Cherry blossoms in Sweden

April – May 

Did you know you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan to experience full blooming cherry blossoms in spring? Apart from Japan, Sweden is one of the finest places in the world where you can experience thousands of Japanese Sakura threes.

After months of cold weather and gloomy skies, spring is the magical time of year when Sweden bursts into life, shaking off all that grey with its vibrant cherry blossoms.

The nation’s most famous körsbärsträd (cherry trees) are found right in the heart of Stockholm, the grand park Kungsträdgården, one of the oldest parks in Stockholm. But the Kungsträdgården is not the only place to see cherry blossoms in Stockholm, as more than 10,000 Japanese Sakura trees have been planted across the city in recent years. Other great spots to bask in cherry blossoms are Bysistorget on Södermalm and Luma in Hammarby Sjöstad.

Even in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-biggest city, one can find the Sakura spring blooms at different places across the city. The best display of cherry blossoms can be found at Botaniska Trädgården (the city’s botanical garden), the square Järntorget, Bältesspännarparken and the square Millenieplatsen, Göteborgs domkyrka, or Seminarieparken, a small park close to Linnéplatsen, always cozy but looks amazing this time of the year.