Gamla Stan (The Old Town), Stockholm

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    Järnpojken
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    Smallest sculpture in Sweden?

    by brazwhazz Updated Dec 14, 2011

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    J��rnpojken

    In the middle of Stockholm's most touristy section lies an oft-forgotten little boy, nicknamed "Olle." Created by Swedish sculptor Liss Eriksson, his formal name is Pojke som tittar på månen ("Boy Looking at the Moon"), or Järnpojken ("Iron Boy") for short.

    Since 1967, the 15-cm high iron boy has been sitting and watching the moon in Bollhustäppan, a small square behind the Finnish Church (Finska kyrkan) linking it to Trädgårdsgatan.

    If you are lucky, you will find him wearing a piece of clothing someone prepared for him. More likely he will be surrounded by gifts of coins, which are collected by the Finnish church.

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    Gamla Stan

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    Stockholm - Gamla Stan

    A walk around narrow old streets of Gamla Stan is pleasant at any time. However streets are overflown by people in the afternoon. This part of Stockholm gets special charm in the evening when streets become empty, they are shined with weak light. At this time it is possible to plunge into an atmosphere of a medieval city and to take pleasure in its beauty without handicaps through crowds of tourists.

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    Tyskakyrkan

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 4, 2006

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    Stockholm - Tyskakyrkan

    German merchants constructed Tyskakyrkan church in the XVII century on their own money. In the middle of the XIX century the church underwent to significant alteration: there was a belltower with dragons-drainage systems and a stained-glass window at the entrance, representing Sacred Gerthruda, the patroness of travellers.

    (Monday - Sunday 9.00-16.00)

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    Just before you get to Gamla Stan

    by mydreamquest Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Large Hand in Water: Gamla Stan

    From the city centre, as you cross a bridge to Gamla Stan, you'll come across this hand in the harbor. I have no idea of its significance or if it's there now. It caught my attention though.

    Wow, it looks pretty real now. I thought it was funny and unique so I took a picture of it.

    Talk about a city that's "hands on." Yeah I know: that joke's not funny.

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    Dare to leave the tourist streets

    by vec Written Sep 28, 2003

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    Narrow alley in Gamla Stan

    Instead of just check areas where all other tourists are going in Gamla Stan you leave the crowded streets and sneak in on some narrow alley. You will be surprised how soon all street noises and all other tourists will disappear as you enter the labyrinth of streets and buildings that have been there for many hundred years.

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    No visit to Stockholm is...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    No visit to Stockholm is complete without a visit to Gamla Stan. This is one of the oldest parts of Stockholm, and this is where I stayed. The streets are all narrow, twisty and cobblestoned.
    An afternoon spent just aimlessly walking around is one well spent. Stop at one of the many coffeeshops and watch the crowd go by. The Swedes like their coffee and it is excellent!

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    This is not EXACTLY off the...

    by telsoar Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    This is not EXACTLY off the beaten path...it is something most people look for but may not be able to find: the tiniest medieval street in the world. It is a meter wide. Look for it in Gamla Stan. Happy hunting! You will enjoy the tour of Gamla Stan on your search...

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    Enjoy galleries in Gamla Stan

    by penny_g Written Apr 19, 2011

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    When you walk through Stockholm's old town don't miss the chance to enjoy galleries with beautiful fine arts.

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    Old Town Centre

    by Leipzig Updated Mar 6, 2004

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    Old Town Centre

    Take a walk in the Old Town Centre (Gamla Stan) and admire the narrow alleys, the old houses and churches.

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    The old time police in Gamla Stan

    by vec Written Nov 8, 2003

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    Oldtimer police in Gamla Stan

    During the summer you might meet an old time police patrolling the old town, Gamla Stan.

    But don't try to mess with him, it's a real police even if the uniform isn't the latest fashion.

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    The German church at the old town

    by Gili_S Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    The German church

    This is the german church of Stockholm, it's a beautiful church located at the old town, one of the more impressive constructions of the city.

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    I found this little street by...

    by satara Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I found this little street by accident and was almost passing by but my attention was caught by the mirrors on the shutters - I have never seen anything like this before!

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    Take a walk through the lesser...

    by Russophile Written Aug 26, 2002

    Take a walk through the lesser frequented sections of old town. The picture shows Brända Tomten, ('the burned out lot').

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