The best Cafe in Stockholm

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.

Staycation is the new Vacation – Stockholm

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

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 hässlich und von seltsamen gestalten. Ganz anders die Tunnelbana in Stockholm. In der Stockholmer U-Bahn aber befindet sich eine der schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt.

Renting a Yacht in Stockholm

Renting a Yacht in Stockholm

🇸🇪 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 1️⃣5️⃣% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is ➡️DEINSCHWEDEN⬅️ The code is valid till summer and for stays until 31 dec 2019.

 

 

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🇸🇪 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 1️⃣5️⃣% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is ➡️DEINSCHWEDEN⬅️ 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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Unser Tag in Junibacken

Unser Tag in Junibacken

 

Unser Tag in Junibacken mit Pippi Langstrumpf und co. (Astrid-Lindgren-Museum)

Junibacken ist ein Ort sein, an dem ein Märchenzug Sie und ihre Kleinen auf eine spannende Reise durch die magische Welt Astrid Lindgrens bringt.

Mit der 1996 eröffneten Anlage auf der Halbinsel Djurgården hat Lindgren sich selbst einen Wunsch erfüllt, denn die Autorin gestaltete das Museum für Schwedische Kinderliteratur aktiv mit. Dabei war es ihr besonders wichtig, dass die kleinen Besucher auf der Fahrt in den Märchenwald nicht nur ihre eigenen Figuren treffen – und so tummeln sich in Junibacken heute nicht nur Lotta, Mio und Karlsson vom Dach, sondern auch Pettersson, sein frecher Kater Findus und Willi Wiberg.

 

Brunch at Greasy Spoon

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.

Winter is coming…

Winter is coming…

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person who contemplates the idea of moving to a warm country every year as summer comes to an end. This thought has been a reacuring scenario in the past decade of my life.

As summer comes to an end I feel a part of the warmt in our personality goes with it. The icy cold weather and the darkness bring out the sadness hidden deep in our soul to the surface, making us into zombies in battle to survive the cold and darkness that shackle us to melancholy.

If you live as up north as me (Scandinavia) creating cosy moments in everyday situation will be the strategy or distraction to get you through the darkness winter covers us with. The Danish call this hygge which means creating an atmosphere of wellness, contentment and cosyness in everyday situation.

The Swedes have mastered this, and I have become accustomed to it now, and I wonder how I ever survived any winter without fika or just creating cosy moments.

Gamla Stan series |End of Summer

Gamla Stan series |End of Summer

 

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German Church – Gamla Stan

Hi friends,

As the summer nears it end, I can’t help but reflect on this summer and all the nice times I’ve had in Stockholm. I can honestly say I’ve had one of the best summer’s ever. I enjoy the simple things in life nowadays, the other day I took my kids out for some ice cream in old town (Gamla Stan) and walked around just being in the moment. Life with kids can be hectic and its nice to take time out to just be present, we often get lost in the high speed of life chasing it all, trying to be it all. Exhausting ourselves, not having enough energy left to enjoy our kids endless love and desire for our attention. Parenting is the hardest job you will ever do, and being more present is where is at😊 . 🎩 off to all the parents

5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

Hey friends, i was thinking of creating a fun fact article and i hope you all like it! =)

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Drinking
Germans can have a beer for lunch & a glass of wine after Diner. Many of us have one (or more) beer every day. Coming from Bavaria i grew up drinking Radler (a beer mixed with a soft drink) from the age of 12 at special occasions.
Prost!
Swedes think kind this is alcoholism. Which is why they drink almost nothing during the week, but do their best to catch up on during the weekends. Let’s keep it short: Swedes are like a bottle of vodka: from the outside they look unexcited, calm, pure like water, colorless. But once they open up…
… you will probably detect a slight smell of alcohol.
Skål!

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Bortzeit – Smorging
Germans use a “normal” knife to spread butter on a slice of bread. In Germany, bread is more than just food – it is a part of the German culture we have 300 different bread varieties.
Swedes have come up with a genius idea. They invented the smörkniv, a wooden butter knife, whose sole purpose is to spread butter on things. Loving their Crisp bread -Knäckebröd – it is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Football
Germans are very proud of our world cup wins in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.
Swedes can talk for hours about the friendly match vs. England in 2012 and the outrageous Zlatan Ibrahimovic overhead kick from 35 yards.


Swedes are peaceful
Germans lets just say we have contributed to the last few wars the world has seen.
Swedes live in peace for more than 200 years. They stayed in their red wooden houses, thinking, “njää, let the others do.”


Aspirin and co.
Germans work even if they are sick. We take two Aspirin and carry on. If we really get sick, we go to see a Doctor (Yes in Germany you can see a Doctor whenever YOU want)
Swedes panic when they hear someone sneezing. They take Alvedon or Ipren whenever they (believe they) have any kind of illness. This is mostly due to the fact, that if they call a Doctor, a nurse will answer and say: “If Alvedon or Ipren didn’t help, please call us again in four weeks…”

How to have the greatest 24 hours in Stockholm

How to have the greatest 24 hours in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm in 24 hours

Upplev Stockholm i 24 timmar

Many of you have asked me: I am going to be in Stockholm for one day, what do you recommend me to do ? while there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and nice activities to do in Stockholm. I figured, I have to create – how to have an amazing 24 hours in Stockholm guide.

Många av er har frågat mig: Jag ska vara i Stockholm för en dag, vad rekommenderar du mig att göra och se? Medan det finns gott om vackra ställen att besöka och trevliga aktiviteter att göra i Stockholm. Jag tänkte, jag måste skapa – hur man får en fantastisk 24 timmar i Stockholm guide.

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Brunch – To get the most out of your day, start the day of with a great breakfast/brunch in the city centre, for that I recommend Greasy spoon located in Odenplan, which is also one of my favorite brunch places in Stockholm. Its a British/ American style breakfast/brunch spot, they offer weekly specials and the last time I was there, I had the Mexican special roasted vegetables topped with guacamole and 2 poached eggs served with spicy suace. When I’m craving something more sweet, I usually go for their home made French toasts served with nuts, berries topped of with mable syrup

Brunch – För en grym start på dagen, börja dagen med att äta frukost / brunch i stan, för det rekommenderar jag Greasy spoon i Odenplan, som också är en av mina favorit brunch platser i Stockholm. Det har inslag av brittisk / amerikansk brunch. De erbjuder veckovisa specialerbjudanden och sista gången jag var där, hade jag mexikanska speciella rostade grönsaker toppade med guacamole och två poached ägg som serveras med kryddig suace. När jag har suget efter något mer sött, brukar jag beställa deras hemgjorda franska toasts som serveras med nötter, bär toppad med mable sirap.

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From there you can take a lovely walk trough town heading towards (Slussen) continuing your journey by fetching a boat towards Djurgården. Discover the island Djurgården, beloved by both stockholmers and visitors. It is the home of many of the city’s museums and cultural attractions such as (Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, The Abba museum and Skansen which is Europe’s biggest outdoor zoo to name a few).

Därefter kan du ta en härlig promenad genom staden mot (Slussen) fortsätt din resa genom att åka en båt mot Djurgården. Upptäck ön Djurgården, älskad av både stockholmare och besökare. Det är hemmet för många av stadens museer och kulturella sevärdheter som (Vasamuseet, Gröna Lund, Abba-museet och Skansen som är Europas största utomhus zoo för att nämna några).

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Lunch – since you’re still in Djurgården take a short walk to Josefina restaurant/Bar, they have amazing pizzas and if the weather is right, why not lounge at the poolside. Tired? Just take a nap at lounge area suited for relaxing, have a bevarage and put your feet up after all that walking and sightseeing.

Lunch – Om du fortfarande är i Djurgården, ta en kort promenad till Josefina restaurang / Bar, de har fantastiska pizzor att välja mellan och om vädret är rätt, varför inte chilla vid poolen. Trött? Ta bara en tupplur vid poolen som är lämpligt för avkoppling, beställ något att dricka och lägg upp dina fötter efter alla promenad och sevärdheter.

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After your recovery, continue your adventure by catching the boat, this time get off at the stop called (Riddarholmen) here in (Kungsholmen) you can visit stockholms iconic Stadshus and meanwhile have a (Fika) coffee and something sweet for a bite right next to the water with a beautiful view over Stockholm.

Efter din återhämtning, fortsätt ditt äventyr genom att ta båten till Riddarholmen väl i (Kungsholmen) kan du besöka Stockholms ikoniska Stadshus och under tiden ta en fika precis intill vattnet med vacker utsikt över stockholm.

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Dinner – From Riddarholmen catch the last boat of the day and get off at slussen, there you can take a short 10 min walk to Gamla Stan (Old Town) By now you have probably worked up an appetite and if you don’t want to look around for a place to dine, I highly recommend Mister French, a restaurant that specialises in French cuisine such seafood, fish, and steak and best of all, it has 1920 Great Gatsby vibe with stunning outdoor sea view over town.

Middag – Från Riddarholmen kan du gå på din sista båtresa för dagen och gå av i slussen, där kan du ta en kort 10 minuters promenad till Gamla Stan. Jag antar att du är hungrig och om du inte vill leta efter ett ställe att äta på, så rekommenderar jag starkt Mister French, en fransk restaurang med specialitet inom skaldjur, fisk och biff och bäst av allt, stället har 1920 tals Great Gatsby-vibe med fantastisk havsutsikt över staden.

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Before the day comes to an end, have a walk around Gamla Stan, there are colourful historical buildings to walk through, stop by one the many ice cream shops and indulge your craving while you take it all in.

Innan dagen går mot sitt slut, ta en promenad runt Gamla Stan, det finns färgglada historiska byggnader att promenera igenom, stanna till i en av de många glassaffärerna och njut av en glass medans du tar in all historia och skönhet runt om.

There you have it friends. You have now lived your best 24 hours in Stockholm. I know it won’t be enough and your love for Stockholm has just began,

thank you come again and until next time, Good seeing you!

Där har ni mina vänner. Du har nu levt ditt bästa 24 timmar i Stockholm. Jag vet att det inte är tillräckligt och din kärlek till Stockholm har just börjat,

tack för att du kom på besök till denna underbara stad, hoppas att du gör en återbesök.

Tills nästa gång, Trevlig resa!