Jewish Heritage in Stockholm

May 17, 2016 • 1 min read

If you’re on a quest for your Jewish heritage in Stockholm, there are lots of places you can visit. Start in Gamla stan, or Old Town as you would say in English. Here, Stockholm’s first synagogue and Jewish settlement was established in 1775. It’s an important part of the Jewish society in Stockholm.

After your walk across the cobblestone streets, continue to Norrmalm by walking over Strömbron. Close by the park Kungsträdgården, more precisely on Wahrendorffsgatan 3, you will find the Great Synagogue of Stockholm, with a beautiful folkloristic interior and Assyrian exterior.

Time to find a metro station! You’re going to Odenplan or St:Eriksplan metro stop, because located at Hälsingegatan 2 you will find the Jewish Museum, where you can learn the history of the Jews in Sweden, how they adapted to the Swedish society and their contribution to culture, art, literature, trade and industry.

By the end of it, we hope you will have a deeper understanding of the Swedish Jews and that you can feel your jewish heritage in Stockholm.