Järnpojken
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 5 min walk
  • Kungsträdgården • 8 min walk
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium36,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The first time we saw the Iron Boy, a minute sculpture of a sitting boy looking up at the moon, we found it very moving. A tiny figure lost in an empty courtyard. This time we saw hordes of tourists, preceded by a tourist guide, make a short stop to clap the boy on the head and leave the obligatory souvenir. And off they went, to touch the heated belly and rubbing the nose of the statue of actress Margaretha Krook for more good luck. Among the offerings they left, we even found a slice of sausage
Written June 4, 2024
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK1,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We entered the courtyard I knew had the little boy statue, though even then I nearly missed him. Someone had dressed him in a hat & scarf, though I thought he looked very alone. Smaller than I thought he’d be.
Written January 4, 2024
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
The Iron Boy is one of those things you could easily miss if you don't know where to look. If you are at the obelisk in front of the Royal Palace in the Old Town, stand with your back to the palace. The yellow single storey building in front is the Finnish Church. Walk down the narrow lane to its right and you will find this tiny statue in a courtyard just behind. It is good luck to leave a coin beside him. Usually he will have a sun hat or woollen hat and scarf depending on the season. He is barely 10cm tall.
Written July 31, 2014
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Anastasiia0512
Oslo, Norway216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Also called "Boy looking at the moon", the statue is only 15 cm tall. It is claimed to have magic powers and brings good luck if you pat the boy's head and leave some money. The sculpture can be found just outside the Royal Palace, turn at Slottsbacken, it is located on the Finnish Church yard.
Written October 29, 2017
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vasavapr
Lappeenranta, Finland719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
It is the smallest monument in Stockholm. Jarnpojken is a statue of a boy who is looking towards sky. Being a tiny monument (15-20 cm) it can be tricky to spot. Since not many people visit here you may have to find your own directions. The The monument is in the backyard behind the Finnish Church (in front of the palace). You can reach the backyard from the street named Bollhustäppan.
Written December 26, 2014
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j2wander
Stockholm, Sweden12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Wearing a miniature blue knitted scarf and matching hat. Find him behind the Finnish church, best go done the small street on the right hand side.
Written April 20, 2014
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BipashaSarkar
Stockholm, Sweden291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
The iron boy, or 'jarnpojke' in Swedish, is a tiny figure of a boy sitting down, hugging his knees. It sits in the yard behind the Finnish Church in Gamla Stan. It's extremely cute, especially as people bring him presents of coins, candy and beanies to keep him warm in winter! One of those off-beat spots that make you smile!
Written November 22, 2013
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Per-Ola E
Stockholm, Sweden237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a very special statue of a tiny boy. People put different cloths on him dependign on time of year.
Written August 7, 2019
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nikolkouklova
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Same thing like in Copenhagen with statue of Lille havruge or in Brusel with Manneken Pis. If you will touch the statue, you can wish something or have a good luck!:)
Written January 12, 2017
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DRFH
michigan125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
This is a tiny little statue tucked away in the streets of Old Town. It was fun trying to track it down and once we found it, we of course patted its head and left an offering for good luck! If you are in the area walking about, of course try to find it. Is it a destination of its own? Nope!
Written December 9, 2018
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