Are you curious to know the most interesting facts about Stockholm? Keep reading to discover them with me!
Stockholm is a fascinating city of the Scandinavian peninsula, full of history and natural beauties. If you are planning to visit it with kids, don’t miss your chance to involve the whole family in an engaging and cultural adventure: the Tapsy Tour of Stockholm!
THE TOP 6 INTERESTING AND FUN FACTS ABOUT STOCKHOLM
The capital of Sweden hides many unknown curiosities, read my top 5 interesting and fun facts that will make your day!
1. THE VENICE OF THE NORTH
Stockholm is often called the “Venice of the North” because, with its fascinating 12 islands and 42 bridges, it is a beautiful water city just like Venice. Walk through them with me and discover the most beautiful places in this marvelous Scandinavian capital.
2. PIPPI LONGSTOCKING BIRTH PLACE
Pippi Longstocking, one of children’s favorite book, movie and cartoon character, was born in Stockholm! The capital of Sweden also hosts a museum dedicated to the creations of Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking. If you want to know more about it also read my “10 THINGS TO DO IN STOCKHOLM WITH KIDS: TAPSY’S GUIDE”.
3. WORLD’S FIRST OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
Built in 1891, Skansen, the museum recreating Swedish life in different ages, is the world’s first open-air museum. If you are visiting Stockholm with kids, this is a very good museum to discover how life was like in Sweden in ancient times. To explore the highlights of Stockholm with your kids I also suggest you to take part to my Tapsy Tour of Stockholm, designed especially for families with kids to make the whole family learn, while having fun!
4. WORLD’S LONGEST ART GALLERY
Where is the world’s longest art gallery? Within Stockholm’s subway! You can’t believe it? Then, come and visit Stockholm, you will find out that the majority of the stations are adorned with astonishing mosaics, paintings and sculptures. In 2009 even the staircases in Odenplan metro station were turned into a piece of art: a giant piano keyboard you could play by stepping it!
5. LITTLE EASTER WITCHES
Upon Easter, children traditionally dress up as Easter witches (especially girls), with coloured headscarves, long skirts and red freckles painted on their faces. Then, they go door to door in the neighbourhood and give handicrafts or paintings in return for treats.
6. MOOSE, MY FRIENDS!
In Sweden live about 300,000-400,000 lovely moose, some of which just outside Stockholm! Did you know that I am a good friend of moose, come on a Tapsy Tour with me, I will suggest you where to find very friendly (just like me) moose!
Are curious to know more? Then take part to my Tapsy Tour of Stockholm with your kids, I will show you the best of the city and tell you many other interesting curiosities about it!