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Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Svartmangatan 16A | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 - 10 12 63
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Unexpected delight

Found the church by chance. Particularly enjoyed the paintings around the walls. The church can easily be included in your walking tour of Gamla Stan

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Paul H

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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From outside, you notice the belfry that surprises you while walking in the alleys of Gamla Stan. Inside, as a lot of nordic churches, a lot of gold, paintings and sculptures. A kind and willing guide tell us about the story of the church, the particulars and the valuable artefacts, as the wooden baptistery.

Thank Roveto
High Legh, Nr Knutsford
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Someone was practising the the amazing organ which gave our visit an extra special fizz. An unusual Church with no apparent altar, a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Douglas B
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Found the church by chance. Particularly enjoyed the paintings around the walls. The church can easily be included in your walking tour of Gamla Stan

Thank Paul H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Beautiful church got some great photos set in the center of old town easy accessible in foot recommend a visit

Thank sallock
Gold Coast, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Sadly we were unable to gain access to the church interior so contented ourselves with wandering around the graveyard. Most of the graves appear to be family graves and are very well looked after.

Thank Robyn S
Bucharest, Romania
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176 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

great church filled with history. Very nice interior with many different paintings. The entry is free.

Thank cristim514
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386 reviews
280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 711 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We stopped here for a quick visit while walking through the alleys of Gamla Stan. The church is not big and has a calm and dark ambiance, even on a sunny day.

Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Pembroke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Even though I was churched out at this point, this church was a nice change and interesting to see. The giant pillars in the middle of the church certainly made it feel even smaller than it was, and the organ, altar and walls were impressive. It's worth a visit.

Thank Aidski
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This church was very beautiful inside! It was a bit different then most with its dark wood and almost photographic-like pictures on the ceilings of the seating areas. Worth checking out. The pipe organ is beautiful

Thank EXPHouston
Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You will find it in the narrow streets of Gamla Stan and it is very nice and beautiful.Not much place to take a good pic but not a problem.

Thank drKyriakos

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.