Gamla Stan

City wanderings

Most of my knowledge of Stockholm comes from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book series. So when we hopped the metro to Gamla stan (Stockholm’s Old Town), all I could imagine was Lisbeth Salandar sleuthing her way through the tiny cobblestone streets.

Gamla stan is located on the island of Stadsholmen. It’s filled with small, weaving streets, churches, quaint facades, and now (of course) souvenir shops.

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Paparazzi! Phoebe was having none of it.

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But Mareike didn’t mind.

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Quintessential Scandinavian style. All about that rainwear.

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This is Stortorget, the main square in Gamla stan. Can we talk about how adorable these buildings are?

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Gamla Stan - cafe

We found a cafe and decided to stop for something warm.

Gamla Stan - inside cafe
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Gamla Stan - baby stool

The inside was absolutely tiny. The chairs and tables felt like they were made for dolls! Charming, but cramped.

Gamla Stan - epic chocolate

Worth it for the epic hot chocolates.

Gamla Stan chai
Gamla Stan cake

And cake!

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By the time we left, the sun had come out to say hi.

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Photobombed!

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XO

2 Comments

  1. Wow, Stockholm is stunning! I’m Swedish, so it’s been high on my must-visit list for a long time. That cafe was adorable and I love small coffee shops…are they usually like that in Europe?

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