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Welcome to the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town and the Open-Air Museum Hägnan

Gammelstad Church Town is a remarkable place. Here you will find a medieval stone church and hundreds of red church cottages. Located next door is the open-air museum Hägnan with its old, wooden houses that are typical for the north of Sweden - and lots of activities all year round.

This is also the place where Luleå town first was founded in the 17th Century. When the town was moved to it's current location in 1649 the area became known as Gammelstad in everyday speech, which means old town – a name that lives on even today.

UNESCO added Gammelstad Church Town to the World Heritage list 1996. The area is therefore, by its unique surroundings, considered invaluable for humankind and must be preserved for future generations. If you do not know why this is a World Heritage Site, you will after your visit!

Walk among the cottages on narrow pathways, visit the grand old church or participate in one of our exciting activities.

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