: Sweden » Stockholm
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: jenny
Sankt Eriksgatan

2) Sankt Eriksgatan

Sankt Eriks Towers

3) Sankt Eriks Towers

Sankt Eriks Towers

4) Sankt Eriks Towers

Sankt Eriks Towers

5) Sankt Eriks Towers

Sankt Eriks Residential Area

6) Sankt Eriks Residential Area

Fleminggatan corner with Pipersgatan

7) Fleminggatan corner with Pipersgatan

Fleminggatan corner with Pipersgatan

8) Fleminggatan corner with Pipersgatan

Stockholm Police Headquarters

9) Stockholm Police Headquarters

Stockholm Court House

10) Stockholm Court House

Hantverkargatan corner with Kungsholmstorg

11) Hantverkargatan corner with Kungsholmstorg

Hantverkargatan 18-22

12) Hantverkargatan 18-22

Hantverkargatan 10

13) Hantverkargatan 10

Norr Mälarstrand (Northern Mälaren Shore)

14) Norr Mälarstrand (Northern Mälaren Shore)

Walking Tours in Stockholm, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Stockholm

Create Your Own Walk in Stockholm

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Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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