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Stockholm in fiction

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Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is featured in many works of fiction around the world, including August Strindberg's fin de siècle stories, Astrid Lindgren's books, some films by Ingmar Bergman, Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, and the Beck series.

The dystopic space opera Aniara was cinematized in 2019, with spaceship interior sequences shot in the Mall of Scandinavia and Stockholm Waterfront Building.

See also Millennium Tour.

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Map of Stockholm in fiction
  • 1 Junibacken ([ˈjʉːniˈbakən]), Galärvarvsvägen (Stockholm/Djurgården). Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof and numerous other children's books, is by far Sweden's most popular writer of children's books. Located on the Djurgården island, like many other child-friendly attractions, Junibacken could be described as an indoor theme-park dedicated to the world of her (and a few other Swedish writers') stories. There is also a restaurant.
  • 2 Astrid Lindgren's home. Astrid Lindgren lived in this Stockholm apartment from 1941 until her death in 2002. Open for visitors since November 2015. Reservations only.
  • 3 Bellmansgatan (Södermalm, Stockholm). This street is the setting of much of the Millennium series (as Lisbeth and Mikael's home), and has a spectacular view of central Stockholm. Some scenes were shot at the rundown traffic hub Slussen; which has been torn down during the 2010s.
  • 4 Blackeberg (Bromma, Stockholm). A 1950s suburb which used to be rather anonymous until it became the setting for the vampire film Let The Right One In.
  • 5 Norröra (Stockholm archipelago). The TV series Vi på Saltkråkan was recorded here. The story was to some extent inspired by Astrid's summers in Furusund.
  • 1 Filmstaden, Greta Garbos väg 3. A studio complex for the Swedish cinema, closed down and converted into a museum in 1999. Ingmar Bergman has directed several films at the studios.
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