Sweden’s jewel on the coast
Stockholm is a relaxed city: Prestigious buildings and museums, residential neighborhoods and shopping quarters are dispersed among many islands; waterways and bridges coin the city and guarantee that the capital of Sweden never feels cramped. The atmosphere among the inhabitants is also open-minded – a large immigrant population ensures mixed cultures, various culinary influences and diverse religions. Stockholm has been adopting different styles and ideas since the middle ages and has infused them with their proper Swedish twist. The results are churches, like the Riddarholmskyrkan, or the baroque royal palace in the oldest part of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, or the redbrick city hall on the island of Kungsholem, which hosts the Nobel Prize ceremony each year. The Swede’s enthusiasm for art also appears in the city’s diverse nightclubs, which for decades have not only attracted jazz and pop musicians from around the globe, but have also repeatedly brought forth new Swedish stars.