Sigtuna at the shore of Lake Mälaren, is the oldest town in Sweden, founded by king Eric the Victorious around the year 980. During one period Sigtuna was the Swedish capital and also a religious center. St. Mary´s Church is one of the oldest brick buildings in Sweden, inaugurated in the year 1247. And in those days there were several other churches in Sigtuna.
Take a walk along the street “Stora gatan”, a street winding among the small wooden houses as it did hundred of years ago. The wooden houses have of course changed, but you can still easily imagine goats and pigs splattering around as in the old days. And you will also find rune stones in different places in the town, some even built into house walls.
Have a look at Sigtuna Town Hall, the tiniest in Sweden. Nowadays used for civil marriage ceremonies. If you are lucky you will see a newly wed couple coming out from the town hall while you are passing the square in front. The wedding couples come from many places – even from abroad – to get married in Sigtuna.
Let a guide tell you the story of Sigtuna, how it was founded, how it has developed during the centuries and how life is in present-day Sigtuna.