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4 best places to see cherry blossom in Stockholm

We’ve experienced cherry blossom bloom in different countries around the globe, from Japan to France. And these explorations have shown us how lucky we are to call Stockholm, a top destination for cherry blossom in Europe, home. As the flower burst into bloom sometime between the end of April and beginning of May, the city comes alive and transform into a tapestry of pink and white hues. It’s truly a fantastic time to be in town, and in this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of best places for cherry blossoms in Stockholm. Start by exploring the summary below and get ready for an explosion of pink hues!

Cherry blossom in Stockholm

1) Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården is the most popular place for cherry blossom in Stockholm. Nestled between the bustling harbor and the city’s main commercial districts, this square boasts a prime location and an irresistible atmosphere. While a delightful spot to visit year-round, Kungsträdgården truly comes alive during cherry blossom season, transforming into the most magical and romantic square in town. Pathways of delicate Sakuras frame the central fountain, creating a setting straight out of a fairy tale. A must-visit destination for anyone fortunate enough to be in Stockholm during the cherry blossom bloom!

The cherry trees gracing Kungsträdgården were gifted from Japan to the King of Sweden in 1998, symbolizing the enduring bond between the two nations. Since then, Stockholm has embraced this cultural exchange wholeheartedly, hosting an annual Cherry Blossom festival at the park. This lively event is a celebration of Japanese culture and traditions, offering vibrant stage performances and interactive activities against the backdrop of blooming cherry blossoms. It’s a delightful event to attend during spring!

2) Luma Park

Although not as popular as Kungsträdgården, Luma Park is an absolute must-visit spot for cherry blossom in Stockholm. This hidden gem is actually our favorite Sakura spot in town, alongside Lugnets Allé, a place we absolutely adore and will introduce to you shortly. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, Luma square and surrounding park burst into a cherry blossom oasis comprised of dozens of cherry trees in shades of delicate pinks and whites. It’s a super romantic setting for families and lovers!

Insider tip: Luma Park is the heart of Hammarby Sjöstad, a charming residential neighborhood in Stockholm. This is an area traditional travel guides won’t mention, but it’s actually our favorite in town. So, we recommend combining a visit to Luma Park with a pleasant stroll through Hammarby Sjöstad, including the water promenade and inner streets adorned by a lovely creek.

If you’re feeling adventurous, include Nacka Reservatet to your itinerary. It’s a beautiful forest in the middle of Stockholm, where you’ll get a feeling for Sweden’s stunning nature. And if you’re a beer lover, make sure to visit Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, a trendy and beloved craft beer spot in Sjöstan!

3) Lugnets Allé

Lugnets Allé is translated to English as “Calmness Alley,” a title that perfectly describes the atmosphere of this idyllic street. Arguably one of Stockholm’s best-kept secrets, Lugnets Allé exudes a serene atmosphere that’s impossible to resist. This is one of our favorite areas in town, and a place we almost kept out of this guide, in the fear of compromising its pristine nature.

Apart from the peaceful atmosphere, what truly sets this street apart is its breathtaking display of cherry blossoms. Dozens of delicate trees line the creek’s banks, casting a spellbinding hue of pink and white over the entire street extension. It’s a place you must visit during cherry blossom season, combined with Luma Park and a walk through Hammarby Sjöstad. Thank us later for the tip!

4) Bysistorget, Södermalm

Nestled within the vibrant Södermalm, Stockholm’s trendiest neighborhood, lies Bysistorget – a true hidden gem waiting to be discovered amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. This unassuming square burst into life and color during cherry blossom season and exudes the most charming atmosphere. We honestly have no idea how, but this fantastic cherry blossom spot flew under our radar for years. But from the moment we set foot in this charming square, adorned with chic cafes and inviting bars, we knew we had stumbled upon something special.

We visited the square on Saturday afternoon, in the peak of cherry blossom bloom and were simply delighted with its vibrant energy. From soulful live music performance to secondhand markets and kids’ attractions, there was something exciting for everyone. Bysistorget truly is a must-visit destination during the springtime in Stockholm and we’d recommend visiting the square in the weekend if possible!

These are our top 4 recommendation for cherry blossom in Stockholm. We hope you feel inspired to explore them all and enjoy the magical spring atmosphere in the air. Stockholm truly is one of the best places for cherry blossom in Europe, if not the world. The city exudes charm and burst into life as the flowers bloom all around us in the end of April and beginning of May. If you’re coming to Stockholm during this period, make sure to check our complete guide of things to do in April, as well as our various curated travel guides here!

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