History of V2

The property Borren 40, with address Varvsgatan 2 was built in 1934 and was bought by Hilding Ljungfeldt and been in the family since then.

Today the house is managed by the third generation Ljungfeldt. The house have 43 apartments and facilities spread over nearly 2500 square meter. This is one of the first houses in Stockholm built with cast molds, instead of bricks. During renovations in the 2000s there where molds found in the culverts under the house, they were completely intact. The carpenters were amazed …

Many different companies and craftsmen have over the years helped us with the maintenance of the building . On of them are Stockholm’s Lift-Service that has been in charge of the elevator since 1 January 1952. Elevator machine was replaced in 2005 and the car has been restored to its original appearance.

The pluming in the property have been rebuilt a job that was completely done at 2013. Several famous people have lived in the house including the authoress Sun Axelsson, artists Olle Carlstrom, Lasse Johnson and Fritjof Schüldt. Varvsgatan 2 is located on the island Södermalm in Stockholm at (A) on the map below.

Some Wikipedia streams about the area surrounding Varvsgatan 2

Decoration in the metro station.

Hornstull (Swedish pronunciation: [huːɳʂ¹ʈɵlː]) is an area in western Södermalm, Stockholm. Hornstull is actually the name of where the streets Hornsgatan and Långholmsgatan intersect. Up to the early 19th century it was also a city toll ("tull" means "toll").

Hornstull also has a metro station, which opened on April 5, 1964.

Two of the subdivisions of Hornstull are Drakenberg, and Högalid, after which the neighborhood school (Högalidsskolan) and parish church are named.

A weekend market has been held regularly at Hornstull, under the name "Street". Many of the merchants at the market sell their own individual fashion designs and creations. Street includes a restaurant, coffee house and a night club.

Coordinates: 59°18′56″N 18°02′02″E / 59.31556°N 18.03389°E / 59.31556; 18.03389

Aerial view of Långholmen.

Långholmen is an island in central Stockholm, between Södermalm and Kungsholmen.

Långholmen is a green oasis in the city, and a popular spot for walks, picnics and swimming. The small beaches, located right outside the former prison, are usually crowded in summer. However, up until 1975, Långholmen was used as a prison island. Since 1989 Långholmen Prison has been a 112-room hotel and hostel, renovated in 2007/2008. In the former prison hospital there is now a restaurant and pub.

The JAS monument next to Västerbron.

Långholmen was originally rocky and barren. It was used as a temporary military camp for soldiers serving in the Swedish Army fleet during the Russo-Swedish War 1788-1790.[1] During the 18th century prison inmates also covered the island with mud dredged from the surrounding waterways. After several years, the fertile soil transformed much of the island into lush gardens with a somewhat exotic flora, due to the introduction of various seeds that were spread via trade and merchant ships passing by the island. This peculiarity still persists, and today the island is considered a lush retreat.

In 1993 a JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft crashed on Långholmen during a display at the Stockholm Water Festival. The plane caught fire on impact, but the fire was soon put out. The pilot successfully ejected, and despite large crowds of spectators, only one person was injured.[2] A sculpture in stainless steel by Thomas Qvarsebo, depicting a paper plane with its nose drilled into the ground, was placed on the spot in 1994.

Långholmen Football club was founded in 2002 and is now an important part of the sporting and social life of the expatriate community in Stockholm. The club was founded by a group of expats who regularly met on the gravel pitch on the island. Although English is generally the main language used by Långholmen players and the majority of members have tended to be from the British Isles, the club has always been proud of its international mix of players. The decision to have the club's home shirt with black and white stripes is indeed homage to the island and its history. Having started out in Stockholm Division 8, the lowest football league at the time, Långholmen Football club have achieved numerous promotions and will now play in the Swedish national football league Swedish football league system in Division 3 Östra Svealand with current assistant manager Stuart Lascelles taking over as head coach from Chris Latham for the start of the 2010 season.


  1. ^ Rullor 1724-, Ämnesordnade handlingar, SE/KrA/0450/F I/16, Swedish National Archives, Army fleet Archives. https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0052015_00268 . Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ A woman was hospitalized for three weeks for burns. "Coping with a Credibility Crisis: The Stockholm JAS Fighter Crash of 1993", p. 27. Swedish National Defence College. Retrieved 23 January 2012.

The only remaining photograph of the Zinkensdamm manor, taken in 1890
The sports ground Zinkensdamms IP
A game of bandy at Zinkensdamms IP, home ice of the 2010 Swedish champions Hammarby

Zinkensdamm is an area and a former manor in Södermalm in inner Stockholm. The Zinkensdamm manor was demolished. The name is today used for Zinkensdamm metro station and the sports ground Zinkensdamms IP.


Wealthy customs manager Wilhelm Böös Drakenhielm, who was active in the mid 17th century, placed his wealth in agricultural real estate. He bought a large property in this area in 1668. The area was mountainous and not suitable to be built upon, and Drakenhielm probably bought the land to have some carp ponds, which was considered "a must" for a wealthy person of that time.

After Drakenhielm's finances deteriorated, royal councillor Claes Fleming (1649-1685) took over. Following his death in 1685, in the same year, his widow Anna Cruus sold the property to the merchant Frantz Zinck, who was a large supplier of textiles to the Swedish crown, for a sum of 36,000 Swedish riksdaler (copper). Zinck did however have problems in paying the full amount, and did therefore not hold the title to the property when he died in 1690. Despite this, the area still carries his name.


Zinkensdamms IP has hosted matches in the Bandy World Championship several times. In 2006 it was the main arena where the final was played. It is the home ground for bandy club Hammarby IF.


  • Arne Munthe: Västra Södermalm intill mitten av 1800-talet (1959) ("Western Södermalm until the mid 19th century")

North-eastern corner of Reimersholme
Former estate of Anders Reimer, during World War II transformed into a day nursery.

Reimersholme is a small island in central Stockholm, lying to the west of Södermalm and to the south of the neighbouring island Långholmen. As of 2006[update] Reimersholme is inhabited by 2,324 people, living in 1,527 dwellings, and with an average annual income of SEK 306,500. 12 percent of the inhabitants have a foreign background. Until June 24, 1798 Reimersholme was called Räkneholmen. Its present name refers to Anders Reimer (1727-1816), a hatter and magistrate whose estate can still be found on the east side of the island.

Despite its vicinity to Södermalm, Reimersholme formed part of Brännkyrka parish and Liljeholmen municipality from 1898 until 1912, both of which are now part of the southern suburbs, and was not incorporated into the city of Stockholm until 1913 together with the remaining part of Brännkyrka. It formed part of the parish of Brännkyrka until 1957 when it became part of Högalid parish, the western part of Södermalm.

The first housing on the island was built in the 1880s close to Charlottenburg. A wool manufacturing plant, Stockholms Yllefabrik, was built during the 1860s where prisoners from Långholmen Prison used to work. The factory was declared bankrupt in 1934 and the area was bought by HSB, a corporative housing association, in 1939. HSB had 900 apartments built on the northern and eastern part of the island during the period 1942-1946. In the 1980s the remaining southern part of the island, previously a site occupied by the alcohol manufacturer Reymersholms Spritförädlings AB, was transformed into a housing area.

Reimersholme is connected to Stockholm by the bridge Reimersholmsbron, which is 39 meters long and 13 meters wide. Bus services to the city have been operated since 1967 by bus line 66 and since 1986 by bus line 40. In 2015, the bus line 40 was discontinued and replaced with the new line 54.

See also

18th century housing facing Riddarfjärden
Södermalm is located in Stockholm
LocationBaltic Sea
Coordinates59°19′N 18°04′E / 59.317°N 18.067°E / 59.317; 18.067
Area5.71 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
BoroughSödermalm borough
MunicipalityStockholm Municipality
Söder Stockholm aerial video
Brännkyrkagatan on Södermalm.
Ryssgården square at the Slussen area, Södermalm.
Wooden house at Åsögatan 213, built 1730.
Söder Torn, an 86-meter-tall building near Medborgarplatsen. Built in 1997 after drawings from the Danish architect Henning Larsen.

Södermalm, often shortened to just Söder (Swedish for "south"), is a district and island in central Stockholm.


The district covers the large island of the same name (formerly called Åsön). Although Södermalm usually is considered an island, water to both its north and south does not flow freely but passes through locks.

Södermalm is connected to its surrounding areas by a number of bridges. It connects to Gamla stan to the north by Slussen, a grid of road and rail and a lock that separates the lake Mälaren from the Baltic Sea, to Långholmen to the northwest by one of the city's larger bridges, Västerbron, to the islet Reimersholme to the west, to Liljeholmen to the southwest by the bridge Liljeholmsbron, to Årsta by Årstabron and Skansbron, to Johanneshov by Johanneshovsbron and Skanstullsbron to the south, and, finally, to Södra Hammarbyhamnen to the east by Danvikstull Bridge.

Administratively, Södermalm is part of Stockholm Municipality. It constitutes, together with Gamla stan and some other districts, from 2007 the administrative district Södermalms stadsdelsområde, often translated as Södermalm borough.


Wooden buildings on Södermalm in 1924, drawn by Ferdinand Boberg.

The name Södermalm (as Suthaermalm) is first mentioned in 1288 in a letter from Bishop Anund of Strängnäs. Until the early 17th century Södermalm was mainly a rural, agricultural area.[1] Its first urban areas were planned and built in the mid 17th century, comprising a mixture of working class housing, such as the little red cottages of which a few can still be seen in northeastern Södermalm, and the summer houses and pavilions of wealthier families, such as Emanuel Swedenborg's pavilion, which is now in the outdoor museum Skansen. During this time, it was also the location of perhaps the first theatre in Scandinavia, Björngårdsteatern. Södermalm is often poetically named Söders höjder ("heights of the south"), which reflects its topography of sheer cliffs and rocky hills. Indeed, the hills of Södermalm provide remarkable views of Stockholm's skyline.

In the 18th century, the working-class cottages that clung to Mariaberget, the steep cliffs facing Riddarfjärden, were replaced by the large buildings that are still present today. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that urbanization grasped the entire width of Södermalm, and even today parts of Södermalm have a rural feeling to them, as for instance the landscape of tiny allotments that climb the slopes of Eriksdal.

Södermalm was once known as the "slum" area of Stockholm. However today, Södermalm is known as the home of bohemian, alternative culture and a broad range of cultural amenities. Meanwhile, the growing demand for housing, as well as an increasing gentrification of Stockholm's central parts, makes apartments in Södermalm more and more difficult or expensive to come by. Thus what was once a working-class district is now somewhat a district of the privileged.[2]


Neighbourhoods and parishes

There are four parishes of the Church of Sweden on the island (from west to east):

  • Högalid, partitioned from the parish of Maria Magdalena in 1925.
  • Maria Magdalena, partitioned from the Stockholm Cathedral parish in 1591, and subsequently divided into the modern parishes.
  • Katarina, partitioned from Maria Magdalena in 1654.
  • Sofia, partitioned from Katarina in 1917 and also includes parts of the mainland south of Södermalm.

Södermalm is roughly divided into the following neighbourhoods (from west to east):


In poetry and fiction

In pop culture

  • Mojang, a video game developer and publisher best known for the creation of the popular game Minecraft, has their main offices located on Södermalm. [5]


Railway and Stockholm metro stations



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  4. ^ "Bellmanhuset". Bellmanhuset. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ https://mojang.com/about

Coordinates: 59°19′N 18°04′E / 59.317°N 18.067°E / 59.317; 18.067