Officially called the Kungliga Djurgården (The Royal Game Park) this historic parkland is located on an island in central Stockholm. The park is home to many of the city’s finest attractions including historic museums, galleries and of course Gröna Lund amusement park making it one of Stockholm’s favourite recreation areas. Over 10 million visitors a year visit this part of Stockholm and over half of these spend their time at the amusement park and museums.
There are many hotels in Stockholm near this bustling cultural hub. Visitors will be well-placed to stay at the Radisson Blue Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm which provides a calm sanctuary from the bustling city outside and is less than a 10 minute drive away.
Explore Djurgården on foot
Known for its many beautiful green spaces, the Djurgården is best enjoyed by taking a short walking tour. An enjoyable way to reach the park is on one of the cities historical trams built in the first half of the 20th Century. Once across the Djurgårdsbron Bridge, beautifully decorated with Old Norse gods, the noise of the city is replaced by the sounds of nature and people enjoying themselves in Djurgården.
Once into the Galärparken visitors can enjoy visiting the Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Aquaria Water Museum, Gröna Lund amusement park and Skansen Open Air Museum. Past Gröna Lund are a number of historic 18th century wooden buildings, now private accommodation, which add to the atmosphere of the park. A walk further to the east will bring walkers to the Rosendal Palace where refreshments can be bought at a popular terrace café.
Accomodation near Stockholm’s famous Djurgården
Stockholm has many world renowned museums including The Vasa Museum and the Skansen open air museum which can be found in the Djurgården and are easily visited from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm.