Stockholm Wildlife Safari & Köttbullar on Campfire

It was amazing to see Swedish wildlife in its natural habitat. As a wildlife lover, Moose are a great and majestic animal to spot. You don’t realise what a huge animal it is on close encounter. It was a fantastic experience to see the king of the forest (moose), different species of deer, wild boar and birds of prey. We spent an amazing time in the forest, learning not only about moose, wildboar, deer as well as, how to live off the forest. We learned how to make fire with knife and flint and ended the evening with a great Swedish Campfire Dinner (Swedish köttbullar and salad). It is not your typical tourist attraction nevertheless that’s what’s makes it so unique. Be different and try something new, chances are, you might even come to love it 🙂 thank You thegreentrails for the Amazing Evening

The best Cafe in Stockholm

CafĂš 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.

Stockholm – Welche Stadtteile sollte man meiden?

Ich bekomme öfter mal die Frage: Gibt es irgendwelche Orte, die man meiden sollte? Habt ihr Tipps zur Hotelsuche?
Wo wohnen die meisten Studenten?

Also, gibt es so genannte No-Go Areas – meiner Meinung nach nicht. Jedoch gibt es Gegenden in denen der Urlaub schöner und sicherer ist und andere die eben nicht so schön sind.

Hier 5 Stadtteile die Ihr bei der Hotelsuche meiden solltet.

  1. Rinkeby – Tensta
  2. Husby
  3. Hagsatra
  4. Farsta
  5. Alby/Fittja

 

Ohne jetzt genauer darauf eingehen zu wollen, kann ich nur dazu sagen, dass die meisten Straftaten meines Wissens in diesen Gegenden begangen werden.

 

So kommt Ihr nach DjurgÄrden (Skansen, Gröna Lund, Vasa Museum u.v.m.)

Ich werde oft gefragt ” wie komme ich nach Skansen ”
Hier also die Strecke von Slussen in Gamla Stan zur AllmĂ€nna grĂ€nd auf DjurgĂ„rden, wo der Eingang zum VergnĂŒgungspark Gröna Lund liegt und viele weitere Attraktionen.
Wir zeigen euch den Fußweg nach Skansen.

Staycation is the new Vacation – Stockholm

Some of the most common VACATION concerns people have now a days:

– No time – Cant find anyone to go with – No money – Scared to fly – Afraid of the risks –

My advice to them is to take a staycation. What is a staycation?

A staycation is a vacation spent in the town you life in rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

Over the last year, Elias and I have been taking plenty staycations. As you might know we just had a staycation at a Yacht in Bockholmen. It’s an Island in Stockholm we hadn’t even heard of. It’s pretty great what you can discover in your own backyard. It was just one Bus ride away!

There are several reasons to choose a staycation for your next getaway.

My top 7 reasons are:

  1. It is Eco friendly meaning less carbon foot print.
  2. You save Money, we all love a great bargain.
  3. Know your heritage – After all, foreigners visit YOUR country too!
  4. Your friends and family are likely to join you!
  5. You start to appreciate your Hometown (the gras is not greener on the other side)
  6. Support your local Economy
  7. Up your tour guide game, you might wanna impress someone 😉

 

Stockholm U-Bahn Kunst

U-Bahn Stationen gehören auf der ganzen Welt nicht zu den Orten, an denen man sich gerne aufhaltet. Sie sind meistens hĂ€sslich und von seltsamen gestalten. Ganz anders die Tunnelbana in Stockholm. In der Stockholmer U-Bahn aber befindet sich eine der schönsten SehenswĂŒrdigkeiten der Stadt.

Renting a Yacht in Stockholm

🇾đŸ‡Ș Du gamla, du fria… Leaving Sweden for a Holiday during the Summer? Never! 😀 I have spent the last days at the Marine Cabin Yacht by Getaway Deluxe

Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too!

I have found GetawayDeluxe by them following my @deinschweden Account on Instagram and it was love at first sight 😍 In this cooperation I have created a beautiful Video, which you can see below. To give you more insight to the Yacht itself and the Amazing location.

Getaway Deluxe has offerd a 1ïžâƒŁ5ïžâƒŁ% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is âžĄïžDEINSCHWEDENâŹ…ïž The code is valid till summer and for stays until 31 dec 2019.

 

 

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🇾đŸ‡Ș Du gamla, du fria… Leaving Sweden for a Holiday during the Summer? Never! 😀 I have spent the last days at the Marine Cabin Yacht by (@getawaydeluxe & @getawaydeluxe_sweden) ‱ Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too! ‱ I have found #getawaydeluxe by them following my @deinschweden Account here on Instagram and it was love at first sight 😍 In this cooperation I have created a beautiful Video, which I will soon post here on my Instagram. To give you more insight to the Yacht itself and the Amazing location. ‱ I want to mention this is a unpaid cooperation and I am not known to sell anything on Instagram! I genuinely loved and enjoyed my stay so much, I wouldn't mind living on this boat! 😀 ‱ Getawaydeluxe has offerd a 1ïžâƒŁ5ïžâƒŁ% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is âžĄïžDEINSCHWEDENâŹ…ïž The code is valid till summer and for stays until 31 dec 2019. ‱ #sweden #sverige #stockholm #yachtlife #marcostrong #travel #photography #visitsweden #deinschweden #schwedenurlaub #göteborg #malmö #ig_sweden #naturephotography #schweden #yacht #gothenburg #swedishnationalday #coffee #swedenimages #travelphotography #wanderlust #europe #loves_sweden #scandinavia #lapland #stayinamarinecabin

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Das ABBA Museum in Stockholm

ABBA – The Museum ist eine interaktive Ausstellung ĂŒber die Popgruppe ABBA, die am 7. Mai 2013 in der schwedischen Hauptstadt Stockholm eröffnet wurde. Als Teil der Swedish Music Hall of Fame befindet sich das Museum im Untergeschoss des GebĂ€udes auf DjurgĂ„rden in Stockholm, in der NĂ€he des Gröna Lund-VergnĂŒgungsparks. Organisatoren schĂ€tzen pro Jahr eine Million Besucher. (Wikipedia)

Das Abba-Museum befindet sich auf der Halbinsel DjurgĂ„rden in der NĂ€he des Freizeitparks Gröna Lund. Thema der Ausstellung ist die schwedische Band ABBA und natĂŒrlich ihre Musik: neben KostĂŒmen und einem nachgebildeten Tonstudio gibt es zahlreiche interaktive Elemente zum Mitsingen und Mithören.

Öffnungszeiten

  • Mai – August: TĂ€glich von 10 bis 20 Uhr. Letzter Einlass 18:30
  • 31. August – 13. Dezember:
    • Fr – Di: 10 – 18 Uhr Letzter Einlass 16:30
    • Mi – Do 10 am – 8 pm. Letzter Einlass 18:30

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ABBA – The Museum ist eine interaktive Ausstellung ĂŒber die Popgruppe ABBA, die am 7. Mai 2013 in der schwedischen Hauptstadt Stockholm eröffnet wurde. Als Teil der Swedish Music Hall of Fame befindet sich das Museum im Untergeschoss des GebĂ€udes auf DjurgĂ„rden in Stockholm, in der NĂ€he des Gröna Lund-VergnĂŒgungsparks. Organisatoren schĂ€tzen pro Jahr eine Million Besucher. (Wikipedia) ‱ ‱ ‱ #schweden #sweden #sverige #auswandern #urlaub #stockholm #norwegen #abbamuseum #skandinavien #abba #natur #schwedenhaus #schwedenliebe #reisen #visitsweden #urlaubinschweden #wanderlust #urlaubmitkindern #landscape #landschaft #photography #schwedentipps #svensk #schwedenurlaub #marcostrong #sthlm #urlauber #urlaubimnorden #norwegen #deinschweden

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Stockholm Hotel Test – Gamla Stan

I always get the following question on my Instagram ;where should I stay? Can you recommend a Hotel? Since (Gamla Stan) is one of my favourite locations here in Stockholm , I figured it would be nice to find a really good hotel there. To my surprise, I realised that there aren’t that many hotels in Gamla Stan, well not as many as I assumed. I did some research and found The Lady Hamilton Hotel. I reached out to them and was pleasantly surprised when they offered me to stay for a night. It was better then I imagined, as I expected the vibe to be more “vintage-ish”, but it was pretty modern and fresh with a decor of classical furnitures.The bed was super cosy , it had a huge modern bathroom with a bathtub. We actually had 2 rooms, one for Elias and one for me, there is a sauna in the basement available to ones liking. The breakfast was great, there was something for everyone to enjoy! The carrot cake was amazing, my son couldn’t get enough, we had to get out of there before he ate it all 🙂

Thank you so much to The Lady Hamilton Hotel in Gamla Stan for a beautiful day! I will definitely come back!!!
If you’re visiting Stockholm check out their hotel, you won’t be disappointed 🙂

 

I am officially a Latte Pappa

In Stockholm, it’s common to see dads with expensive strollers hanging out in the park, in tight jeans, just-right white shirts and a nice beard.

The boom of latte papas can not be attributed to a trend, the credit goes to Sweden’s generous family leave program as well as Swedish fathers adopting a  hands on parenting model in which fathers get the chance bond with their babies. Each couple receives  480 days of paid parental leave for each child, which can be taken up until the child turns eight. Most of those days can be shared between the parents.

Let’s go to the definition of the word: Latte Pappa

– a humorous term for a Scandinavian father

The result? Head to any Swedish cafe during the week and you’ll come across the country’s notorious ‘latte pappas’ enjoying a coffee break, before heading to the park with their kids o strolling around town for some shopping

Coming from a more traditional part of Germany, I can say every child needs a “Latte Pappa” – during the early years of  their life.

Children with involved dads generally do better in life not to mention are less likely to break the law or drop out of school.

When fathers are actively part of their children life , children do better – that’s a fact!

Next time you see a so called “Latte Pappa” just know, drinking that coffee is part of him being a great dad.