Dramatic Events in the History of Stockholm

Painting of a group of men, beating a man on the ground to death
On June 20, 1810, Marshal Axel von Fersen is brutally killed by a mob during a funeral procession in Stockholm.

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.

Guide: Lena Lövdahl, singer and actress


2 kilometers


This walk is wheelchair and stroller friendly.