Swedens alcohol policy

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In most Swedish municipalities (Kommuner) it is strictly forbidden to drink any alcohol in public. Getting caught could lead to a fine of 500 SEK (ca. 50 Euro). But in many cases the police confiscates your drink and simply pours it out.

Sweden is pretty strict when it comes to accessing alcohol. One has to be at the legal age of 18 to be allowed drinking any alcohol. Buying beer or wine in a restaurant, pub or night club in Sweden one has to be 18, too; same if you want buy a low percentage beer/cider (<3.5%) in a supermarket.

Shopping at Systembolaget often leads to the cashier requesting to see your ID to verify your age – unless you look older than, say, thirty. The cashiers have to check everyones’ ID if they believe that a customer could possibly be age 20 or lower. So, yes, if you’re older than that and you get asked to show your ID, you may take it as a compliment 😎

Systembolaget is a government owned chain of alcohol stores in Sweden. It is the ONLY retail store allowed to sell alcoholic beverages that contain more than 3.5% alcohol. The main motive is to minimize alcohol-related problems by selling alcohol in a responsible way, without any profit motive.

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The best Cafe in Stockholm

Cafè Schweizer – It really is the best cafe in Stockholm.

We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside.
The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking beautiful Gamla Stan. There’s a board to leave your initials, too. I think the staff is the child friendliest I have ever had in Stockholm so far.
The food and drink here are excellent and cheap. I enjoyed coffee followed by some Water (free Water and free refill on the coffee) and a huge Fish soup and Elias got some Bullar and Cacao it was more than enough for two people to get stuffed on.
The atmosphere cozy and I can’t think of a better spot to spend a couple of hours in Stockholm – Gamla Stan, especially in the Morning to have a powerful Brunch.

Brunch at Greasy Spoon

Founded by Brits and located at the heart of the hipster södermalm you find our go to brunch spot GREASY spoon. I come here almost everytime I’m in the mood for some good old brunch. They serve the brunch de la brunch, a hearty brunch and great coffee all day long, and best of all, no reservation needed! Come as you are, take a seat and get ready to leave with some food coma and unbuttoned jeans.

Brunnsvikens trädgård & Café

 

Hejsan kära vänner!

Här om dan tog jag barnen till Brunnsvikens trädgård ute på Ulriksdals. Det var rätt enkelt att ta sig hit och vädret var så där perfekt lagom för att plocka grönsaker, bär och frukt. Mina barn sprang runt med varsin korg och plockade till sig allt möjligt dom kunde hitta i trädgården, det var verkligen bland det roligast dom har gjort. Jag är helt förtjust i alla barnvänliga aktiviteter som finns i Stockholm. Som en expat (utomlandsboende) tysk pappa till 3 underbara barn, så har jag velat upptäcka Stockholm och samtidigt hitta roliga ställen för barnen att leka. Den här bloggen är just för att dokumentera min resa och inspirera föräldrar att våga sig på allt galet vi hittar på 😁😁😁

Hi dear friends!

The other day me and the children went to Brunnsviken’s garden located in Ulriksdals. It was quite easy to get here and the weather was perfect for picking vegetables, berries and fruits. The kids got each a basket and picked everything they could find in the garden, it was truly an amazing experience. I am totally fond of all child-friendly activities you can find in Stockholm. As an expat (foreign resident) German father to 3 wonderful children, I have wanted to discover Stockholm and at the same time find fun places for my children to discover. In this blog you can get to know me more and i hope to inspire parents to try some of all the crazy things we get up to.😁😁😁

Garden boat lunch in Stockholm

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This is the deck part of the restaurant where you can dive off and swim

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Mälarpaviljongen located in kungsholmen

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The entrance of the restaurant looks like a garden

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Todays lunch

Wallenbergare med potatispuré, skirat smör, gröna ärtor och rårörda lingon

Wallenbergare (meat)  with mashed potatoes, a dash of butter served with cranberry

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Caesar salad & räkor (prawns)

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Enjoying my alcohol free beer at the pier

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Would love to sit here with a drink , but not an option when you’re with 3 kids 🙂 unless you want  to suffer a heart attack  in the process 🙂

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Perfect pier for some (fika)

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Welcome back friends,

I  came a across this lovely place in Kungsholmen a couple of days ago when we went there for a swim. I decided to come back here someday, that day has come haha.  I don’t really know how to describe it, its a floating garden that serves food and drinks 🙂  they have a deck where you you can dive off and swim, come back and continue dining haha, sounds confusing, but it’s not,  it was simply built convenient and magical.  It’s called Mälarpaviljongen and it’s located in kungsholmen. If you are planning to visit, the easiest route would be getting off the train at Fridhemsplan in the blue line.. I ordered Wallenbergare (meat) with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and I got their caesar salad, which I assumed came with grilled chicken, I found out it can be served with anything. The caesar salad came with prawns, it was fresh and simple, I liked it. I took the kids for a swim afterwards to cool down from the heat and got wet in the process 🙂 We ended the day with some (fika) Alcohol free beer for me and some ice cream for my kids at the pier. City hall (stadshuset) is located here, it has a beautiful garden to sit and relax in and a prefect place to take some pictures with amazing view over Stockholm. There is so much to discovered here, the pier is stacked with so many restaurants and ice creams places to choose from, you can catch a boat from here to other islands around Stockholm, start your journey, discover Stockholm your way and have fun doing it.

Enjoy your view

until next time.

Chill day at Josefina Djurgarden

 

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Boarding our boat

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Arrived shortly after

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Can’t complain with a view like this

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Pizza kind of day

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Coffee break

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Welcome back friends,

Today was no ordinary day, the temperature here in stockholm reached 31 celsius, and I am not complaining because I enjoy hot, sunny days.  However it was one of the hotter days of the year, which Stockholm has been having plenty of lately.  We wanted to spend the day relaxing  at a poolside, eating, and doing pretty much nothing. We got off the train at kungstradgarden, the end station for the blue line, walked to slussen where we got on a boat heading towards Djurgarden. My kids loved the boat ride and i enjoyed it too, i truly recommend anyone wanting to visit Djurgarden to catch the boat, its an adventure you will remember. The scenery was amazing. Ones in Djurgarden, we went to this place called Josefina, its a Bar/ poolside/ restaurant type of place but its lovely and kids friendly too. We sat at the poolside, swam and ordered pizza. My kids asked me are we coming back tomorrow? We have to come back tomorrow again 🙂 Lets just say they had a great time.

Hope you had just as great day 🙂

Until next time