Stockholm — A Filthy History

Photo of a man, standing in a door way, carrying a latrine bucket
Cleaning man with a latrine vessel. Stockholm 1920

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.

Guide: Eva Larsson, Museum Educator and Architectural Historian


1.5 kilometers


Accessibility is limited due to slopes and cobblestones.