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Sergelstaden in Stockholm. Pictuired is Röda Huset and Soltrappan in the newly formed neighborhood of Sergelstaden in central Stockholm.

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Find the highlights of Sergelstaden

Publish date: 4 March 2024

A new area has started to form in the blocks around Sergels Torg; Sergelstaden.

The area around Sergels Torg in central Stockholm has gone through many changes. The redevelopment of Norrmalm was a massive undertaking during the mid-20th century and dramatically changed Stockholm’s cityscape.

Many of the locations and buildings that have become synonymous with down-town Stockholm – Kulturhuset, the Hötorget skyscrapers, and the T-centralen metro station – were built during this time. Sergels Torg itself wasn’t completed until 1968, and the large glass obelisk watching over the square ("Kristall, vertikal accent I glas och stål" by Edvin Örhström) was finished in 1974.

Recently the area has undergone even more changes. The office buildings along Malmskillnadsgatan have been reimagined and partly deconstructed, giving way for stairs leading down to Sergels Torg. Furthermore, Malmskillnadsgatan, Sergelgången, and the Hötorget skyscrapers will get a facelift (if they haven’t already).

Already, new restaurants, boutiques, and attractions have opened up their doors in what has been dubbed “Sergelstaden”. Beloved institutions like Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and The Stockholm Concert Hall are still present, and have been accompanied by new ventures like Paradox Museum & The Avicii Experience. And if you want to get a panoramic view of not just Sergelstaden but the whole of Stockholm, a cool summer cocktail at Stockholm Under Stjärnorna rooftop bar is a given.

Looking for tips on Norrmalm and the city center? Read our district guide for more inspiration and suggestions.