On June 20, 1810, Marshal Axel von Fersen is brutally killed by a mob during a funeral procession in Stockholm. Archive: Uppsala University Library.

Dramatic Events in the History of Stockholm

Follow us on a walk and hear about horrific deaths, a very demanding Queen and a masquerade ball that changed history.

Listen to how 100 Stockholmers were executed in the town square; how the French philosopher Descartes died from ungodly work hours with the queen; on the assassination of King Gustav III at a masquerade ball, and about how a mob lynched Marie Antoinette’s lover Axel von Fersen.

Facts about the tour

Language: English
Location: Old Town, central Stockholm
Duration: About 90 minutes
Distance: 2 kilometers
Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
Guide: Lena Lövdahl, Singer and Actress

Price for group booking

Weekdays daytime 9am—4pm: SEK 3,190
Evenings 5—10pm and weekends: SEK 4,125

School price, Tuesday—Friday 9am—4.30pm: SEK 1,350 per class. Universities, colleges, folk highschools and private schools at the post-secondary level pay regular prices.

Maximum 30 participants. Prices include 25% VAT. Tour operators are not given a discount.

Booking conditions

We confirm your booking by email. Once we have confirmed your order, the booking is binding.

You can cancel no later than 10 working days before the booked date. If you cancel later, you still have to pay.

Booking information

Phone hours
Tuesday–Friday 09.30–11.30
Irregular phone hours
June 21 – closed
Book your own tour, walk, conference or event. For schools, companies, organizations and private groups. Please contact us via boka.stadsmuseet@stockholm.se.
Telephone 08-508 31 620
Email boka.stadsmuseet@stockholm.se