In the hjärta/heart of Stockholm, on the island of Stadsholmen, you will find Gamla stan/Old Town which traces back to the 13th century. It was officiellt/officially, until 1980, named Staden mellan broarna/the town between the bridges. For centuries, this was the actual town, omgiven/surrounded by protective murar/walls where the districts Södermalm to the south and Norrmalm to the north were more rural farm land. Old town is building-wise dominated by Kungliga slottet/the Royal palace, Storkyrkan/Grand church and Tyska kyrkan/the German church. Stortorget/Grand square might not be big by today’s standards, but it was the center of the town with the church and rådhuset/town hall.
Old town has many gator/streets and gränder/alleys and in the video below, I spent a few days filming and translating every single one of them, including some small facts. I learned a lot during this project.
I hope you enjoyed the video and that you recognised yourself if you’ve been here, or feel excited about seeing these streets and alleys when you do come to visit.