Gamla Stan (The Old Town), Stockholm

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    Gamla Stan
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    Gamla Stan: Järntorget
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    Gamla Stan: German Church (Tyska kyrkan)
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    Take a stroll around the Old...

    by moto_manta Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a stroll around the Old Town, it´s very nice but a bit touristy. Stop for a white at a pub and have a nice glas of beer and look at the people drifting by.

    Party the night away in the trendy places around Stureplan and in the more down to earth pubs in Soder. Two completly different concepts but both great fun.

    Fondest memory: The warm summer breeze coming in from the Baltic Sea, not to warm not too cold but just right. The summer nights in Stockholm are amazing.

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    Visit the Gamla Stan (Old...

    by Carla_Rocha Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Gamla Stan (Old Town), where you'll find narrow alleys,
    cobblestoned streets, small open spaces and picturesque gabled houses.

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  • Oldest part of the city...

    by Boka Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Oldest part of the city located on it's own island. Narrow streets, nice churches and houses from 13th century. Don't miss this part of the city!

    Fondest memory: Trying to use my 'poor' swedish which I have studied for 14 years!

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  • Stockholm is really really...

    by Vilhelmiina Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: Stockholm is really really beautiful city. The Old Town especially has a really special atmosphere. When visiting Stockholm you should absolutely make a long walks around it to the Old Town and Centre.

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    Stockholm is both intense...

    by JohanSE Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Stockholm is both intense activity and relaxed. Take time and walk around. Experience more of the town than just City. 10 minutes from downtown Stockholm you find entire blocks of 18th century houses. Take a stroll the Old Town (Gamla Stan), stay there and listen. If you listen careful enough you might hear the people of the 17th century whisper in your ear...

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    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: A CITY OF ISLANDS
    Sweden's capital is a city of islands, where glorious palaces and waterfront hideways line the shores and where cobbled streets lead to chic shops and cosmopolitan restaurants.

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    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: GAMLA STAN
    Gamla Stan covers the original island of Stadsholmen, Riddarholmen (the island of the knights and nobles), Helgeandsholmen, occupied by the Riksdag (Parliament) and the tiny blob of Strömsborg, all so close that it is sometimes difficult to realise you have crossed from one to another. The best place to start a tour is Stortorget, the center of the original city, from which narrow streets fan out in all directions.

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  • As everybody says, you must...

    by sgoeke Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: As everybody says, you must walk through Gamla Stan. Several times. If you come from the US as I did, it is truly amazing. The buildings are wonderful to look at and just picture all of the history that took place. I had the benefit of a native that told me the history, but you can get it otherwise if you look around. I know there is a walking tour (yeah, I know) through Gamla Stan. The changing of the guard is quite fun, Livruskammaren (sp?), and the two large churches (the Royal Church and the German Church) are both very impressive. It is obvious that they were not tossed together quickly, but a great deal of time was spent building them...from the woodwork inside to the sculpture on the outside, it is all impressive.

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    When you stay here you must go...

    by mulivieri Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When you stay here you must go in the Gamla Stan, the old town. The most important streets of the zone of two, the Osterlanggatan and the Vasterlangatan. Here you can look for all the nice shop, but you must remember to take a look at the small buildings and their facades. Take a look also at the very nearest street that you can find.

    Fondest memory:

    It isn't a museum, but I'd like very much a book shop that I found here. It's a Fantasy Book Shop, where you can find many book write in english.





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    The Old Town

    by multi Updated May 10, 2007
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    Favorite thing: What I really like in Stockholm this is Old Town which is called also Gamla Stan. Narrow streets, stone roads. Looks really fantastic.

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    Gamla Stan

    by Bregman Updated Feb 19, 2005

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    Gamla Stan

    Favorite thing: Visit Gamla Stan, the old city of Stockholm.

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    Historic Beauty

    by bpwillet Updated Oct 30, 2003
    Gamla Stan from City Hall

    Favorite thing: Stockholm is such an amazing city. I was so glad that i was able to go. Try to everything you can. The glogg is the best!

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    Storkyrkobrinken

    by CandS Written Sep 29, 2003
    Storkyrkobrinken

    Favorite thing: This is Storkyrkobrinken...a cute street we came across while wandering around Gamla Stan (the Old Town)... I love the cobblestone streets...so cute! :)

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    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture

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    Shops at Gamla stan

    by Erkmen Written Sep 8, 2003
    Shops at old city.

    Favorite thing: Watch out for all those nice looking shops.. With the flowers hanging from their windows and nice decoration..

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    Gamla Stan

    by CandS Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Gamla Stan

    Favorite thing: Visit Gamla Stan (The Old Town)...it is a really beautiful part of Stockholm! The shops looked fantastic but are very expensive...we couldn't do any shopping there...

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel

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