Up until the Viking Age, Södermalm was an island, which, through the ongoing post-glacial land uplift, grew more and more with its southern periphery.
Some of the more well-known streets and squares on Södermalm are Götgatan, Hornsgatan and Mariatorget.
Today Södermalm is known as the hipster part of Stockholm with a lot of art, music and fashion focus. You will find Fotografiska here, a very popular museum and meeting place.
Here you can enjoy trendy shopping, cozy cafés, and hip restaurants, as well as relaxing green parks. The area, once known as a slum, is now home to a lot of Stockholm’s vibrant cultural life.
Don't miss the view from Monteliusvägen.
In the district of Södermalm there are 129,452 people (2016) living.