I feel like there were a few places I recently wrote about, which I have visited before. So I was just re-visiting. And now I can finally say that I was visiting Stockholm for the first time. Stockholm has been on my bucket list for quite some time and as soon as I saw an opportunity to go there I grabbed it – of course!
Me and my mom went on a two day trip to Stockholm during our stay in Copenhagen. We flew there early in the morning and flew back to Copnehagen the next day, late in the evening. It was only one hour flight so we had plenty of time.
The next two days we basically walked around Stockholm, did some sightseeing, had a coffee in a park, had a lovely lunch and did some shopping. The weather was – again, really nice, sunny and warm.
To sum up those two days in three words – we enjoyed ourselves!
But I have to say my expectations for Stockholm were a bit too high. It is a beautiful city but in my opinion it has no soul. It’s not as warm and cosy as I expected and I didn’t really fell in love with it. It is a bit too industrial for me, excluding the famous old part of Stockholm with all of those colorful houses which was my favourite part. There are not many streets that are only walking zones and that was something I didn’t like.
I always try to classify every city I visit. And I know it sounds really funny but I would say that Stockholm for me is a mixture of Trieste and Brussels. Trieste because of the harbour and viaducts and Brussels because the city centre reminded me of the city centre in Brussels (only there are more walking zones in Brussels).
If I had to choose between Stockholm and Copenhagen I would choose Copenhagen every time. But that’s just my personal opinion. If you are wondering how you would see Stockholm, I suggest you book a ticket and see it for yourself.