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10. The Elm Conflict

The vault by the exit to Arsenalsgatan. Look for the sculpture that looks like a stone tree trunk.

The stone elm trunk is reminiscent of the battle over elms in Kungsträdgården, in May, 1971. The marks in the trunk also serve as a reminder. Someone actually started to saw into one of the elms.

The Elm Conflict was a conflict between demonstrators and police, which took place in 1971 in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm. 1300-year-old elms were to be cut down to make room for one of the metro exits. That’s when all the fuss began! Thousands of Stockholmers demonstrated for a week and slept in tents and hammocks overnight to protect the trees. The construction was delayed and eventually received a new address – Arsenalsgatan 10.

Locations: Kungsträdgården


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The Palace Makalös


A Unique Eco System


A Fossil of Our Time


An Archeological Excavation Site


Lessertia Dentichelis




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Oil Spills


The Elm Conflict


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An Art Guide with a Line Map - Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm’s metro is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what is known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! Approximately 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art.

Stockholm Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. For your assistance, you’ll receive instructions, maps and pictures. The app also contains a map of Stockholm’s metro connections.

Come along on a guided metro-adventure through Stockholm’s underground. Download the app and come aboard!

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