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.

Fun fact. My previous office was the corner of the first floor of the building to the left in this picture, just above the two people looking into the window of the shop.

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.