Outside the Old Town: Norrmalm

  • See the most central part of Stockholm.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon1 - 10
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Outside the Old Town: Norrmalm

  • See the most central part of Stockholm.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon1 - 10
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Meet your host, Julia A
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    Hi! My name is Julia. Born in Russia, I've become a passionate lover of Sweden and everything about and around it. That's why I've spent half of my life studying the Swedish mentality, traditions and history... At the moment I work with various projects, some of which involve teaching Swedish, guiding in Sweden, writing books about Sweden - and that's what I'd like to share with you: my knowledge of all the secrets I've discovered so far. What makes me so different from other guides? Well, here are some examples: - I've written 3 thick travel guides over Sweden, Stockholm and Scandinavia, all of them with tons of fascinating facts - I've been guiding in Sweden since 2000 - I create excursions for various travel agencies - I give lectures about Swedish mentality and customs

  • What you will see and do

    Thanks to different travel guides the Old town (Gamla stan) can be easily explored on your own. Yet, most tourists arrive at another part of Stockholm, Norrmalm, which unfortunately remains a bit in the shadow of its famous neighbour.

    Did you know that in Norrmalm you can find the second highest church in Scandinavia? In Norrmalm, Stockholm's syndrome was born. At this area Vladimir Lenin took a walk and bought his famous peaked cap before continuing his trip to Russia, where he started the well known October revolution.

    During our walk you'll see and learn about the following things:
    - What is Stockholm's syndrome and where (and how) exactly did it appear? And what's that strange bird standing in the middle of the square?
    - Why does Raoul Wallenberg Square look so strange?
    - Why has the Dramatical theatre (Dramaten) such a remarkable dome and what made many critics so furious about the building?
    - Where is the second highest church in Scandinavia situated and why has it given its name to one of the most tragic events in the modern history of Stockholm?
    - What was the architect thinking of when creating Sergels torg?

    Besides, we'll have a closer look at the palace of the Hallwyls and learn what is so interesting about it. We'll try to find some marks on the asphalt that most people just pass by and we'll walk through the Royal garden (Kungsträdgården) to find out why two of the statues got such funny nicknames as "Lion surrounded by flowerpots" and "Flowerpot surrounded by lions".

    More legends and breathtaking stories from the heart of Stockholm!

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guided tour
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll be waiting for you at the entrance to Stockholm's Concert hall

  • 1 review

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    August 2018

    Julia was great.

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