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Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

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Address: 16A Svartmangatan | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 - 10 12 63
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A quiet celebration of colour and decoration

This was a lovely cool place to sit and contemplate, a 10 minute break in our hot and sunny wander through Gamla Stan. Even for a lapsed Catholic it was spiritually uplifting in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is said, that the German school Stockholm has one of the nicest Lucia-celebrations in Stockholm. Check it out. The church is very nice as well.

Thank AnnikaCF
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entry is free, so if you are passing it is worth a look. The stained glass windows are mildly interesting but the Cathedral has a lot more to see.

Thank eurilla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First afternoon as we strolled along Västerlånggatan we kept a watchful eye for the spire of this church. It soon appeared in view and a fine vista it presents on its narrow street. The interior is remarkably beautiful. The first impression was the sheer amount of wonderfully ornate dark wood. This is particularly so in the grand balconies that have... More 

Thank permia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely cool place to sit and contemplate, a 10 minute break in our hot and sunny wander through Gamla Stan. Even for a lapsed Catholic it was spiritually uplifting in a quiet and restorative way. This is human craftsmanship elevated to the divine.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

many see the exterior, but the interior, especially the stained glass windows are wonderful. One of the best church interiors we saw

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this church while in the old city. It is one of the historical buildings Gamla stan is famous for. The church was not accessible for visiting the timexI was there. So I was happy to walk around it and take a few snaps.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This lovely old German Church is free to enter and contains some gorgeous stained glass and unique paintings. The exterior is quite striking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This church is in the middle of the old district. Free to enter lovely stained glass windows worth visiting for 10 minutes, nice paintings on the interier on wood.

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Tyska Kyrkan is an Old German Lutheran Church located not far from the Square. There is no paid admission to visit this impressive church and it is worth visiting to see the stunning architecture and the relics. This German church dates back to the 1600’s and certainly is a hidden treasure of Stockholm well worth the visit. The stained... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Tyska Kyrkan is a wonderful church in Gamla Stan, not too far from Stortorget Square. Unlike the main cathedral on the other side of the square, this one has free admission. The interior is quite impressive, and although it's not quite as opulent as the cathedral, it is definitely quite stunning and contains beautiful architecture and relics. It also... More 

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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.