Stockholm has produced a number of famous sons and daughters, from filmmaker Ingmar Bergman to writer Astrid Lindgren and ABBA’s Benny Andersson. But Alfred Nobel, August Strindberg and Greta Garbo continue to be the most famous of all. They acquired their fame during their own genres and eras, but all left their mark on the Swedish capital – enough for an entertaining day of sightseeing.
The department store where Greta Garbo once worked as a salesgirl and where she was scouted for her first film role is still around and her final resting place is now listed as a World Heritage Site. Visitors can book the Red Room from August Strindberg’s eponymous book in the city’s trendiest design hotel and wander around the stately ballroom where the prizes named after Alfred Nobel are presented. Follow in the footsteps of 3 famous Swedes.