In the south of Stockholm you will find the largest spherical building in the world. Officially the name is Ericsson Globe but you will usually hear the nickname “Globen”. The sphere is part of a complex with several event halls, a shopping center, a hotel,… It is also one of the places where you can see Stockholm from the air.
National hockey matches are held in Globen. Several teams have already played their home games here. Other indoor sports competitions are also played in Globen. It is also home to concerts of major international artists from The Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. In 2016 the Eurovision Song Contest was held there (and I was there!). Also in 2000, the Eurovision Song Contest took place here.
Fun fact: Globen represents the sun in the solar system that you find, at a scale of 1:20 million in Sweden.
Stockholm Globe City
Building this globe took 2.5 years. When the building opened on February 19, 1989, it was called Stockholm Globe Arena. On February 2, 2009 the name changed to Ericsson Globe.
In addition to Globen, Hovet, Annexet and Tele2 Arena are also part of the complex.
Globen in numbers
Height: 85 meters
Diameter: 110 meters
Volume: 605,000 cubic meters
Capacity: 16,000 people for concerts, 13,850 for ice hockey matches
Globen practical information
How do you reach Globen?
Globen is located about 5 km from the center of Stockholm in the Johanneshov district. The easiest way is to take the green metro line to the “Globen” stop. From here you can easily reach the entrance of the event hall.
Address: Globentorget 2, Stockholm
In the neighborhood
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Update: Bagel Street Café is closed since February 2016
I had been wandering through Södermalm in Stockholm all day when my attention was triggered to a cozy building in Hornsgatan. It looked like a nice place and I was hungry. Bagel Street Café turned out to be the perfect place for a quick fika stop!
Bagels or fika?
Despite the name I did not choose a bagel but went for a hot chocolate milk (it was late March) and a cake with cocos. The girl behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. Nice to know: there is free wifi. Bagel Street Café is also a good place if you want to get some work done. (More spots for digital nomads in Stockholm can be found here.)
The menu card contains many different types of bagels. There are options with meat, chicken, fish. Vegetarians and vegans can also find something to their like in Bagel Street Café. They also have a bagel of the month for which visitors can make suggestions themselves. At the Hornstull branch you can order 4 different kinds of vegan bagels.
7 x Bagel Street Café in STHLM, 1x in Malmö
In Stockholm you can find different locations from Bagel Street Café. I went to Hornsgatan but there are 7 branches spread over Stockholm. In Malmö they also opened a Bagel Street Café. The offer may be somewhat different per location.
In the Hornsgatan at Södermalm (Stockholm) you will find Mahalo, a true hotspot for health lovers. The business first opened under the name Hälsocafét. If you are looking for light lunches, healthy juices and raw food you are at the right place. Most of their offer is vegan. Of course, they serve coffee (and you can choose vegan milk).
Tasty and healthy
Having a lot of fika should of course be compensated and so I went for a healthy smoothie at Mahalo. There is a lot of choice and it’s not easy to choose what you want to order. On the menu you will find healthy wraps, fresh salads, freshly squeezed smoothies, chia pudding, acai bowls and healthy banana pancakes. The offer is mostly vegetarian, ecological and without added preservatives or sugars.
Summer terrace & take away
Although it looks quite small at first sight, the place is a lot bigger than expected. In the back you will find a lovely sun terrace. If that’s too full, take-away is another option.
How do you reach Mahalo?
Mahalo is located on one of the main streets of Södermalm. If you walk via Slussen, it is one of the first streets on your right.
If you take public transport, Mariatorget is the nearest metro stop. It is another 300 meters from here.
Address: Hornsgatan 61, Södermalm – Stockholm and second location: Odengatan 26, Vasastan – Stockholm
Mahalo is open every day. On weekdays from 8am to 7.30pm. On weekends from 9am to 5pm.
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