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.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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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
Author: jenny

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