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Guided tours in the Old Town of Stockholm by the Editorial Staff

The Editorial Staff of StockholmOldTown offer exclusive Guided tours for groups, we are specialized in the Old Town of Stockholm and are daily working with research, editing and writing articles about the Old Town.

We offer entertaining guided tours with true knowledge of the Old Towns history, secrets, people and much more. We have created some standard themes based on the most common requests which you find listed below. However, we can create tailor made guided tours, without any extra cost, based on your special interest - You just have to ask.

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Guided tours in the Old Town.

Information about the Guided tours in the Old Town

Start by select a standard theme and submit your application, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail but we will always contact you to make sure we have got all the necessary information to make your guided tour perfect. We offer the guided tours all days of the week*, from early morning to late evening. And, YES, we do send invoices to most countries but in SEK (Swedish kronor) only.

All standard terms and conditions regarding your application are to be found here or at all standard themes below.

Please note that we also have a cooperation with the restaurant KaffeGillet where we can offer lunch, dinner or coffee in their vaults from the 14:th century. Read more about restaurant KaffeGillet here.

*We are normally not available for 1 month during the summer, 14-days after Christmas Eve and during Easter week.

 

The Historic Journey

The Guided Tour - The Historic Journey

This is our most popular guided tour. We will walk through the narrow alleys and see the Old Town as it looked many hundred years ago, the old City Wall, the Northern Gate, people living and working there.

You will experience a fantastic journey from the foundation of Stockholm, why it was built on this small island, where the name Stockholm comes from, the Gallows, the first original Royal Castle i.e. Since we are specialist of the Old Town in Stockholm we will naturally adjust the guided tour based on your group. If you are coming from France we will of course tell you how a Swedish Queen caused the death of one of your most prominent scholars.

Listen to a demo of the guided tour "The Historic Journey".


We recommend a mix of "The Historic Journey" and "The Hangman, murder, and other atrocities". The perfect choice for an entertaining guided tour in the Old Town that you will never forget.

Time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Price: 2 000 SEK + VAT (25%) for the whole group
Language: English or Swedish

 

We are interested in lunch/dinner

I accept the terms and conditions here

 

The Hangman, murder and other atrocities

The Guided Toru - The Hangman, murder and other atrocities

This is our most scary guided tour. We will tell you about the Hangman, murder and a lot of other terrible things from the past, even ghosts. Since everything we tell you about has been written down in public records it's even scarier, especially since some of it was written down before the event took place. Maybe this is the guided tour to choose for a late afternoon/evening at the end of the summer or beginning of the autumn.

We will start with the Gallows and after that the story of how a mob lynched the Swedish high commander in the late 18:th century could be the perfect follow up. We will also visit Hell, get to know the Hangman, here the story of a mass murder by a Danish king at the Main square in the Old Town. We will also tell you about the disgusting handling of waste and worse stuff by women and how it has affected the Old Town. This is not a guided tour for the faint- hearted.

Listen to a demo of the guided tour "The Hangman, murder and other atrocities".


We recommend a mix of "The Hangman, murder, and other atrocities" and "The Historic Journey". The perfect choice for an entertaining guided tour in the Old Town that you will never forget.

Time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Price: 2 000 SEK + VAT (25%) for the whole group
Language: English or Swedish

 

We are interested in lunch/dinner

I accept the terms and conditions here

 

Stockholm - The Commercial City

The Guided Tour - The Commercial City

The Guided Tour "Stockholm - The Commercial City" is chosen by many having a trade, economic and financial event/conference in Stockholm. We will tell you about the trade, both domestic and international, based in Stockholm. Since Stockholm was the by far the most important city in Sweden from early medieval times this will also be a story of Swedish trade.

We will talk about the first National Bank of Sweden, which also was the first National Bank in the World. We will even see its first building from 17:th century. We will also talk about money, notes and coins, and how the first use of credits was centred on the goldsmiths.

The trade system in Stockholm was affected by the location and we will explain how squares, harbours etc. was adopted to fit into this. We will also explain how a monopoly trade system from early 14:th century to late 18:th century helped Stockholm to grow into the city it is today.

Listen to a demo of the guided tour "Stockholm - The Commercial City".


Time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Price: 2 000 SEK + VAT (25%) for the whole group
Language: English or Swedish

 

We are interested in lunch/dinner

I accept the terms and conditions here

 

The Foundation of Stockholm

The Guided Tour - The Foundation of Stockholm

This is a unique guided tour for those who are really interested in the foundation of Stockholm.

In the year 2002 Stockholm celebrated its 750 year anniversary and in all Swedish history books it says the founder was a man called "Birger Jarl" in the year A.D 1252. But it is not true. The origin of Stockholm has its roots in the late Viking age, around A.D 1000. The oldest findings from excavations is dated approx. A.D 1000 and that is at least 250 years before the official version of the foundation of Stockholm.

In the guided tour "The Foundation of Stockholm" we will tell you where the oldest findings where made and what they were. We will see the most likely places for the first settlement and why it was done at that specific place. We will also show you the very different appearance of the nature 1000 year ago and how that has affected Stockholm up until present day.

There is actually not a single old document saying that Stockholm was founded in the year A.D. 1252 (the official year) but there is an old document saying that Stockholm was founded in A.D. 1187. Why don't we accept that document? In this guided tour we will provide all the answers.

Listen to a demo of the guided tour "The Foundation of Stockholm".


Time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Price: 2 000 SEK + VAT (25%) for the whole group
Language: English or Swedish

 

We are interested in lunch/dinner

I accept the terms and conditions here

 

 

Some of our International customers of the Guided tours:

  • ABB
  • ACTA Foundation
  • Alivia Swiss Health Management
  • Bubba Watson
  • Cap Gemini
  • CIEE
  • COOR
  • Electrolux
  • Ericson International
  • The Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board
  • Swedish Defence Forces abroad
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IFMR
  • INSEAD Alumni Association Germany
  • Insight Lab
  • Interface Sweden
  • Itelligence
  • Jensen Education College
  • KIC InnoEnergy
  • Norweigan Church
  • Otis
  • PocketMobile
  • Scania
  • SES Astra
  • Skanska
  • SKF GmbH
  • SOS Kinderdorf International
  • Taivallahden Peroskoulu, Finland
  • Tammerfors Tekniska Universitet
  • UNIT4 Agresso
  • University of Bergen i Norway
  • Young President's Organisation
  • Widermind

 



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