City of Stockholm
Welcome to the Capital of Scandinavia
Welcome to Stockholm
Welcome to Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved mediaeval city centres, the city is stunningly located by the Baltic Sea.
Make the most of your stay
You will find everything you need to know before and during your visit to Stockholm at visitstockholm.com – The Official Visitors Guide.
- More than 4 million books are borrowed from the city's libraries each year.
- There are more than 450 sport facilities in Stockholm.
- Almost 50 000 Stockholm children attend pre-school.
The goal of Stockholm's event strategy is to become a world class event city by 2030 - one of the three most popular event cities in Europe.
Sharing best practice
Stockholm’s international relations gives elected representatives and employees excellent opportunities to exchange best practice.
The Smart City
Environmental and information technology are both key priorities in developing a sustainable society.
The City Hall
Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited tourist attractions.
Stockholm was the first city to receive the award European Green Capital by the EU Commission.
A fast growing city
Stockholm is growing like never before which requires effective and innovative infrustructural development.
There are more than 260 elementary schools and over 80 high schools in Stockholm. All education for children is free of charge.
News from the City of Stockholm
The International Olympic Committee has decided to award the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2026 to Italy. The City of Stockholm congratulates Milano Cortina and wishes the organisers the best of luck in the arrangements.
Sunday 26 of May 2019 is EU election day. Togther - all EU member countries will choose a new parliament. The early voting starts 8 May. All eligible to vote will receive a voting card by post, to their registered address, around 2-8 of May.
The EU prioritizes climate research on many levels to reach the goals of the Paris agreement. In order to understand the direction climate research should take, the EU has worked closely with experts. They presented a report on 28 November. The City of Stockholm has taken part in the project, advising on the important role that cities play in the transition to a fossil free future.