Bergianska Trädgården


This expansive botanical garden, bordering the university on one side and Brunnsviken lake on the other, is a wonderful oasis. Stroll the grounds learning about rare types of Swedish flora, then relax with lunch or fika (coffee and cake) at the cafe in the Orangeriet (mains 105kr to 140kr). Be sure to take a gander at Victoriahuset, an elegant greenhouse from 1900 built to display the giant water lily it's named for.

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Nearby Stockholm attractions

1. Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

0.38 MILES

A fantastic place to bring kids, the Natural History Museum has seen a lot of changes since Carl von Linné founded it in 1739. These days, everything is…

2. Cosmonova

0.38 MILES

Adjoining Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet is Cosmonova, a combined planetarium, IMAX and 3D theatre with themes ranging from mummies and dinosaurs to the deep…

3. Gustav III’s Paviljong

0.51 MILES

Gustav III’s Paviljong is a superb example of late neoclassical style; the furnishings and decor reflect King Gustav III’s interest in all things Roman…

4. Fjärilshuset-Haga Ocean

0.57 MILES

The steamy Fjärilshuset ('butterfly house') is a great choice for a cold-weather visit. It recreates a tropical environment, complete with free-flying…

5. Koppartälten

0.63 MILES

The exotic Koppartälten looks a bit like part of the circus that got left behind. It consists of three magical copper tents created by set designer Louis…

6. Hagaparken

0.76 MILES

Another of Stockholm's lovely green pleasure gardens (and a section of the expansive Royal National Park), Haga Park has a royal pedigree. Begun by King…

7. Stadsbiblioteket


The main city library is just north of the city centre. Designed by architect Erik Gunnar Asplund and sporting a curvaceous, technicolor reading room, it…

8. Ulriksdals Slott


The 17th-century royal pad Ulriksdals Slott was home to King Gustaf VI Adolf and his family until 1973. Several of their exquisite apartments, including…