Germania is the name of a part of Djursholm in Danderyd Municipality north of Stockholm. There is a small bay of Stora Värtan called Germaniaviken, a street called Germaniavägen and the park Germaniaparken.
Until 1976 there was a railway stop called Germania at a part of Roslagsbanan (Djursholmsbanan) which was closed that year. This railway stop was originally called Germaniavägen. Station code: Gem.
Djursholm was created as a garden town in the late 19th Century and streets and blocks were given names from ancient Norse mythology. The name Germania, referring to a people in northern Europe, was established in 1889 in the first zoning plan for the new garden town. Many buildings in the oldest parts of Djursholm also refers to a norse inspired romantic nationalism. One house in this particular area was also called Germania, situated at Germaniavägen 7. The poet Alice Tegnér lived in Villa Tegnabo between 1890 and 1912, a building which used to be at Germaniavägen 5 but now is replaced.
Older names for Germaniaviken were Österviken and before that Sielviken.
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- BANVAKT.se Bandel nr 325
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