November 25, 2016

Stockholm's Narrowest Street

I am often asked by guests where this street, or alley, can be found. To be honest, I have never really understood the fuss... but the street has become a tourist attraction in itself and draws visitors, children and, sadly, graffiti vandals (don't want to call them artists in this case). There are many more interesting things to see in Stockholm, in my opinion, but in case you are curious...
The alley is called Mårten Trotzigs Gränd and is named after a German merchant who owned property in this area of Gamla Stan in the late 1500's. The alley contains 36 steps, is 90 centimetes at its narrowest point and connects the streets Västerlånggatan and Prästgatan. It is very easy to walk right by the entrance, so keep your eyes open. Click here for a map with location.

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