Gammelstad Church Town

Gammelstad Church Town, Luleå: Address, Phone Number, Gammelstad Church Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Gammelstad Church Town
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Of Sweden's 71 original church towns, only 16 are left today. The majority of these have been reduced to a remnant. Gammelstad has the country's largest and best preserved church town with 408 cottages comprising 553 rooms. The church town presumably arose from a combination of several factors: the long distances, merchants' needs for storage and accommodation at the marketplace, the church stables and last but not least the population's duty to attend church regularly. Gammelstad Church Town was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 7 December, 1996. Visit Gammelstad Visitor Center for more information. Visitor Center offers information, exhibition, slideshow room, souvenirshop, audioguides and guided tours of Gammelstad Church Town.
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Lisbeth Salander
Switzerland358 contributions
Friends
a site worth visiting. The preliminary visit to the museum located on the floor of the tourist office gives essential information to better understand the discovery of the site. The church is the central point, the starting point of the circuit which continues with the open-air museum and the café, a traditional house which notably offers excellent pastries for gourmets.
Written July 15, 2022
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Anne
Luleå, Sweden16 contributions
Definitely one of my favorite spots in the city, there is no one that visited me and was not there. Just for the walking tour (in the turist center) I went 3 times. In winter I recommend you to check if there is something open (cafe, tourist center) otherwise it can be very cold.
Written January 17, 2020
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Peter P
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On New years day we visited the fully deserted town of Gammelstad and were much impressed by the impression of how church life was organized in the early days and how this town was a predecessor of the regional town of Lulea. Although the Tourist office and attracktions were closed on this Sunday we were lucky to join a life piano concert in the town church. Must see when visiting the Lulea region.
Written January 12, 2020
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RuggeroRaimondiFan
Hannover51 contributions
Wonderful old town consisting of tiny houses the farmers only used to attend church. In the deep snow you marvel how they even managed to attend once every fortnight or month. Ver well kept, nice shops, not very touristy, though
Written February 21, 2021
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Peter G
Sydney, Australia1,167 contributions
Couples
We caught the number 10 bus from Luleå which drops you right at the church or take it a bit further to a large cemetery with many old graves and wooden crosses. Fascinating.

It was a weekend before Christmas and despite recent snow falls everything was well graded and easy to get around.

The church itself didn’t open until noon.

The visitor centre was open and despite us being the only people there we didn’t get a “welcome” or “can I help” etc. but the toilets were clean.

We walked back to Gammalstad and Storheden.
Written December 19, 2020
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Phil
La Coruna, Spain2,288 contributions
Friends
Just a short 15 minuts busride from town center (29SEK). Followed buy a 20 minuts walk.No entry fee to the town. Beautiful, traditional and Well preserved houses.
Written June 8, 2022
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Martin N
Helsingborg, Sweden2 contributions
Couples
An interesting site to see, absolutely. But I doubt that you will spend hours strawling around this block, filled with little red cabins. A tip is to find a local guide or someone with historical knowledge to tell you more about Gammelstad, otherwise you might leave here without knowing what you really saw.
Written August 17, 2014
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Michael M
New York City, NY126 contributions
Friends
My friends had a their wedding at the church in Gammelstad. I was unfamiliar with the Swedish tradition of "church towns". The Church and surrounding village are definitely worth the trip if your in the area. It deserves it's UNESCO status.
Written March 30, 2013
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TheDane2
Copenhagen, Denmark87 contributions
Solo
A beautiful and very quiet place in the wintertime (which means more than half of the year in Northern Sweden). During the week-end, when most visitors should be expected, everything is closed - the socalled visitor center, the museum house, the open-air museum, the shops, the restaurant... But definitely worth a visit. However, It might be difficult to walk around the village. Only the main street is cleared for snow (up to 2 meters deep) ! You can easily get to the village by local bus from the town-center of Luleå. Busses leave at least once every hour.
Written April 12, 2012
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,509 contributions
This place is very fascinating, but besides the narrow streets and the atmosphere there is little to see and/or do. However, the place is still worth a visit - take a couple of hours to wander the alleys and enjoy the atmosphere.
Written October 24, 2009
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