German Church

 

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The church of st. Gertrude, one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, is commonly called German Church (Tyska Kirkan), as the district where it was constructed was then inhabited mainly by German merchants.


The first building on that place was probably finished in 14th century. Main present shape it gained from 15th to 17th century, so exteriors combine renaissance with baroque. Only the steeple was constructed in 1878, in neo-gothic style, and now reach 86 meters.
The church is furnished with the carillon, which can be heard four times a day. The rest of interior is decorated in baroque style, with interesting king's gallery created by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder.





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