German Church, Stockholm

German Church, Stockholm

The German Church – also known as Tyska Kyrkan or St. Gertrude’s Church – is yet another attraction found in Gamla Stan. Back in the Middle Ages, it served a local German community, hence the name, and was built in honor of Saint Gertrude, the patron saint of all travelers. Several famed architects were involved in its design and construction. During the 17th century, the church became a major epicenter for church music in Sweden.

The massive, Baroque-style brick structure boasts a large steeple, which can be seen from several blocks away, along with the impressive copper-covered spire and Neogothic gargoyles perched on the top, overlooking the town. Large windows adorn the building, allowing much light into the interior during the day. The ceiling is adorned with an intricate painting by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, who was once a member of the church community. The gilded face of Saint Gertrude decorates the northern gate, while the southern portal is bordered by the statues of Jesus and Moses.

Tip:
Check the schedule – you may be able to catch a musical performance.
Visitors can hear the carillon every day, at 8am and 4pm.
If timing allows, you may see the inside with good lighting and be treated to the spectacular stained glass scenes.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:30am-4:30pm (Jun 15-Aug 15); 11am-3pm (May 15-Jun 15, Aug 15-Sep 15); Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am-3pm, Sun: 12:30-3pm (Sep 15-May 15)
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia

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German Church on Map

Sight Name: German Church
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Religious
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