Tyska kyrkan

Architecture & Buildings

Europe, Sweden, Stockholm

Tyska kyrkan ("German Church"; German: Deutsche Kirche), sometimes called St. Gertrude's Church (Swedish: Sankta Gertruds kyrka), is a church in Gamla stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. Located between the streets Tyska Brinken, Kindstugatan, Svartmangatan, and PrÃĪstgatan, it is named for standing in the centre of a neighbourhood that in the Middle Ages was dominated by Germans. Officially named Sankta Gertrud, the church is dedicated to Saint Gertrude (626-659), abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles, in present-day Belgium, and patron saint of travellers.