A Skyview of Stockholm

The Skyview in Globen feels like Swedens answer to the London Eye or the Burj Khalifa. If you love Stockholm, then you might want to consider viewing it from 424 feet above sea level. I recently experienced Skyview with my 5 year old daughter, and she loved it, the view is truly stunning as Globen is at the heart of Södermalm.  Although height is not my forte, I really enjoyed the ride which lasted for 20 minute. Overall its a memorable thing to do with a loved one and you can take amazing pictures with Stockholm as your backdrop.

 

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

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

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 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

🇸🇪 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 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

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…

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

 

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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