The historic center of Stockholm "Gamla Stan" is situated on the island of "Stadsholmen". "Gamla Stan" originated from a trading center for wood in 1180. The Old Town is very well preserved, you will find many small shops, bakeries and restaurants.
The German Church "St Gertrude" is located in the old town of Gamla Stan. The 96 m high bell tower is the tallest building in "Gamla Stan". The German community was created by the merchants of the "Hanseatic League" and was founded in 1571. The church was originally the Guildhall of the "Hanseatic League" and was later used as a church. The steeple of Berlin architect Raschdorff was built in 1879.
Artur Hazelius founded Skansen as the first open air museum of the world in 1891. In addition to old Swedish wooden houses and windmills you can discover the wildlife of Scandinavia, with bears and elks and other animals of the north. Skansen is one of the top attractions of Stockholm.