The Observatorium

The Observatorium

The Observatory is a park located near Odenplan in Vasastan in the center of Stockholm. The park was named after the observatory located in the park. The park is mountainous which is why it is extremely popular because there are beautiful lookouts. The park expands on almost 5 hectares, and it is one of the smaller parks in Stockholm. In the northern part of the park there used to be a windmill, and the mill burned down in the middle of the 19th century. It is interesting that there is a weather station next to the observatory that has been measuring the temperature since the end of the 18th century. This is the oldest record for continual measurement of the temperature in the world.

At the very end of the park there is the Stockholm Library, as well as the School of Economics, while in the eastern part there is a magnificent Centaur sculpture done by Sigrid Fridman in 1936. Sigrid was famous Swedish sculptor, and her best known work is exactly the Centaur sculpture.

Author of the article:

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
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