King’s Garden (Sweden)

King’s Garden (Sweden)

Kungsträdgården is a park in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is colloquially known as Kungsan.

The park’s central location and its outdoor cafés makes it one of the most popular hangouts and meeting places in Stockholm. It also hosts open-air concerts and events in summer, while offering an ice rink during winters. Additionally, First of May demonstrations held by the Left Party and other communist and left-wing parties usually take place here each year. There is also a number of cafés, art galleries and restaurants; for example Galleri Doktor Glas, a name taken from the novel Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg published in 1905.

The park is divided into four distinct spaces: Square of Charles XII; Molin’s Fountain;; Square of Charles XIII and “Fountain of Wolodarski”. The park is administered and events in it organized by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.