Largely car-free, Gamla Stan is the “Town between bridges”, and is the old town of Stockholm. Tiny streets, cobble, hidden squares and archaic architecture characterise Gamla Stan. Build using North German architecture styles, it features a large square at its centre and is surrounded by old merchant houses. This square was the site of the Stockholm Bloodbath, where Swedish noblemen were massacred by the Danish King Christian II in November, 1520.
For such a small, cramped place, it’s surprisingly steep in parts. One can only imagine what it was like 500 years ago.