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Cherry blossoms in Stockholm

Do you know what being in Stockholm during April means? It is the time where you’ll be able to experience a wonderful flower spectacle when walking around the city. Usually, during the end of April and the beginning of May, the cherry blossoms start to flower! 🌸

Cherry trees in Kungsträdgården
Cherry trees in Kungsträdgården

Did you know that the tradition of celebrating the flowering of the cherry trees is centuries old and originally comes from Japan? There, the cherry trees, or “Sakura” as the Japanese call it, are an important flowering plant that symbolizes human life, transience and nobleness.

cherry blossoms

The best place to see lots of cherry blossoms is Kungsträdgården, not far from T-Centralen, the main station. Both sides of the garden are bordered by cherry trees, so once they start blooming, a roof of cherry flowers starts to build. It’s amazing to see and even more charming to wander underneath the beautiful trees. Of course, this is something that attracts both tourists and the local, so be prepared that you won’t be the only person coming to see the trees. But it’s definitely worth experiencing and will give you the obligatory Swedish spring picture: cherry blossoms with some sunlight, rain or maybe also snow ☀️🌨️

Cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården

If you’re currently in Stockholm and want to see the cherry trees, I recommend going there in the next days, as the trees are only blooming for a couple of weeks. And in case you’re a new incoming student, you’ll have something to look forward to in the upcoming spring. You should put it on your Stockholm bucket list already today! 📝

Happy photo-taking!
// Maria