Österlånggatan (Eastern Long Street), Stockholm

Österlånggatan (Eastern Long Street), Stockholm

Eastern Long Street (Österlånggatan) in the Old Town of Stockholm has a history dating back to the 13th century. Originally, it used to pass along the eastern shoreline outside the city walls. Over the centuries, significant changes occurred, such as land fillings pushing the shoreline further east, transforming the area into a major thoroughfare lined with workshops, stores, and residences.

In the 17th century, the street was home to numerous taverns much popular with the business crowd. Of these, only "The Golden Peace" (Den Gyldene Freden), at Number 51, has survived. Established in 1722, it is mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the oldest eateries with an unaltered interior, which can hardly give a hint of the filth, stench, rows, and misery once hidden behind its romantic name.

The shipping trade gradually disappeared and by the early 20th century virtually everything associated with it was gone. Today, the street is much quieter compared to its bustling past, yet still retaining its historical charm.

Among the notable sites here are the Royal Coin Cabinet, displaying a collection of coins dating back to the 16th century, the Stockholm Concert Hall, and the Stockholm School of Economics. Skipper Karl Alley (Skeppar Karls Gränd), named so after a 16th-century skipper, reflects the area's maritime heritage.
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Sight Name: Österlånggatan (Eastern Long Street)
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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