Skansen open on Christmas Eve
The Open Air museum Skansen is open, for the first time, on Christmas Eve, with free admission all day. "This is our Christmas gift to all Stockholmers and visitors, says John Brattmyhr CEO of Skansen. Skansen and restaurant Gubbhyllan is open from 10.00-14.00
Christmas Eve Programme:
12.30-13.00 Christmas Eve Prayer Service in Seglora church
10.00-14.00 Lunch soup and Glögg (mulled wine) at Gubbhyllan restaurant
10.00-14.00 Christmas market at Bollnästorget and Logen
Christmas Day Service in Seglora church at 07.00 followed by christmas coffee at Gubbhyllan
Photo: The Christmas Host at Skansen: Mr Konrad Gyllenknapp
Norwegian opens domestic route to Stockholm
Circus theme at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Young rising star Jens Fager is responsible for designing Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, this year. The fair will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011! To mark the occasion, there will be an anniversary exhibition in the entrance hall.
Jens’ inspiration for the colourful Greenhouse exhibition backdrop comes from the world of the circus. “The setting is based on the visual aspect of the circus world with its strong, graphic coloured fields, humour, naivety and a touch of craziness. But the important thing about this exhibition is for all the designers to have the same scope to express their own visions – the focus is always on the exhibitors. They are the ones responsible for the entertainment,” says Jens.
Stockholm Furniture Fair takes place 8-12 February 2011
Northern Light Fair takes place 8-12 February 2011
Sven Harrys Konstmuseum opens in March
Swedes are cultural people and the city has some 80 museums and attractions in the city. In March 2011 an additional art museum will open in Vasaparken in the Vasastan district. Its the art collection of Mr Sven Harry Karlsson, builder and owner of Folkhem, that will open the art museum. Sven Harrys Konstmuseum is designed by renowned Gert Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB.
Other Swedish collectors museums in Stockholm
Prince Eugenes Waldemarsudde
Ryanair opens new route to Stockholm
Ryanair opens a new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Stockholm-Skavsta airport. The route opens today with four flights per week.
Ice skating in Stockholm City
Stockholm in winter, you’ll think you’ve stumbled through the Narnia wardrobe, as snow veils skeletal trees and quietens the tread through cobbled lanes and squares. Lot's of snow means great opportunities to Ice-skate. Long-distance skating on natural ice requires a certain amount of knowledge and safety equipment.
Photo: Johan Stigholt/Stockholm City Museum
The city of Stockholm has several ice-skating-rinks, among them:
Stadsmuseum/City Museum (opened today)
Ice Skating tips on Stockholmtown
Sunday times on Stockholm in Winter
Lucia in Stockholm
December 13 is Lucia Day in Sweden, when Lucia and her procession, all dressed in white, light up the Swedish winter darkness and kick off the Christmas celebrations.
Photo: Henrik Trygg / Stockholm Visitors Board
Nobel in Stockholm
The worlds greatest minds meet in Stockholm for the Nobel Prize tomorrow, December 10.
All year around you can feel like a nobel-laureate and follow in Alfred Nobels footsteps in Stockholm.
Photo: Jeppe Wikström / Stockholm Visitors Board
Fashion and modernists at Waldemarsudde in 2011
2011 at Prince Eugenes Waldemarsudde in Stockholm will begin with a retrospective featuring the swedish modernist pioneer GAN (Gösta Adrian-Nilsson). In March there will be a smaller project exhibition of works of the intarsia artist Thomas Tempte. Thereafter, the Swedish fashion designer Lars Wallin's 20th anniversary to be celebrated with an exposé of his production over the years. During the summer the focus is on an exhibition of Venetian masterpieces, mainly paintings from the 1700s, and Waldemarsuddes own art collection.
Phtoto: Lars Edelholm/Waldemarsudde
GAN - modernistpioneer and outsider
19 februari - 29 maj 2011
Thomas Tempte - Master of Veneer
5 mars - 3 april 2011
Lars Wallin - Fashion Stories
7 maj - 18 september 2011
21 juni - 28 augusti 2011
Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, son of Oscar II (1865-1947), became state-owned after the Prince's death and in accordance with his will, and is now among the most-visited art museums in Sweden. The complex consists of a castle-like main building - the Mansion - finished in 1905 and designed by the Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg, and a Gallery Building, added in 1913. Prince Eugen was one of his generation's foremost landscape painters and many of his best-known works, including Molnet (the Cloud) and Det gamla slottet (The Old Castle), are part of the collections at Waldemarsudde. He was also an art collector and his collection of Swedish turn-of-the-19th-century art is one of the foremost in the country.
The best bars in Stockholm
Where does the locals go? And which bars are the best in Stockholm? These are frequently asked questions. Here are the nominees and winners of Stockholms Bartenders Choice Awards.
Photo: Mikael Sjöberg/Stockholm Visitors board
Best Coctail Bar
Le Rouge, Old Town
winner: Bageriet, Old Town (which is closed)
New commer of the Year
Sjuans Champagnebar, Mosebacke, Södermalm
Duvel Café, City/Norrmalm
winner: Little Quarter, Södermalm
Kåken, City Norrmalm
Lydmar, City Norrmalm
Grill, City Norrmalm
Vassa Eggen, Östermalm
winner: Le Rouge, Old Town
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport grows
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport continues to grow in November. For the fifth consecutive month, the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has increased the number of travellers by over 10 percent
In November, the number of air travelers at the airport grew by 12 percent compared to the same month last year. In Nobember 1,464,581 traveled to and from the airport.
Photo: Arlanda Airport
St Peter Line opens route to Stockholm
The St Peter Line is opening a ferry route to Stockholm from S:t Petersburg in April 2010. More info on this later on.
Restaurants opening in 2011
New restaurants are always interesting. And when I recieved a question on the blog yesterday, I thought it was a good idea to do some research. I haven't found out so much yet, but will surely return to this theme as soon as I know more.
- Besides Caina, an italian restaurant in the Nobis Hotel building, which opens today, I know few new restaurant that will open i 2011:
- Mr Melker Anderssons new restaurant in Villa Godthem on Djurgården. The restaurant will open in April 2011.
- The Photo museum Fotografiska will have a top chef as restaurateur when the restaurant opens in February 2011.
Popular latest additions (with good reviews):
Restaurang Hjerta (Skeppsholmen)
Orangeriet Bar (bar next to Kungsholmen Restaurant)
Restaurang Brofästet (Södermalm)
Pubologi (Gamla Stan/Old Town)
Nudel Bar at the Museum for far eastern antiquities /Östasiatiska (image above)
Image from Nudel Bar at Östasiatiska