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Join us on a historic walk through Norrtälje city, from the humble beginnings when the city was founded, all the way to the present day expansion. From the western edge to the eastern, where the Norrtälje bay starts. For each of the four centuries, specific places and people of importance to the development of the city are introduced. You might recognise some, while others are less known, but they all carry interesting and perhaps unexpected details and stories.
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Join us on a historic walk through Norrtälje city, from the humble beginnings when the city was founded, all the way to the present day expansion. From the western edge to the eastern, where the Norrtälje bay starts. For each of the four centuries, specific places and people of importance to the development of the city are introduced. You might recognise some, while others are less known, but they all carry interesting and perhaps unexpected details and stories.
English

    17th century -

    17th century -

    You have arrived in Norrtälje in the the start of 1623. The city looks like most other villages in the Roslagen area - a collection of farms around stony hills and muddy walkways for cattle.

    • 50 sec
    Small customs - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    Small customs - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    There are no buildings remaining in Norrtälje from the 1600’s. The only thingsthat remain are the city plan and the streets. The network of streets in Norrtälje has grown naturally without much intervention or regulation. Small customs vaktas av Jens...

    • 1 min
    Conflict between Swedes and Germans -

    Conflict between Swedes and Germans -

    Councilmen in Norrtälje have written a letter to the king in an attempt to prevent the German immigrants from becoming councilmen and gain influence in the city. A representative for the German population is in turn calling the Swedes a sad bunch of pe...

    • 39 sec
    The rifle factory - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    The rifle factory - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    Norrtälje rifle factory was located on the other side of the river from this location. In 1620 King Gustav Adolf II had already decided that weapon factories were to be built in Jönköping, Söderhamn, Örebro, Norrköping and Norrtälje. The rifle factory...

    • 1 min
    Heinrich Jancken in Norrtälje - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    Heinrich Jancken in Norrtälje - Norrtälje Norrtälje kommun

    German Heinrich Jancken was initially hired for Swedish service in Mecklenburg. In May 1622 Gustav Adolf the 2nd agreed to let him have the tax income from the Ortala Mill and Lyhundra precinct as well as Bro, Frötun, Väddö and Häverö ship districts, i...

    • 1 min
    18th century -

    18th century -

    You have arrived in Norrtälje in the end of 1721. The 21 year long and extensive Nordic war is finally over. Around you are only rushly built wooden houses, since Russians burnt the city down in 1719.

    • 1 min

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