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
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.
Stockholm shows its support for the city of Barcelona after the terrible attack at La Rambla. Today, Friday the 18th of August, the Swedish flag is on half mast in the City Hall park to honour the victims.
Stockholm and Gothenburg will together host the festival EuroPride next year.