Tyska Kyrkan

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Echoing back to the days of the Hanseatic League, when Stockholm and Germany shared tight trade links, the sublimely beautiful Tyska Kyrkan (German Church) dates from the 1570s, but was enlarged between 1638 and 1642. Highlights include a gilded royal gallery historically used for German members of the royal family, royal pews by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, 119 unique gallery paintings (1660–65) and an astonishing ebony and alabaster pulpit (1660).