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Långholmen

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Where
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Address
Långholmen
Type
Geographic
Location
City

Description

This idyllic island is a popular spot for picnics, swimming and recreation for Stockholmers and visitors alike, but this wasn’t always the case. From the eighteenth century until 1974, Långholmen was a dreaded prison island. The old prison has become a popular hostel with a prison museum. There are also beaches, open-air stages, charming buildings and a nice allotment garden area on Långholmen. The island is also home to Mälarvarvet (The Mälaren Yard), one of Stockholm’s oldest shipyards, and a small Bellman museum with a café. There is a wonderful view from the east side of the island over Riddarfjärden and Gamla Stan.

Surroundings

  • Airport
  • Beach
  • Desert
  • Downtown
  • Farm
  • Forest
  • Harbour
  • Jungle
  • Lake
  • Marina
  • Mountain
  • Rainforest
  • Sea
  • Wine yard

Geographic themes

  • Beach
  • Cave
  • City
  • Forest
  • Garden
  • Hot spring
  • Island
  • Lake
  • National park
  • Neighbourhood
  • Park
  • Rainforest
  • Religious service
  • Ruin
  • Sea
  • Village

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Nice place

(posted 2009-12-30)
A nice oasis in the middle of the city.. great beach in the summer
daniel
2 reviews
My rating: 4/5