Nicknamed "Venice of the North", Stockholm is a city that every globetrotter should include in their bucket list. Its unique location, spreading evenly across an archipelago of fourteen islands, has given it a spot among the most picturesque cities in the world. Meanwhile, wherever you find yourself in the city, you have the chance to enjoy direct views to the Baltic Sea.
Among the different parts of Stockholm, one seems to be particularly favoured by both locals and tourists - Galma Stan (Old Town). This is Stockholm's City Center, and the place where most of the events and activities in Stockholm take place. The Old Town dates back to the 13th century, however, most of the surviving buildings are from the 1700s and 1800s.
Feel free to escape to the Old Town's maze of picturesque cobbled streets, alleyways, rust-colored houses and meeting squares!
There are plenty of things to do in Stockholm's City Center, but, firstly, we have to find a place to stay. And, we think, we have found the best place to stay in Stockholm either you are a family, a couple or just a solo traveler.
Hilton Stockholm Slussen: The Best Place to Stay in Stockholm's City Center!
Located in the hip Södermalm area, Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel offers impressive views over the water and Stockholm's historic Old Town. Home to some of the most impressive rooms in the city, its Executive Rooms and Suites are distinguished for their picture-perfect views of the city.
The hotel is super close to Stockholm's Old City Center (2 mins walk), which means just a breath away from the city's life. As far as breakfast is concerned, although compact, it surely is flavour-packed, including from cold cuts and different typed of cheese to marmalade and fresh fruits. An assortment of teas, fresh juices, and coffee is also available.
You favorite place to spend your time in the city will definitely be Eken Bar, the hotel's stunning bar. There, you will be able to enjoy fruity cocktails, strong spirits, and fine wines as well as try delicious local dishes that use exclusively bio ingredients, sourced from Swedish farms and waterways.
So, book your room at Hilton Stockholm Slussen, and let's explore Stockholm's Old Town!
Sightseeing in Stockholm: The most popular Sights in Stockholm's Old Town
The first "sight" to visit when in Stockholm is the Old Town itself. Take a stroll to its cobblestone streets, and explore the countless little, picturesque shops within century-old buildings. Capture some breathtaking photos of the city's urban landscape and enjoy your coffee in the charming cafes scattered all over the area.
Around the city, there are also several museums and galleries, including the Nobel Prize Museum, the Post Museum, and The Royal Coin Cabinet in the National Museum of Economy. The Royal Palace, also located in the Old Town, is certainly a memorable sight of Stockholm.
Dining at Stockholm's Old Town: The best restaurants to enjoy a delicious dinner
Stockholm's Old Town is home to an abundance of great restaurants where you can enjoy from local cuisine to international delicacies. Flickan, one of the top restaurants, offers an omakase-dinner experience, using only the best of ingredients while the Flying Elk is another excellent dining option, that marries the Swedish culinary tradition with the British pub culture.
Cultur Bar & Restaurant is a great gastropub for a cozy wine evening and delicious tapas with a Scandinavian twist. In addition, Djuret, aka The Animal, is a bold restaurant with a striking heavy decoration that highlights the meat experience you will have in this restaurant. It's highly recommended for those who love hunt meat.
For a cocktail-dining experience, Pharmarium will excite you. All signature cocktails are being served with medium-sized dishes of seasonal ingredients and traditional herbs, according to the cocktail that you choose. Last but not least, if Nordic Cuisine is what you are after, Kagges will impress you with its seasonal and fresh ingredients.