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

Gammelstad Church Town is the largest and most well-preserved church town in the world. Here you'll find a medieval stone church surrounded by hundreds of red church cottages. Located next door is the open-air museum Hägnan, where the old wooden farmsteads witness about life in the North of Sweden from the late 18th Century to the 1940s - and lots of activities all year round

This is also the area where Luleå town first was founded in the 17th Century. When the town was moved to it's current location the area became known as Gammelstad, which means old town – a name that lives on even today. In December 1996 Gammelstad Church Town was added to UNESCO:s World Heritage list.

If you don't know why this is a World Heritage Site, you will after your visit!

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