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Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

Address: Svartmangatan 16A | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden (Södermalm)
Phone Number: +46 8 - 10 12 63
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Ranked #37 of 150 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a little church hidden in the middle of Gamla Stan. You will probably walk past it when visiting the Old Town area. In case you do, it is certainly worth a visit. A peaceful place for you to sit down and meditate for a while.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A very fine church in Stockholm and we arrived here as there was singing going on inside. We sat for a while and listened. Different in style from other churches we have visited, this on is worth seeing.

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Erwitte, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

..in the middle of bustling Gamla Stan, you'll find this beautiful church from the 16th century in a peaceful wrought iron fence enclosed quadrangle. Lovely stained glass windows, fabulous organ - find out if there is a concert during your stay in Stockholm or join the congregation on Sunday for services - so worth it ! Amazingly this church built... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting old church built by the German Merchants for the their community. Beautiful Organ. Nice place to rest after explorinmg the City

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a fantastic old church in Gamla Stan(old town). Big feature when you look at Gamla Stan. Typical German style construction. The stain glass are just awesome. Beautiful gold gilding everywhere. To top all this entrance is free. The wrought iron around the chuch is also beautiful. All in all a highly recommended visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This church has 2000 members! And what a lovely place they worship in, founded in 1571 by German merchants and craftsmen who settled in the city with almost complete influence over Stockholm in the 18th c. It has a twin nave (an extension of an earlier smaller church), royal gallery and ebony and alabaster pulpit. There are some wonderful paintings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The church itself is just a beautiful but not overwhelming object. But the stain glass windows are mind-boggling. One but - you must come on a sunny day! Only then you can appreciate the highest skill of the master to capture light and make the glass alive. The pictures themselves are very typical moralizing/sentimental postcard images popular in Germany of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

You can find the church by its landmark tower or just stmble upon it when wondering around Gamla Stan. It is worth a visit for the stained glass windows and a little calm during your visit to this wonderful part of Stockholm. The church is closed on Mondays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We really wanted to see the church since it had great reviews and it was mentioned as a 'must do' everywhere.... We were a bit disappointed, the church is very small, it's nice but we didn't think it was that special, maybe for people who are interested in history and religion more...

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was not on our tour but we stumbled into it on a walkabout. There is an English service as well as a chance to sing with the choir although we were not there early enough to do so. Beautiful stained glass windows strike a balance between St. Peterburg and Helsinki.

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