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A walk through Södermalm

We got some more sun in Stockholm during the past days! ☀️ And therefore, it was time for me to go outside and explore a bit more of the city. You’re wondering that I still have places to explore even though I have been living here for 1.5 years now? Yes, you heard me right! This is actually a great thing about Stockholm – it’s such a big city, that you’ll always find some nice new places that you haven’t been to before!

Katarina kyrka
Katarina kyrka on Södermalm

Södermalm – the “tiny Skansen”

Södermalm is one of the central districts of Stockholm. This part of the city was created in 2007 when the two districts Maria-Gamla stan and Katarina-Sofia were put together and created the now called Södermalm district.

On Södermalm you can find a lot of old wooden houses. This is why I gave this part of the city the name “tiny Skansen” as many of the small, red houses reminded me of the open-air museum Skansen where you can find a lot of these houses as well and learn about the history of living in Sweden. If you want to know more about the museum, you can check out this blog post (and shush 🤫: since that blog post Skansen re-opened again!)

Wooden houses on Södermalm

Another view over the city

Södermalm has also some nice places where you’re able to get a nice view over the city – and see it from a different angle. Besides the famous viewpoints Monteliusvägen and Skinnarviksberget there are also many hidden spots. At the bridge towards Gamla Stan, the old town, you’ll find one of the major traffic hubs of the city where busses, subways and also ships start their journey. Here you can also find another viewpoint called Katarinahissen. Close to this traffic hub (it’s called Slussen in Swedish which means sluice) there is the museum called Fotografiska which is a photo museum with four unique large exhibitions and up to 20 smaller exhibitions every year. This museum is also still on my personal bucket list 😄

View over Stockholm

If you’re already living in Stockholm, which places do you recommend? Or if you’re soon moving to Stockholm, do you already have a bucket list with places that you would like to see? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great week!
// Maria

2 thoughts on “A walk through Södermalm”

  1. Thanks, Maria and Vivek for friendly, practical introductions through your blog posts, to international student life at KTH! Our son Paul will be arriving to KTH main campus in Sept. 2021 after graduating this May from Brown Univ. in Rhode Island, USA. He looks forward to spending 9 months in independent research, while meeting other students and residents. If you have recommendations on housing at KTH that is a convenient walk to the student union cafe, we’d appreciate it as there are no photos on KTH website. Any details on whether the rentals are month-to-month, have kitchenettes with small refrigerators, or shared kitchens or baths, are in older or modern buildings, are appreciated.

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for your question! There is a lot of information on housing on the KTH website, where you can check whether your son is guaranteed housing through KTH. Regardless of being eligible, he should already now sign up at SSSB, so that he can start collecting waiting days. For being able to see pictures of the different student accomodations we can recommend checking out the story highlights on our Instagram channel (@kthuniversity).

      Let us know if you have any further questions!
      // Maria

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