Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, Stockholm

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, Stockholm

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, known as the “Alley of Mårten Trotzig” is located on the island of Gamla Stan. One of the oldest locations in Stockholm, Gamla Stan is filled with many buildings and unique features which date back to the middle ages, Unique to the area, the alley is known to be the narrowest alley which at its smallest measures only 90 centimeters in width. The alley itself consists of 36 steps which narrow as it approaches the top of the alley. Upon approach to the alley, visitors will approach a flat are and walk toward a rising staircase which is visually intimidating as the narrowing is very apparent. The stairs rise upwards and the alley narrows with each step taken. Its namesake, Mårten Trotzig was a 16th century German immigrant to Stockholm who became a successful trader and merchant. He traded in metals like copper and iron and was an active member of the Iron Market. Mårten Trotzig bought up the property surrounding the alley and, therefore, lent his name to the alley. Trotzig became one of the most powerful men in the city only to meet his demise in 1617 when he was beaten to death in the very streets where he conducted business.
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Sight Name: Mårten Trotzigs Gränd
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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