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Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: 16A Svartmangatan | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 10 12 63

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Only open 11-3

The first day we attempted to look inside, it was 4pm, and closed. The next day we did get a look inside, and it is very beautiful to see and free.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Betsy W
Canton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to churches, especially services, when I travel in Europe. This church was very very close to my hotel and when I entered, I lucked out because a service was in progress. I joined the service and couldn't figure out which language it was in until I googled some words afterwards (Finnish!) They sang a hymn I know... More 

Thank Squidhead
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice church to visit if you're in the neighborhood, but not worth a detour unless you're already there.

Thank Lillan11
Canton, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The first day we attempted to look inside, it was 4pm, and closed. The next day we did get a look inside, and it is very beautiful to see and free.

Thank Betsy W
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not what you would expect for a Lutheran church, probably because its design was heavily influenced by the German merchants who built it. I think they got their inspiration from that old pub back home in Bavaria: dark wood and beautiful colorful windows.

Thank differentname
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This old German Church is a wonderful place to visit. In a relaxing setting and free to visit, it has a beautiful interior with excelent stained galss windows and historic organs. In the middle of Gamla Stan, a visit is very recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A striking landmark due to the dramatic spire. Worth a few minutes as is centrally located and and free to enter.

Thank sheriffade
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The old German Church is known for its music and particularly its organs. Listening to the music in this relatively small (inside) church is quite relaxing and is to be recommended.

Thank BillandKathy27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful church and worth a visit. There is a beautiful gold organ and stunning stained glass. They don't charge for entry however I think they should consider a nominal charge to help with the upkeep.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We enjoyed this church mostly because of the amazing artwork everywhere. We also went to an organ concert one evening which was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Thank susaneobrien
Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Some centuries ago that was just a town's border. Now the beautiful church in the heart of Stockholm.

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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.
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