Free Tour Old Town at 13.00 in English

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Gamla Stan, also known as the Old Town, is a medieval haven that stands as a testament to historical events. Over the centuries, Gamla Stan has been remarkably well-preserved. But why is its narrowest street just 90 cm wide?

What are the meanings behind the enigmatic metal house signs? And why doesn’t the King of Sweden wear a crown?


approx. 2 Hours

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Look for the guide with our sign ‘Free Walking Tour Stockholm’ by NORDIC FREEDOM TOURS.

  • The German Church Founded in 1571, the church is located in an area that was dominated by Germans in the Middle Ages.
  • Mårten Trotzig Street The narrowest street in Stockholm with a width of 90 cm.
  • The Iron Square The second oldest square in Stockholm, dating back to the 1300s.
  • Merchant’s Square This was a thoroughfare between two main squares and contains a copy of the sculpture “Sankt Göran och draken”.
  • Iron Boy Known in English as the “little boy looking at the moon”.
  • At fifteen centimetres high, it is the smallest public statue in Stockholm.
  • The Royal Palace The official residence and main royal palace of the Swedish monarch.
  • The Great Church This is the oldest church in Gamla Stan and was founded in the 13th century.
  • The Great Square The oldest square in Stockholm and the heart of Gamla Stan.
  • The Nobel Museum A museum dedicated to the dissemination of information about the Nobel Prize and its founder, Alfred Nobel.
  • The Priest’s Street Home to the “Rune Stone” believed to date back to the 1000’s, making it about 200 years older than the city.
  • The House of Nobility Originally used by the aristocracy for parliamentary meetings.
  • Riddarholm Church This is the burial church of the Swedish monarchs and is one of the oldest churches in Stockholm.
  • Birger Jarls Square The square was renamed after the traditional founder of Stockholm.

Please note:

The above itinerary may change without prior notice.

Not suitable for wheelchair users.


Our Free Tour of Stockholm’s Old Town starts promptly at 13:00, come rain or shine, and lasts a leisurely 120 minutes.

We’ll meet outside the Gamla Stan subway station and conclude our tour in the Old Town.

    • Please be advised that we do not accommodate organized groups on our free walking tours.
      For organized groups exceeding 6 participants, it is required to book a private paid walking tour in advance.
      This policy applies universally to all organized entities, including schools, educational courses, student groups, and any for-profit or non-profit companies and organizations.
    • Such groups are not permitted to join our free walking tours.
      • miniFAQs:

What if I am late? Each tour starts precisely on time as a courtesy to those who arrive on time. We encourage you to be punctual.

I’m sorry I’m late, can you wait for me for 5-10 minutes? Unfortunately, no, we cannot delay the tour’s start. Please ensure to arrive on time.


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 meeting point Free Walking Tour Stockholm