Östermalm Cultural Walk, Part 1 (Self Guided), Stockholm

Östermalm is one of the most populous districts in Stockholm. An impressive number of official buildings, museums and higher public educational institutions are located in Östermalm. Take this tour to visit Musikmuseet, Swedish History Museum, Museum of Ethnography, several art galleries and many others.
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Guide Name: Östermalm Cultural Walk, Part 1
Guide Location: Sweden » Stockholm (See other walking tours in Stockholm)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: rose
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Börje Andersson

1) Börje Andersson

Börje Andersson is a gallery specializing in Swedish and international graphic artists. A wide range of graphics and sculptures are displayed, including works by such artists as Hans Belin, Barton Lidice Benes, John-Erik Franzén and others.
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Stureplan

2) Stureplan

Stureplan is a high-end public square in central Stockholm, between Norrmalm and Östermalm. The square connects the major streets Kungsgatan, Birger Jarlsgatan and Sturegatan. The buildings around the square house offices of banks and other financial institutions, as well as several corporate headquarters. Some of the country's most famous and expensive restaurants and bars are located in the area around Stureplan. Some examples are Sturehof, Spy Bar, Riche, Laroy, Hell's Kitchen, East and Sturecompagniet. Exclusive fashion houses with shops in the area include Versace, Hugo Boss, Gucci, and LV. Here you also find the Sturegallerian mall and the Scandic Anglais hotel, part of the Scandic Hotels chain.

In Sweden, Stureplan has also become a well-known symbol for exclusivity since the major refurbishments during the 1980s. Known as an area with many expensive, luxurious bars and restaurants, it is considered a playground for upper-class youth, celebrities, young business executives and the hipper, more recent members of the Swedish Royal Family. Close to Stureplan is the park Humlegården with the National Library of Sweden. Stureplan is connected to Östermalmstorgmetro station of the Stockholm Metro.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hallwylska palatset

3) Hallwylska palatset

Hallwyl House (Swedish: Hallwylska palatset) was built 1893–1898 to the design of Isak Gustaf Clason for Count Walther von Hallwyl and his wife,Wilhelmina. It was created to accommodate the office of the count and the extensive art collection of the countess. While the exterior of the building and the court is historical in style — borrowing architectural elements from medieval prototypes and Renaissance Venice — it was utterly modern on its completion — including electricity, central heating, telephones, and bathrooms. The elevator was a later addition. The countess collected her artworks during her worldwide journeys in order to found a museum, and, consequently, the palace was donated to the Swedish State in 1920, a decade before her death. The museum is open to the public, and the Hallwyl Collection which is housed there encompasses some 50,000 objects.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Royal Dramatic Theatre

4) Royal Dramatic Theatre (must see)

Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre was founded in 1788 under the patronage of King Gustav III. The theater consists of an incredibly large building, which houses eight stages allowing the theater to present over 1,000 shows annually. Stora Scenen is the main stage and holds 720 people when sold out. The Lilla Scenen is much more intimate with 340 seats. The Lejonkula is devoted to young actors and productions for school-aged children. The Stora Elverket is devoted to contemporary productions.

With stages which hold hundreds of guests to no more than 60 guests, the theater caters to every type of theatergoer. Designed by architect, Fredrik Lilljekvist, the building has an Art Nouveau design, which is enhanced by the interior design skills of famous local artists like Carl Larsson and Carl Milles. The theatre has developed the talents of many an actor over the years. In fact, legendary Swedish actress Greta Garbo began her career at the Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theater, and Ingmar Bergman, the similarly celebrated Swedish director, to this day continues to stage at least two productions at the theater each year. Visitors should expect all productions to be in Swedish. Tours are conducted throughout the year, and it is recommended that guests call for reservations.

Tip:
The English guided tours are scheduled on Saturdays, usually at 5pm. Most Swedes speak English without any accent.
Note, however, that between April 23 and December 12, 2019, no guided tours will be offered due to renovation works.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Scenkonstmuseet (Museum of Performing Arts)

5) Scenkonstmuseet (Museum of Performing Arts)

The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts (from 2010 to 2014 known as the Music and Theater Museum), is dedicated to dance, music and theatre. It presents a storyline rather than following a chronological order. There is a collection of 60,000 objects, including stage designs, handwritten song texts, and premiere pieces.

There are at least 6,000 musical instruments as well as puppets, marionettes and costumes. Since its reopening in 2017, the museum has a broad emphasis on interactive activities: for example, there is a "gestrument", an aggregation between gesture and instrument – visitors can make music by moving their bodies.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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