Get to know Stockholm with a local Stockholmer - A historical and contemporary tour in Stockholm Old Town

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Agnes
Quality Verified Registered on May 25, 2022

Hello visitors of Stockholm and welcome to my fabulous hometown! I am a born and raised Stockholmer with a great passion for history, food and culture. I am also a well trained public speaker with a knack for storytelling and I especially love speaking about my hometown. In other words - being a tour guide is the perfect job for me! If you are looking for a geniune Stockholm experience with a true Stockholm expert - then you have come to the right place, I can't wait to teach you about my city! ✨

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Tour description

This walking tour will give you the best possible introduction to lovely Stockholm and the perfect foundation for your stay here! You will learn about the most important and interesting historical events, while also getting to know the swedish culture from an insider. And you will get lots of valuable recommendations from a local stockholmer, which will help you navigate your time here in the best way.

We will be walking through the picturesque old town, which is the center island of Stockholm. It is the perfect place for learning about the history of Stockholm while giving you an overview of all the other islands. The tour will be a mix of historical events and contemporary facts, together with some fun and memorable details. You will learn about the beautiful sites, but also get a sense of the swedish life - both today and throughout history. 
And at the end of the tour you will get a beautiful, digital list with  all of my insider tips on which places to visit, where to shop, and where to eat the best food! 

This tour is a unique experience, there are few better ways to get to know the city of Stockholm. So book now in order to secure your spot! ✅

See you soon! 😃

P.S. this tour accepts card payments 💳

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Gustav Adolfs torg 1, 111 52 Stockhol...
    Gustav Adolfs torg 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
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    I will be next to the yellow building at Gustav Adolfs Torg 1. You will recognize me by my blue, bird-printed umbrella 🕊

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    Outside visit
    Gustav Adolfs torg 1

    This is the square of Gustav II Adolf, also known as "The Lion from the North". I will introduce you to him, but also to Stockholm and Sweden in general. How does Sweden compare to other European countries, what is so special about Stockholm and how do other swedes feel about us stockholmers?

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    Outside visit

    The political heart of Sweden! From here you can see the great lake Mälaren, which plays an important role in Stockholms development.

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    Familiar with Greta Thunberg? And have you heard the history behind the Nobel Prize award? This is the place for swedish demonstrations, with the perfect view of the City Hall.

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    Riddarholsmkyrkan is the oldest building in Stockholm and also the church where the Swedish royals are buried. One of the many beautiful churches of Stockholm, despite the fact that Sweden is the least religious country in the world. Why are we not religious here and what still remains of pervious religions in the Swedish culture?

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    One of Stockholms most brutal events took place here - The Stockholm Blood Bath. How did it happen and why? And who was Gustav Vasa - the man who gathered an army through a skiing campaign in order to fight his his opponent Christian Tyrant?

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    Outside visit

    The royal palace of Stockholm hasn't always looked like it does today. What happened to the previous castle and who was the famous architect Nikodemus Tessin, who some people claim to be responsible for the destruction of the previous castle? We will also talk about the Swedish monarchy here - how long has it existed, what is the role of the royal family today and how do swedes in general feel about the royals?

  • 7
    Outside visit

    The oldest painting of what Stockholm used to look like. On this painting you will recognize many of the historical buildings that we have talked about on the tour.

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    S:t Georg och draken

    One of the most famous statues of Stockholm symbolizes a battle. Sweden is a peaceful country today, but that definitely has not always been the case. So why did we stop fighting?

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    Outside visit
    Brända Tomten

    Brända Tomten translates to Burnt Garden, can you guess what happened to the house that used to be here? And what is funny about the name Brända Tomten?

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Tyska Kyrkan

    The German church, where sermons are still held in German. The Swedish language is very influenced by german, but what other languages have influenced Swedish? Why are swedish people good english speakers and how does swedish compare to other nordic languages?

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    Outside visit
    Carl Larssons birthplace & Mårten Trotzigs gränd

    This is where the famous Carl Larsson was born - the man who came from a pour backgrund but ended up becomming one of the richest end most celebrated artists in the country. His birth house is right next to the narrowest and most instagrammed street in all of Stockholm.

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    The Iron square, next to Stockholms oldest restaurant - Den Gyldene Freden. This was the favourite restaurant of an 18th century songwriter named Bellman, who wrote most of his songs about beautiful loose women and alcohol. But how is the swedish drinking culture today, why is there only one store in Sweden where you can buy alcohol and how do swedes feel about it?

  • 13
    Outside visit

    The last stop of the tour! I will give you all of my recommendations here - which are the best museums, where can you eat the best traditional swedish food and where should you go for a classic swedish fika.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Margarita 15 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I really enjoyed the tour and getting to know more about Swedish history
Patricio 14 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Agnes was a great guide, she is so professional and loves her city. The tour passed across interesting places in the old town that Agnes explained well about their historical value.
Jonathan 13 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great tour as an introduction to Stockholm by someone is who from there. Lots of history. Agnes provided a list after the tour of recommendations for various things. We tried two of the restaurants, a couple of the cafes and one of the museums. Apart from the Vasa museum none of these places had come up on searches I'd done before coming. They were all excellent recommendations. :)
Caterina 12 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
We were a group of 8 students and agnes was very professional about the informations. Still the tour lacked of engagement and we all felt it was very flat and not interesting at all. She stick by her script and almost felt annoyed by our questions. I am sorry but I can’t recommend it to others.
David 12 Nov 2023
Milton Keynes

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Agnes is friendly fun and knowledgeable
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.