Merry, Merry!

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We wish You a magic Christmas, filled with love, joy, happiness, rascal children and fun partners, some hot wine or bubble water, laughing and warm heart and at least, a visit to Stockholm

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Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity

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Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity is the first major retrospective presentation of Kusama’s oeuvre in Scandinavia, spanning her entire artistic career from the early 1950s until today. The exhibition features a rich selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, including spatial installations and performance-related material, paying particular attention to works from the late 1980s, after Kusama’s return to Japan. It is also the first comprehensive exhibition featuring Kusama’s interest in fashion and design. On view are works never shown previously, as well as a series of paintings made especially for Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity.

The exhibtion runs 11 June – 11 September 2016  at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

For more information about the exhibition – click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  Dots everywhere! 😉

Rent a bike

Scenic summer panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) pier architecture in Stockholm, Sweden

Bike rental in central Stockholm

Discover the most beautiful side of Stockholm. It all starts with Rent a Bike. A well-established bike rental business with top quality bikes, you’ll find them on Strandvägen in the heart of Stockholm, just at the bottom of Grevgatan.
They will help you find a bike that suits you, and provide you with a helmet and a cycling map too, all to make sure you have a great experience of Stockholm on two wheels

Open every day May – September 10-18 o’clock
for more info – click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: We love Stockholm! :-)

 

Skansen

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Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, founded in 1891, with a commitment to showing Swedish life, culture, nature and history from the 18th Century onwards. Apart from a zoo and an aquarium, there’s, among many other things, also a glassmaker, a pottery and a bakery as well as a church and plenty of green areas and ponds.

For more information, please click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: You can’t do Stockholm without Skansen!

Christmas break at the Royal Palace

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Visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm during the Christmas holidays. Bring your children and grandchildren, who can take part in the Christmas guest in the palace’s golden rooms, from 26 December.

You will find the palace’s grand Christmas tree in the State Apartments ballroom ‘The White Sea’, but can you find the palace’s Christmas elves? Follow the map and see if you can find them! There will be a small Christmas present for all children who take part.

The Christmas guest will take place Tuesday–Sunday on 26 December to 10 January, between 10:00 and 16:00. Open at New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Note! Closed on Mondays!

Included in the ordinary admission price. Free entry for children.

For more information, please click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Happy Children! :-)

Photographer: Alexis Daflos

Christmas Markets in Stockholm

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Christmas markets with Glögg (mulled wine), Christmas candy and handicrafts are a must for Stockholmers. Christmas markets are held during Advent, that is, the last four weekends before Christmas Eve. Here´s a selection of markets, traditional ones and some with a modern touch:

Christmas market at Skansen
Skansen celebrates all traditional Swedish festivals and Christmas is no exception. Visit the annual Christmas market and buy delicious treats or beautiful Christmas gifts. Or just enjoy the great ambiance. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1st Advent until Christmas.
Opening hours: 10.00-16.00
Where: Skansen – read more here

Christmas market at The Royal Mews
Here you can see royal carriages used for state visits and you get to visit the stables with the king’s horses. In the smithy stands a blacksmith and manufactures high quality products. There are also many craftsmen and Swedish Christmas food. Entrance included in The Stockholm Card.
Date 27 nov: 12.00-19.00, 28 nov: 10.00-18.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: Väpnargatan 1, read more here


Christmas market in the Old Town
This is the most famous, and most traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm. It is located in the heart of the Old Town at Stortorget. The little red stalls sell Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer- and elkmeat and other Christmas delicacies, glögg and a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.
Date: Open daily from 21 november until 23 december: 11.00-18.00
Where: Stortorget, Gamla Stan/Old Town,  read more here

Konstfack Christmas Market 2015
Konstfacks Christmas Market will offer innovative and playful creations, everything from posters and pottery to jewelry and textiles.
The Market is organized by the students of Konstfack/University College Of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm
Date: 28 nov: 10.00-17.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: LM Ericssons väg 14, read more here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Drink a lot of Glögg! 😉 :-)

Photographer: Henrik Trygg

Gay & Lesbian Stockholm

Gay and lesbian life in Stockholm is like the city itself: easily accessible, hugely fun, highly varied and warm and welcoming. For all the latest news, events, tips and guides, visit the blog Gay & Lesbian Stockholm

Over the last few years, Stockholm has emerged as one of the world’s favourite gay and lesbian destinations, winning awards and topping “Where to go” lists across the planet. Stockholm Pride in July-August is the highlight of the year. It has grown to become one of Stockholm’s largest annual festivals, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia.

In a city as open as Stockholm, there has never been a need for a special “gayborhood”. Lesbian, gay, and gay-friendly establishments are scattered throughout the city and rainbow flags fly high in many of Stockholm’s central districts.

Stockholm Guesthouse says: We love everybody! :-) x

Olafur Eliasson and Reality machines

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A fan circles in an irregular orbit above our heads, water squirts up in cascades, and in another room we can walk in a labyrinthine architecture of coloured space. These works are part of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner/Reality machines, organised by Moderna Museet in association with ArkDes (the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).

Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Denmark/Iceland) is one of the most acclaimed international artists today. Since the early 1990s, his works have been presented in countless exhibitions all over the world. Eliasson uses a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, film and installation, but he also creates architectural projects and site-specific pieces for public spaces. Light, wind and water in every conceivable form feature prominently. And yet, nature is present in the works as material rather than as subject matter.

The exhibtion runs 3 October 2015 – 17 January 2016 at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  One of the best exhibitions!

Vasamuseet

Vasa akterspegel

Ordered by King Gustav II Adolf, a regent obsessed with status symbols, the magnificent ship Vasa sank after only 1,300m in front of spectators on its first journey in August 1628. After several failed attempts the ship was finally salvaged in 1961. Almost intact after 333 years in the water, it’s now on display here in its full glory.
Read more here

How to get there:
Address: 14 Galärvarvsvägen, Djurgården
Getting there: City Tram #7 from Sergels Torg, get off at Nordiska Museet/Vasamuseet
Boat: Djurgården ferry at Slussen, exit at Gröna Lund
On foot: walk along Strandvägen, across the bridge to Djurgården, keep on walking underneath the oak trees for 10 mins.

Stockholm Guesthouse says: From Wreck to state of the Art !

Photo: Karolina Kristensson, the Swedish National Maritime Museums

Crown Jewels – Märta Larsson

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Worn by music artists and royalty, the handmade jewellery from London based designer Märta Larsson, from Lapland, is one-of-a-kind. Her designs include rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets made from raw untouched stones, such as pyrite, black tourmaline, lapis and amethyst. Find them at NK, Svensk Tenn or online

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Back to the nature <3