One of the city’s latrine collectors, also known as scavengers or bin men. Unkwown photographer, 1906—1910.

Stockholm — A Filthy History

A city walk about the miserable and unsanitary history of Stockholm from medieval to modern times.

Be aghast by the fact that Europes first green capital, in 2010, once used to be the least environmentally sound!

We walk along the streets and alleys of the Old Town and dwell on environmental och squalid conditions in the history of the city.

We take a closer look at garbage, sanitation, diseases, appalling living conditions, hardship and austerity in areas that today are considered quite fashionable.

Facts about the tour

Language: English or Swedish
Location: Choose between Old Town or Södermalm, central Stockholm
Duration: About 90 minutes
Distance: About 1.3 kilometres
Accessibility: Due to cobblestones and some steep slopes, it may be difficult to participate with a wheelchair or stroller.
Guide: Guide: Eva Larsson, Museum Educator and Architectural Historian

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.

Price for booked group

  • SEK 2,900, weekdays daytime 9am—4pm
  • SEK 3,750, evenings 5—10pm and weekends
  • School price SEK 1,350 per class, Tuesday—Friday 9am—4.30. Applies to elementary school, high school, SFI, Folkhögskola and Komvux. Universities, colleges 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 information

Phone hours
Tuesday 09.30–11.30
Wednesday 09.30–11.30
Thursday 09.30–11.30
Friday 09.30–11.30
Book your own tour, walk, conference or event in the City Museum. For schools, companies, organizations and private groups. Please contact us via
Telephone 08-508 31 620
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