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Cherry Blossom in Stockholm

Dive deeper into the cherry blossom beauty in the capital of Sweden

Best time: March 29–April 28

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Did you know that Stockholm has the official Day of the Cherry Blossom? And it's April 28. However, mother nature always has its own plans, and the trees can start blooming from late March, making late March–late April the best time to visit Stockholm to see cherry blossoms.

In this article, we've put together the best places in the capital of Sweden to witness the cherry trees turning into tiny pink and white clouds. Welcome spring in the most beautiful way!

Cherry Blossom Festival in Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården is first on the list of the most beautiful spots to see cherry blossoms in Stockholm, and for a good reason. Every spring, over 50 cherry trees bloom brightly and impressively, drawing scores of people.

More interestingly, Kungsträdgården hosts an annual cherry blossom festival during the season. It features ​​Bunraku puppet theater from Chiryu-city (UNESCO world cultural heritage), Taisho-koto Japanese traditional music, Geiko Mai dance, plenty of food, and art.

Luma Park

Luma Park is located in an urban area in South-East Stockholm. Since it sits right by the coastline, there are ferry links to the city center, making it easy (and picturesque!) to get there. The park is filled with urban design solutions, creating a wonderful contrast between tender pink blossoms and the concrete. One more way to get to Luma Park is to use the Luma Tvärbanan, which runs directly through the park's center. Easy-peasy.

Bysistorget, Hornsgatan

Bysistorget is a small but charming area filled with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Located within 200 meters from the heart of Mariaberget, it features a row of large Bonsai trees, which bloom brightly in spring. You can head to the square's gardens near the Melvqist, enjoy a cup of coffee, and look at the passers-by enjoying the blossoms.

Practical info

When is the best time to see the beautiful pink flowers in Stockholm?

The best time to observe the beautiful pink flowers in Stockholm, the cherry blossoms, is sometime between late March and late April. An ideal time to visit would be around April 28th as it is the official day of cherry blossom in Stockholm. However, keep in mind that the blooming period fluctuates based on weather conditions. Show more

Which are the top places to witness the cherry blossoms' beauty in Stockholm?

More than 50 cherry trees bloom vibrantly each year in Stockholm's prime location to witness the beautiful cherry blossoms- Kungsträdgården. If you are seeking another magnificent spot in South-East Stockholm, Luma Park won't disappoint. Bysistorget is another option that showcases a row of bonsai trees, which burst into a vivid display of blossom abundantly in the spring. Show more

What activities can be expected at the annual cherry blossom festival organized in Kungsträdgården?

Kungsträdgården in Stockholm hosts an annual cherry blossom festival during the blooming season with cultural activities such as Bunraku puppet theatre, Taisho-koto Japanese traditional music, and Geiko Mai dance. The festival also offers plenty of food, art, and a chance to immerse yourself in Japanese culture while admiring the stunning cherry blossoms. Show more

How do I get to Luma Park, and what are some special features of the park?

Luma Park is within the coastal area of South-East Stockholm. Visitors have the option to take a ferry link to the city center for picturesque views of the park or use the Luma Tvärbanan to reach the center of the park directly. What makes Luma Park unique are the urban design solutions it presents, creating a perfect contrast between the delicate pink blossoms and concrete pathways, providing visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience. Show more

What else is there to do besides admiring the cherry blossoms at Bysistorget?

Bysistorget, located just 200 meters from the Mariaberget's heart, boasts more than just a picturesque view of the cherry blossoms. Visitors can relax and enjoy coffee, pastries in the garden of Melvqist's cafe, and watch the buds paint the beautiful scenery. Additionally, visitors can explore other attractions in Mariaberget, such as the Mariaberget viewpoint and the Hornstull Market that provide different yet exciting experiences. Show more

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