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Atlas Obscura ‘The Flute Player’

In the eastern portion of Tivoli Park in Solna, Sweden, the large green areas all around suddenly transform into a similarly wild, but somewhat tamer looking park. This portion of Tivoli Park, known as “Piper’s Park” is actually an old English-style landscape park, designed by the man who brought English landscaping style to the country. And while this section of the park still bears his name, there is a small cherubic statue making the park’s name a bit more complicated. 

Piper’s Park was the brainchild of Fredrik Magnus Piper, Sweden’s foremost expert on the “English Garden.” Commissioned by Court Gustav Philip Creutz, Piper conceived of the park in the early 18th century.

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Villa Delin
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Tantolunden Flak Position

Discover Tantolunden Flak Position in Stockholm, Sweden: Tucked away in a downtown Stockholm park are the remains of a World War II defense position.

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Lappis Scream

Discover Lappis Scream in Stockholm, Sweden: Every Tuesday, students let off steam by screaming into the night air.

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Lego Swedish 1-M Solar Telescope

Discover Lego Swedish 1-M Solar Telescope in Stockholm, Sweden: A 1:42 scale model of the world's second largest lensed telescope.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Astrid Lindgren’s House

Discover Astrid Lindgrens Hem (Astrid Lindgren's House) in Stockholm, Sweden: The apartment where Pippi Longstocking came to life.

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Sweden’s Longest Escalator

Discover Västra Skogen Escalator in Stockholm, Sweden: A Stockholm metro station is home to an escalator that is not only the longest in Sweden, but among the longest in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Wooden Horse Museum

Discover Wooden Horse Museum in Stockholm, Sweden: This small museum nestled inside a souvenir shop is dedicated to Sweden's most well-known toy.

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Skansen with Tim Richards
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Stockholm’s Abandoned Ordnance Datum

Sweden's official ordnance datum is hidden in plain sight.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Katarina Elevator

Discover Katarina Elevator in Stockholm, Sweden: This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.3km
AFRY Building

Discover AFRY Building in Hagalund, Sweden: From a distance, this structure looks like an ordinary office building but a closer inspection reveals a unique facade.

Atlas Obscura 2021
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‘Svampen’

Discover 'Svampen' in Stockholm, Sweden: A concrete mushroom that divided Stockholm residents for nearly a century.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Carl XII’s Oak

Discover Carl XII's Oak in Stockholm, Sweden: An ancient tree that was once the favorite of a young Swedish royal.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.34km
Stadshuskällaren

Eat a Nobel banquet in the basement of Stockholm's City Hall.

Atlas Obscura 2020
5.82km
Källargränd urinoar (Källargränd Urinal)

Discover Källargränd urinoar (Källargränd Urinal) in Stockholm, Sweden: A 130-year-old urinal is the oldest of Stockholm and perhaps all of Sweden.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.56km
Pompes Grav (Pompe the Dog’s Grave)

Discover Pompes Grav (Pompe the Dog's Grave) in Stockholm, Sweden: A tombstone on the grounds of the royal castle marks the burial site of a Swedish king's beloved dog.

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From Central station to Slussen
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Atlas Obscura 2019
3.83km
Newton’s Apple

Discover Newton's Apple in Stockholm, Sweden: This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.

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Arkitekturskolan KTH (today: A House Stockholm)
Atlas Obscura 2019
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Alfred Nobel’s Grave

Discover Alfred Nobel's Grave in Stockholm, Sweden: The final resting place of the man whose name has become synonymous with greatness.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.83km
Stockholm Observatory

Discover Stockholm Observatory in Stockholm, Sweden: When this 18th-century observatory's meridian was moved, it set Sweden's time back by 0.04 seconds.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.19km
Joseph Kraus’s Grave

Discover Joseph Kraus's Grave in Stockholm, Sweden: The composer known as the "Swedish Mozart" arranged to be buried in an unusual spot.

Audio Guide 2019
5.27km
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Stockholm
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5.99km
Tyska Kyrkan Weather Vane

Discover Tyska Kyrkan Weather Vane in Stockholm, Sweden: This centuries-old rooster survived a devastating fire.

Atlas Obscura 2020
3.39km
Lyell’s Oak

Discover Lyells Ek (Lyell's Oak) in Stockholm, Sweden: This tree was once used to calculate the decrease of the Baltic Sea.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.98km
‘In Between’

Discover 'In Between' in Stockholm, Sweden: What looks like a birch tree smushed between two pieces of glass often confounds commuters.

Atlas Obscura 2016
6.05km
Storkyrkobadet

Discover Storkyrkobadet in Stockholm, Sweden: A hidden bathhouse in one of Stockholm's oldest and busiest neighborhoods is open to anyone who can find it.

Atlas Obscura 2020
3.83km
Stockholm Meteorological Station

Discover Stockholm Meteorological Station in Stockholm, Sweden: One of the world's oldest continuously operating meteorological stations sits on a hill in Stockholm.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.62km
Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (The Real Meridian for the Academic Quarter)

Discover Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (The Real Meridian for the Academic Quarter) in Östermalm, Sweden: A response to the wrongly placed meridian of the same name.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.84km
1/4 Milestone of Stockholm

Discover 1/4 Milestone of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden: This stone obelisk is a relic of the 17th-century Swedish mile markers.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.95km
Östermalm Echo Dome

Discover Östermalm Echo Dome in Stockholm, Sweden: Sound travels strangely in this underground whispering gallery.

Atlas Obscura 2016
5.36km
Battle of the Elms

Discover Battle of the Elms in Stockholm, Sweden: The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Bling-Bling for the People

Discover Bling-Bling for the People in Stocksund, Sweden: Crystal chandeliers brighten up this dark underpass.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.97km
‘Två Myror’ (‘Two Ants’)

Discover 'Två Myror' ('Two Ants') in Stockholm, Sweden: Enormous ants wielding giant pine needles guard a Stockholm real estate company's office.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Cedergrenska Tower

Discover Cedergrenska Tower in Stockholm, Sweden: Despite dreams of constructing this fairytale mansion, Albert Gotthard Nestor Cedergren never saw its completion.

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From Central station to Slussen
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Atlas Obscura 2018
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The Iron Boy

Discover Järnpojke in Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm's tiniest statue is of a small boy looking at the Moon.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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The Royal Armoury

Discover The Royal Armoury in Stockholm, Sweden: A king's bloodstained shirt is among the gruesome collection of artifacts displayed below Stockholm's Royal Palace.

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Viking Line
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Atlas Obscura 2021
4.89km
Samkönade Trafikljusen

Discover Samkönade Trafikljusen in Stockholm, Sweden: A temporary art piece to celebrate LGBTQ Pride is now a permanent part of Stockholm's traffic landscape.

Atlas Obscura 2021
2.34km
Haga Tingshus Jättegryta (Haga Courthouse Giant’s Kettle)

Discover Haga Tingshus Jättegryta (Haga Courthouse Giant's Kettle) in Stockholm, Sweden: This building, previously used as a courthouse, has an unusual geological feature in its basement.

Atlas Obscura 2021
3.68km
Uggleviksreservoaren

Discover Uggleviksreservoaren in Stockholm, Sweden: This poured-concrete water reservoir is a gem of modernist architecture well-hidden in a city forest.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Discover Mårten Trotzigs Gränd in Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Dykande Måsen

Discover Dykande Måsen in Stockholm, Sweden: A concrete Picasso in the middle of a student housing complex on the outskirts of Stockholm.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Scharmer’s Small Solar Telescope

Discover Scharmer's Small Solar Telescope in Stockholm, Sweden: A scale model of the world's second largest lensed telescope.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Percys Trappa

Discover Percys Trappa in Stockholm, Sweden: A wooden street sign is the last remnant of this 400-year-old alleyway.

Atlas Obscura 2021
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Stockholm Metro Ventilation Art

Discover Stockholm Metro Ventilation Art in Stockholm, Sweden: Small Easter eggs are hidden in the ventilation holes of the city's newest trains.

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Bengt Erland Fogelberg’s Norse God Statues

Discover Bengt Erland Fogelberg's Norse God Statues in Stockholm, Sweden: Finally reunited, the three effigies now stand in a museum courtyard.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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The First Grave of René Descartes

Discover The First Grave of René Descartes in Stockholm, Sweden: Inside this church, a monument honors the first burial site of the famed philosopher.

Atlas Obscura 2017
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Hidden Royal Waiting Hall

Discover Royal Waiting Hall in Stockholm, Sweden: Although rarely used, there is still a hidden room for the royal family at the Stockholm central station.

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Berzelius Park

Discover Berzelius Park in Stockholm, Sweden: This statue and park honor the Swedish chemist Jacob Berzelius, one of the founders of modern chemistry.

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Järnblocket (Iron Boulder)

Discover Järnblocket (Iron Boulder) in Stockholm, Sweden: A prehistoric geological oddity tucked behind Stockholm's natural history museum.

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Discover The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library) in Stockholm, Sweden: The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.

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The Old Town (Gamla stan) with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2019
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Aifur

Discover Aifur in Stockholm, Sweden: Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Lego Åhléns City

Discover Lego Åhléns City in Stockholm, Sweden: A miniature model of the iconic Stockholm department store.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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A Japanese Video Game Arcade, Hidden in the Back of a Swedish Pool Hall

Hey STHLM features games rarely found outside Japan.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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AlbaNova Telescope

Discover AlbaNova Telescope in Stockholm, Sweden: Sweden's largest optical telescope sits on a rooftop in Stockholm.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Margareta Krook’s Statue

Discover Margareta Krook's Statue in Stockholm, Sweden: A heated statue pays tribute to one of Sweden's great actresses.

Atlas Obscura 2020
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Stortorget Cannonball

Discover Stortorget Cannonball in Stockholm, Sweden: Several cannonballs of mysterious origins decorate two buildings in Stortoget's main square.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Stockholm’s Museum of Video Games

It's always game time at the Spelmuseum.

Atlas Obscura 2021
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‘Humor’

Discover 'Humor' in Stockholm, Sweden: This unique sculpture is often overlooked by pedestrians.

Atlas Obscura 2022
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Vanadislunden Water Reservoir

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Eva-Lisa’s room
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Strandvägen promenade with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2019
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Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, and Aunt Lavender

Discover Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, and Aunt Lavender in Stockholm, Sweden: The three colorful women depict characters from a beloved children's story.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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The Grave of Morgan the Horse

A simple stone remembers one of the most menacing horses in the Swedish military.

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Museum of Medieval Stockholm

Discover Museum of Medieval Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden: The discovery of an old wall led to the creation of this fascinating museum about the city in the Middle Ages.

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The Unmarked Grave of Christer Pettersson

Discover The Unmarked Grave of Christer Pettersson in Hagalund, Sweden: Not far from where one of the most famous Swedes of all time is buried, an infamous man was put to rest.

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Discover Djurgården Anti-Tank Barrier in Östermalm, Sweden: Not far from the busy city lie these remains of a time when the world was on fire.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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Ribbinska Huset

Discover Ribbinska Huset in Stockholm, Sweden: It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.

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A Swedish Competition Inspired By a Stephen King Novel

The Marathon March is basically a non-fatal version of "The Long Walk."

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Gamla Riksarkivet Lift

Discover Gamla Riksarkivet Lift in Stockholm, Sweden: Sweden's first electric elevator remains hidden within a fortress-like building.

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Last Home of Descartes

Discover Last Home of Descartes in Stockholm, Sweden: A plaque marks the house in Stockholm where the French philosopher René Descartes lived up until his death.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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This Stunning Metro Station Is Also an Ecological Wonder

Stockholm's deepest subway station has developed its own self-sufficient ecosystem.

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Vikingaliv Runestone

Discover Vikingaliv Runestone in Stockholm, Sweden: Outside a Viking museum sits a modern-day runestone made by a Swedish runemaster using traditional methods.

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‘The Battle of Gotland 1361’ Exhibit

Discover 'The Battle of Gotland 1361' Exhibit in Stockholm, Sweden: This grisly exhibit houses skeletons and weapons from a devastating 14th-century clash.

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Atlas Obscura 2020
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Stockholm University Arboretum

Discover Stockholm University Arboretum in Stockholm, Sweden: A collection of trees from various corners of the world call Stockholm University home.

Atlas Obscura 2018
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This Small Flag Signals That Sweden Is at Peace

It has only failed to fly twice in modern history.

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Gamla Stan Street-by-Street
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Walk from the Viking Line terminal toward the Slussen Promenade with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2021
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‘Moby dick’

Discover 'Moby dick' in Stockholm, Sweden: A statue that stood at the center of a long copyright battle.

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Red Sightseeing – Gustav III Tour
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Gamla Stan Essentials
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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.51km
Site of the Unsolved Murder of the Former Swedish Prime Minister

Discover Olof Palme Memorial Plaque in Stockholm, Sweden: A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.84km
Victoriahuset (Victoria House)

Discover Victoriahuset (Victoria House) in Stockholm, Sweden: A rare surviving Victorian greenhouse designed specifically to house giant water lilies.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.45km
Medieval Massacre – The Battle of Gotland 1361

Discover Medieval Massacre – The Battle of Gotland 1361 in Stockholm, Sweden: This grisly exhibit houses skeletons and weapons from a devastating 14th-century clash.

Audio Guide
7.39km
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Viking Line
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Atlas Obscura 2020
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Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank)

Discover Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank) in Stockholm, Sweden: One of the world's first dedicated bank buildings in the world is now the oldest one.

Atlas Obscura 2021
5.14km
Hallwylska Museet (Hallwyl Museum)

Discover Hallwylska Museet (Hallwyl Museum) in Stockholm, Sweden: The 19th-century home of Count and Countess von Hallwyl is now a museum.

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Arrhenius Laboratory
Atlas Obscura 2018
5.89km
A Viking Runestone in Stockholm’s Old Town

The ancient runic inscription is likely older than the city itself.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Stockholm’s Last Paternoster Lift

The elevator inside the HSB main office has been running since the 1950s.

Atlas Obscura 2021
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‘Morgondagens Väder’ (‘Tomorrow’s Weather’)

Discover 'Morgondagens Väder' ('Tomorrow's Weather') in Stockholm, Sweden: An abstract representation of weather in Sweden.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.03km
Haga Slottsgrund

Discover Haga Slottsgrund in Hagalund, Sweden: The palace for King Gustav III was never completed, but the foundation remains tucked away in this city park.