As you set foot on Åsöberget’s cobblestone paths, it’s like stepping into a storybook. The old 1600s houses, painted in charming shades of red, stand tall like sentinels guarding the secrets of Stockholm’s past. Each one seems to whisper tales of the generations that have called them home. At the end of 1800’s when housing was a big problem in Stockholm, poor people were pushed out to this area.
Back in the 1600-hundreds, when the first houses were built, this part of the city was a true countryside with cows, pigs and small farms. Åsöberget means Åsö Mountain, and it is a small hilltop where the houses were built, just 37 meters high. For me, it is so fascinating walking here, being transported back in time. And it is very beautiful, especially in summer when trees and bushes are green and full of flowers. There are just two small and narrow streets to walk on but plenty of opportunities to take pics. When you are done here, go back to Åsögatan and go all the way to the very end of the street. You’ll have a great view of the port and the island of Djurgården. On your way back, why not continue to Pärlans konfektyr for some great fudge?