Östermalm is situated just to the east of Norrmalm, but can actually be counted as a part of the city center. Many of Stockholm´s main streets, hotels and famous squares are located here. Östermalm also has a small boat harbour at Strandvägen, where you also find the famous Grand hotel. Stureplan is famous for its vibrant nighlife and snobbish atmosphere.



Stureplan is a busy and popular square in the intersection Birger Jarlsgatan/Sturegatan/Kungsgatan. It is famous for its vibrant nighlife for celebrities and the upper class, clubs like Sturecompagniet and Spy bar, and the upscale shopping galleria Sturegallerian.




Birger Jarlsgatan, Stureplan

Birger Jarlsgatan at Stureplan.   Birger Jarlsgatan   People outside Sturegallerian

Sturegallerian is a fancy shopping galleria with upmarket brand stores and restaurants. It has several atriums in vintage style, like this light and beautiful one.



Sturegallerian, another atrium

Café in Sturegallerian

Elegant café in Sturegalleriet.   Sturebadet, an art nouveaux bathing facility inside Sturegallerian   Sturegallerian


Stureplan towards Birger Jarlsgatan   Spy Bar, a fancy nightclub known as a spot for famous people at Stureplan   Stureplan: Birger Jarlsgatan/Kungsgatan

Midrise in jugedn style, Birger Jarlsgatan   Biblioteksgatan, a pedestrian street parallel to Birger Jarlsgatan   Biblioteksgatan is close to Stureplan

Prada is one of many upmarket chain stores on Birger Jarlsgatan   Sculpture at Birger Jarlsgatan   Mäster Samuelsgatan towards Hötorget

Gucci is also on Birger Jarlsgatan   Birger Jarlsgatan   A red Ferrari spotted on Birger Jarlsgatan

Birger Jarlspassagen, a beautiful old passage   Birger Jarlspassagen   Birger Jarlsgatan

Kungaliga Dramatiska Teatern (Royal Dramatic Theatre), locally called "Dramaten", is situated at the border between Östermalm and Norrmalm, at Nybroplan in the intersection Strandvägen/Birger Jarlsgatan, opposite Berzelli park. The current building was completed in 1908 and renovated in 2007. It has a capacity of 1500 people on 6 different stages. Carl Milles has made the theatrical decorations and Fredrik Liljekvist designed the building.

Östermalm with Skeppsholmsbron, a bridge between Östermalm and Skeppsbron, and the 80m high Oscar's Church from 1903.

Grand Hotel seen from Old Town.


Strandvägen, Östermalm

Östermalm skyline

Grand Hôtel, the most exclusive hotel in Scandinavia. This famous 5 star hotel is situated at Södra Blasieholmshamnen on Östermalm. It has 368 rooms and openedn 1874.

Grand Hôtel is a favourite among celebrities and world leaders.   Södra Blasieholmshamnen on Östermalm seen from Slottsbacken.    



Strandvägen, is the harbour road on the south banks of Östermalm, opposite Gamla Stan. Here you find some of Stockholm's most wellknown hotels.

View towards the famous Radisson Strand Hotel.

Hotel Diplomat.

Horse parade seen while having a beer at a restaurant on Strandvägen.
It is here starting to rain.

The bridge to Djurgården from Östermalm.

Karlaplan, where the long boulevards Narvavägen, Valhallavägen and Karlavägen meets.

Karlavägen, a major street on Östermalm.

Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka.

Östermalmstorg with Saluhallen, the old market hall.

Östermalmstorg with Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka.

Sibyllegatan from Östermalmstorg.

Humlegårdsgatan from Östermalmstorg.

Östermalmstorg. Having lunch before going by subway to Stora Skuggan, where Sonisphere festival takes place



Vasataden, or just Vastastan, is a district in central Stockholm, just west of Östermalm, north of Norrmalm, north of Kungsholmen and bordering the city of Solna to the North. It has a residential feeling and is mostly famous for the Municipal Library, Vasaparken, Odenkyrkan and Odenplan.

Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm´s municipal library, was designed by Gunnar Asplund. It is not very large, but its exterior is classic and elegant.

Odenplan. The church is Vasakyrkan.