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Kungsholmen and Vasastan

Once known as “Famine island”, with grim industrial businesses and cramped housing, Kungsholmen began to improve in the early 20th century when its best-known landmark, the City Hall, was built, followed by elegant waterfront houses along Norr Mälarstrand. It became a major residential area; the underground green line arrived in 1952 and today it offers a pleasant alternative to the city centre, with a good variety of shops and cafés. Nearby Vasastan, developed in the late 19th century to accommodate the rising population, is home to the lively area around Odengatan, with restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well as the iconic ...

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