Den Gyldene Freden Restaurant, Stockholm

Den Gyldene Freden Restaurant, Stockholm

Freden (“Peace”), as it's known locally, received its name from the Peace of Nystad (1721) by which Russia gained control over a hefty chunk of the Swedish territory, but strangely enough and luckily so (hence the Gyldene "golden"), allowed Sweden to keep Finland. One of Sweden's best-known eateries, this is the second oldest restaurant in the world to have retained its original interior, unchanged since the day it opened in 1722, thus making a unique example of an 18th-century tavern and a well-deserved entry to the Guinness Book of Records.

Throughout centuries, Freden has been a central gathering spot for many Sweden's noted authors, painters and songwriters. Anders Zorn bought the place in 1919, effectively saving it from closure. The house in which Freden is located is now owned and secured for posterity by the Swedish Academy. Each Thursday, the Academy (which nominate the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature) convene here for their weekly dinner. The restaurant initially gained its reputation and fame through the songs written by national poet, Carl Michael Bellman (1740–1795), and more recently by the singer-songwriter, Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937–1987).
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Sight Name: Den Gyldene Freden Restaurant
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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