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Tyska Kyrkan – The German Chruch – Sweden Travel Article

Tyska Kyrkan – The German Chruch If you visit Stockholm, you are bound to see the German Church (Tyska kyrkan)… or at least its spire, which dominates the Gamla Stan skyline. In fact, visitors sometimes assume that this is the main Stockholm cathedral as it is taller than the cathedral (Storkyrkan) and looks more stereotypical church-like with its thin, 96 meter tall, copper spire. It is also known as St Gertrud’s Church and is dedicated to the German saint. I…

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Slussen… What on Earth is Happening There? – Scandinavian Travel Article

Slussen… What on Earth is Happening There? Slussen today…Slussen means “the water locks” in Swedish and is the name of the area in Stockholm, between Gamla Stan (old town) and Södermalm, where locks connect the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. There have been locks here, in some form or another, since the mid 1600’s. Not many visitors understand that Stockholm sits astride the border of the lake and sea, with water flowing out into the Baltic on either side of…

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