husnyckel's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Loading map...
Sweden

Björnhammaren

Once the nail factory shut its doors, this Swedish factory town was abandoned, leaving behind a modern ghost town.
Håverud, Sweden

Håverud Aqueduct

A railway, a waterway, and a roadway all in one, suspended over a rushing river.
Kiruna, Sweden

Kiruna Cage Balconies

These coffin-like Brutalist balconies were inspired by a nearby mine.
Tjurkö, Sweden

Tjurkö Ship Cemetery

For decades, these ships have been lying in rust awaiting a final decision on their fate.
Nynäshamn S, Sweden

The Landsort Artillery Battery

A southern Swedish island is home to the last ERSTA artillery battery, meant to protect the shoreline during the Cold War.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University Arboretum

A collection of trees from various corners of the world call Stockholm University home.
Hagalund, Sweden

Haga Slottsgrund

The palace for King Gustav III was never completed, but the foundation remains tucked away in this city park.
Innerstaden, Sweden

The Maiden's Tower

Known locally as the Jungfrutornet, this Medieval tower hides a dark legend.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bokbåten

Twice a year, this floating library delivers thousands of books to the remote islands of Stockholm’s archipelago.
Stockholm, Sweden

Krutbanan (Gunpowder Track)

This railroad track was so secretive that it was omitted from all maps.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksarkivet Lift

Sweden's first electric elevator remains hidden within a fortress-like building.
Önneköp, Sweden

Republic of Önneköp

This micronation's flag honors its favorite drink, Kaffegöken, or "cuckoo-coffee."
Malmö, Sweden

'The Knotted Gun'

This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
Stockholm, Sweden

Love Locks of Västerbron

A former suicide bridge is now accumulating symbols of love instead of a body count.
Stockholm, Sweden

Newton's Apple

This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.
Stockholm, Sweden

Nobels spränggropar (Nobel's Blasting Bunkers)

The remains of Alfred Nobel's first nitroglycerine factory can still be found on the shores of a Swedish bay.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.