If you like to discover the urban spots that you won’t read about in the guidebooks – this could be a place for you. I grew up in Stockholm but I actually didn’t know about this underground shortcut in the middle of the city centre until just some years ago.
The 231 meter long Brunkeberg tunnel is a quick way to get from the city area to Östermalm or the other way around. The tunnel helps you pass through the ridge that large parts of Stockholm city is built upon, instead of climbing the stairs to Malmskillnadsgatan and down on the other side.
The Brunkeberg tunnel was built back in the late 19th century and has been renovated several times since then. A lot of people pass here daily on their way to work or when going from a meeting to another and it’s not uncommon to see people stop to take pictures. This urban tunnel is a true Instagram favourite with its tube shaped, yellow walls and shiny aluminium ceiling.
Normally there is at least one street musician playing the violin or guitar in the middle of the tunnel taking advantage of the echoing sound in this tube shaped passage and creating a nice atmosphere for the passers-by.
Be careful to walk on the right side of the walkway since the tunnel isn’t only a pedestrian walkway but also a bike path. And while you’re in the neighbourhood I suggest you visit Snickarbacken 7 for lunch or a coffee.
Brunkeberg Tunnel | Art & culture, Music | Free
06:00 – 22:00 daily