Gammelstad Church Town

Discover the Word Heritage Gammelstad Church Town

The World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town is the largest and most well-preserved church town in the world. Here you will find a medieval stone church, surrounded by hundreds of red church cottages. The church cottages were built by farmers on the countryside, that used them for temporary housing when they attended church, markets and district court sessions.

In the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town we have a wide range of activities all year round. The majority of them start at the Visitor Center, where you can check out the exhibition about the history of the church town, rent audioguides, go on a guided tour and explore the goods in the souvenirshop.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center is located in the large white building on the church square, in the heart of the church town. Here you can get information about what you can see and do in Gammelstad during your visit, rent audioguides, explore the exhibition about the history of Gammelstad and shop in the souvenir shop. Visitor Center is open all year round, the opening hours can vary depending on season so don't forget to check out our opening hours before your visit.

Group activities

Visitor Center in Gammelstad offers group activities in the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town all year round. Send in a booking request by e-mailing and we will get back to you with a price offer. We offer guided tours in and English and Swedish. German and French depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Here you can read more about our activities and events in Gammelstad Church Town and at the open-air museum Hägnan.

Gammelstad 360

For those of you that may not be able to visit us physically we now have the option of exploring the church town digitally. For more information about Gammelstad 360 see:

Virtual visit to Gammelstad.