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 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.
On 21-22 November, the City of Stockholm and the OECD arranged an international technical workshop in Stockholm. The theme of the meeting was Working Together for Migrant Integration in Cities: How can cities address the short and long-term challenges and leverage opportunities to integrate migrants.
Buildings in urban areas are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and typically account for over half of a total city’s emissions on average. Together with 19 other cities, Stockholm has now signed an agreement committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by year 2030.