Did you know this about Gamla stan?

The small island of Gamla stan, The Old Town, is where it all started back in 1252 when Stockholm was founded. Good trading terms were offered to foreign merchants and for a long period of time the small city had strong ties to the Hanseatic League. This helped Stockholm to grow into one of Sweden’s most important trading centers. Many of the medieval streets and buildings remain in Gamla Stan, which still is the very heart of Stockholm.

Historic City Walk in the Old Town

On this historic city walk (2 hrs) we wander through the Old Town (Gamla Stan). Taking a stroll off the beaten track down the quiet meandering alleys we discover the medieval side of this captivating part of Stockholm. You will learn about the city’s origin and the everyday life of ordinary people through the centuries as well as changes in architecture and city infrastructure.

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Historic Stockholm City Walks with a personal touch

Are you looking for a historic city walk in Stockholm with a personal touch? I arrange walking tours in English for small private groups of free independent travelers with a self-booked itinerary who wish to explore the city along with family and friends away from the busy pre-packaged sightseeing group tours. If you want to experience something different I’ll take you out on the town where you can hang out with the locals.


Discover the city together with a native Stockholmer

How about having a 4th generation Stockholmer show you around her hometown? I specialize in personal walks that allow you to see different parts of my hometown and experience everyday life with a native. The group will consist only of you and the people you are traveling with. During the walk I will tell you about the places we pass along the way, and describe and explain as we go.

Welcome to my home city and Stockholm Stories!

Maria Lindberg Howard

Maria Lindberg Howard

Your personal guide in Stockholm