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Welcome to Stockholm

Photo: Sören Andersson

Stockholm, situated between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea, is recognised as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The city is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and is close to both nature and city life. 

Stockholm is a city of contrasts where stillness meets an urban pulse. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here, and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here. It also has a rich history comprising gorgeous architecture, museums, the Royal Palace and the medieval urban core of Gamla Stan. Trendy bars and world class restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder with historic cafés and cozy neighborhood pubs. The atmosphere is open, tolerant and welcoming, and diversity and innovation are encouraged. Stockholm is a city for everyone.

Stockholm loves handball

Several key players in the Swedish team - such as Linn Blohm and Nathalie Hagman - are born in Stockholm, which was already one of the host cities for Women's EHF EURO 2006 in Sweden. Stockholm also proudly host Eken Cup, the world's largest handball tournament on lawn.

Hovet Arena

Hovet is a part of an entertainment district of the future with the arenas Hovet, Ericsson Globe, Tele2 Arena, Annexet and the tourist attraction SkyView - together they form the largest sports- and entertainment district in Scandinavia. In addition to arenas, it includes hotel, offices, a shopping mall and restaurants. And it is all served by excellent connections with Stockholm's public transportation system.

Hovet is a multi-purpose arena which is used daily for the local elite teams, but also for concerts and corporate events, and offers a capacity of 8,094 spectators for sporting events.

Hovet will host Group A in the preliminary round, the group in which Sweden will start their EHF EURO 2016 campaign. Their opponents are Serbia, Spain and Slovenia. The playing dates are 4, 6 and 8 December 2016.

To buy tickets for Group A go here.

Celebrate Christmas in Stockholm

In December Stockholm will be embraced by the scent of cinnamon bread and saffron buns and the streets will be lit up by thousands of Christmas lights. Every year on 10 December the Nobel prize is awarded in Stockholm and you can take part in the festivities and exhibitions with a visit to the Nobel Museum and the City Hall. 

Read more about Stockholm on the official tourism website www.visitstockholm.com