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Garden café Vintervikens Trädgården

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Vintervikens Trädgård

I was actually looking for Vinterviken, because of its link to Alfred Nobel, when I stumbled upon the delightful garden of Vintervikens Trädgården. It reminds me a bit of Rosendals Trädgård but it is also completely different. I was there in early spring, so there wasn’t much green to be seen yet, but the lovely spring sun made up for it.

Vintervikens Trädgård

Green green green

Vintervikens Trädgården is located in a green oasis and you can also expect mainly organic and organic products on your plate. They serve just about everything from ice creams to soup and homemade bread. You can also enjoy tasty dishes (they have a limited, changing menu, but what I already tasted was very tasty!) and a glass of wine.

Vintervikens Trädgård

On sunny days – actually from the moment the sun peeks through the clouds – the terrace is quickly packed. When it’s a bit cooler, you can go inside the Orangerie. There you can warm up by the fire.

Vintervikens Trädgård

Around the garden café you will find, among other things, a large vegetable garden where local residents can help with gardening. All vegetables and plants are grown ecologically.

The domain is run by a group of volunteers. Although it was a cool day in April, there were many people in the garden. You order food at the food stand. As you would expect from the Swedes, everyone neatly waits their turn in the (long) line. That waiting will be rewarded! I chose the sweet potato with truffle mayonnaise. Warmly recommended! Nearby you can take long walks in nature (and along the shores of Lake Mälaren).

Vintervikens Trädgård

Practical info Vintervikens Trädgård

How do you reach Vintervikens Trädgården?

Vintervikens Trädgården is located just south of Södermalm, half an hour from Centralen. Take the T-bana to Aspudden. From here it is a fifteen minute walk. At the stop you will find arrows that indicate the direction.

Address: Vinterviksvägen 30, Stockholm

Vintervikens Trädgård

Opening hours Vintervikens Trädgården

Vintervikens Trädgården is only open during spring and summer. In April, they are open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In May they are open during the week from 11am to 4pm and on weekends from 11am to 6pm. During the summer, from June to August, they are open every day from 11am to 9pm.

Not to be missed: on April 30th they will hold a special evening for Valborgsafton (Walpurgis Evening). They are then open from 4 pm to 10 pm. They also have a Christmas market in December.

More info on their website.

Vintervikens Trädgård

In the neighborhood of Vintervikens Trädgården

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26 July 2021
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Vinterviken, once home of the Nobel factory

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Vinterviken

Today I take you to Vinterviken, a bay in the south of Stockholm. The original reason for my visit to Vinterviken was my curiosity about the factory and ‘spränggropar’ – the bunkers – of Alfred Nobel. On the spot I discovered a natural area with a garden café, a swimming spot and beautiful walks along Lake Mälaren.

Alfred Nobel’s factory

When Alfred Nobel was looking for a site for his research and explosives testing, he bought a farm with land in Vinterviken in 1865. The area was surrounded by cliffs. That made it safer and more convenient than the populated area of ​​Stockholm where his research lab and factory (Nitroglycerin Aktiebolaget) used to be. The factory, designed by the Belgian engineer Gustaf Delaplace, was completed in 1891. It is now the only remaining factory building in the area.

In addition to the bunkers and the factory, Nobel also built a railway, a small harbor and houses for the factory workers in Vinterviken. Until 1921, dynamite was produced here. The production then moved to Gyttorp in Västmanland. Vinterviken stayed as storage and distribution centre. They sometimes conducted test explosions and other experiments at this site until 1988.

Winterviken

Over time Vinterviken transformed from an industrial area to a recreational area. Severe soil contamination (lead and arsenic) and high levels of uranium have been found in the bottom sediment of the bay. However, the radioactivity is low enough that they don’t consider it a health risk. There are warning signs on site not to let small children and dogs play in the soil. The remediations are in full swing.

Winterviken

The remaining building of the former Nobel factory is now home to a café/restaurant/banquet hall, Winterviken (yes, with a W). You can go there for fika or lunch. There is a spacious terrace. You order your drinks and food at the bar. The menu changes regularly.

Practical information

How do you reach Vinterviken?

Vinterviken is a 15-20 minute walk from the Aspudden metro station (red line).

Address: Vinterviksvägen 60, Stockholm

Opening hours

Winterviken is open all year round from 11am. More info on their website.

Nearby

  • Vintervikens trädgård
  • Nobels spränggropar (bunkers)

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26 July 2021
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Rosendals Trädgård: a Stockholm favourite

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Rosendals Trädgård

Almost every time I’m in Stockholm, I want to take a walk around all the islands. Soaking up the city in the always too short time that I am there. On Djurgården I like to pop into Rosendals Trädgård. I then dream about how I would buy plants for my balcony if I lived in Stockholm.

Rosendals Trädgård

Unique place

Rosendals Trädgård is a unique place, in the middle of green Djurgården. It is a garden center, a catering business, bakery and so much more in one. The greenhouses and gardens are wonderful places to relax. You can go there for salads, sandwiches, soup, pastries and fika. They only use organic and organic ingredients. They try to serve as many things as possible from their own garden.

In the shop you can also find ecological groceries, homemade cakes and other treats. Another conservatory has been set up as a garden center where you can buy plants, accessories and seeds for your own garden.

Rosendals Trädgård is also recommended in winter. In the leading up to christmas they have their midwinter celebration with a big bonfire. It has to be one of the nicest winter events I’ve ever experienced.

Rosendals Trädgård

Rosendals Trädgård is pretty much Stockholm’s favorite spot. It can get quite busy, especially on sunny days. Are all seats occupied? No problem, you can also use the lawns. On less warm days it is wonderful to relax in one of the many greenhouses. The idea of ​​a large greenhouse as an outdoor room in the garden appeals to me. If I had a large garden, I would certainly have my own Rosendals Trädgård built! I can already see it: with lights at dusk to complete the atmosphere.

Rosendals Trädgård

Workshops & events

You can also rent the greenhouses at  Rosendals Trädgård for private parties. They have special formulas such as pizza or BBQ nights. Those who want to organize a julbord can also contact them. They even organize weddings! I can’t think of a better dream location.

They also regularly organize workshops. For example, you can go there for a ‘gardening on your balcony’ course. No superfluous luxury for the Stockholmers who often live in a small house.

Shop and bakery

Rosendals Trädgård winkel

In addition to the extensive range in the cafe, you can also take home something delicious in the shop next door. Everything is organic and with a heart for sustainability and the environment.

The bakery with wood oven provides fresh bread and pastries daily. They serve these in the cafe, but you can also buy them in the bakery.

Garden shop

Tuinwinkel Rosendals Trädgård

Garden lovers really enjoy themselves here. Green fingers can get inspired and make purchases to their heart’s content. From garden tools, accessories, books to seeds and plants…

Self-pick garden

Zelfpluk Rosendals Trädgård

In the summer months, a small part of the garden is provided with cut flowers that you can pick yourself. In the garden center you can borrow scissors, pick flowers to your heart’s content and pay for the cut/plucked flowers at the cash register.

Photo below: A mini version of a kräftskiva – the lobster feast, with delicious aioli mayonnaise. 

Garnalen

Practical

Rosendals Trädgård is free to enter. In the shops and the restaurant you can only pay by card.

Opening hours

From the beginning of April to the end of September Rosendals Trädgård is open every day from 11am to 5pm (closed during the midsummer weekend!). In February-March and October to December 21 Rosendals Trädgård is closed on Mondays, the other days open from 11am to 4pm.

Address: Rosendalsterassen 12, Stockholm of Rosendalsvägen 38, Stockholm

Rosendals Trädgård

How do you reach Rosendals Trädgård?

With tram line City line 7, from Kungsträdgården you can easily reach Djurgården. For Rosendal take stop “Bellmansro“. It is a five minute walk from there. Follow the arrows towards Rosendal, or towards Prins Bertils Boulehall.

Those arriving by car cross the Djurgårdsbron, drive past Skansen and Gröna Lund, towards Waldemarsudde. From here there are directions for parking at Rosendal. All parking spaces at Djurgården are paid.

More info: Rosendals Trädgård

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16 July 2021
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