Royal Djurgården welcome Europride to Stockholm20/07/2018
Royal Djurgården is proud to welcome Europride to Stockholm
Royal Djurgården – in the heart of Stockholm, plays an important part in the life of almost every Stockholmer. And Pride has become an important part of life at Djurgården. This year is no exception. On the contrary. We want to celebrate the fact that Europride is in Stockholm by some special treats. Run for Pride, craft-shops for the kids, ABBA-singing and dancing at a special discount, guided tours, theatre, fine art, good food. Everything is here for you to enjoy.
But let us start from the beginning.
Royal Djurgården is not only in the heart of the city, it also has a special place in the heart of Stockholmers. The island has been the place for recreation and fun for centuries. In the 15th century, the land was dedicated for royalties to hunt gain, and the famous Queen Christina even had lions here! Later, Djurgården became the place of entertainment for both royalties and commoners with lots of inns, and other forms of amusements such as theatre, music, and dancing.
In the 1850’s, the amusement park Gröna Lund opened its gates, and not long after both Cirkus and the outdoor museum Skansen was opened. The island is still a place for old traditions – with the celebrations of New Year’s Eve and Sweden’s National Day at Skansen, but it’s also the place for new ideas and inventions at for example the Museum of Science and Technology. And Royal Djurgården is the home of new traditions, such as hosting the yearly QX Gaygala.
Today, Djurgården is still a place for both recreation and fun.
You can come here to enjoy the tranquillity of the park, the old oaks, and the sound of the waves hitting the pebbled beaches, or you can visit the many museums, the amusement park, or have a fun night out at a restaurant. This is the place where you’ll see and experience what Stockholm really is, a place with lots of warmth, openness, and friendliness. A place where you can be who you are. In the park, at a museum, in a restaurant, in an art gallery. In the middle of tranquillity, but also in the middle of a pulsating city.
This is Royal Djurgården – Scandinavia’s # 1 attraction.
And Royal Djurgården is proud to welcome Europride to Stockholm!
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