Stockholm: Witch Trials Self-guided Walking Tour Game

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A self-guided walking tour game through Stockholm's Södermalm area, based on the true story of Malin Matsdotter and the Stockholm witch trials.

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  • Step into the true story of the Stockholm witch trials
  • Visit beautiful lookout points and popular historical sights in Södermalm
  • Listen to the story, narrated by professional voice actors, as you walk
  • Solve exciting puzzles and take part of the story
  • Discover hidden gems and quaint streets


Step into the true story of Malin Matsdotter and the horrors of the Stockholm witch trials with this interactive walking tour game. The Swedish witch trials, commonly referred to as “The Great Noise”, culminated in Stockholm in 1676. A group of children and young maids had managed to create mass hysteria within just a few months, by claiming they had been abducted by local women and taken to meet the devil. Malin Matsdotter was one of many women accused and sacrificed through public executions, but she was the only one in Stockholm to be burned alive. Do you want to know more about what happened? Come take a walk through Stockholm as it was more than 300 years ago. This audio walking tour game takes you to several historical sites in Södermalm. The narrator of the tour is twelve-year-old Gertrud, who used to live next door to Malin Matsdotter. She is worried that people have forgotten the consequences of spreading false rumors, and she wants to share Malin’s story with you. This audio tour is self-guided via a GPS-based app downloaded to your smartphone. When you buy the tour you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app which serves as your guide and narrator. Once you have the app installed, head out to the tour starting point, open the app, put your headphones on and get ready for your Stockholm adventure! You'll listen to the story while you walk, and sounds, illustrations, and game elements are triggered to show up on your mobile screen when you get close to them. The app shows you what the city used to look like and what the lives of the people involved were like. This walking tour is perfect for those who want to go sightseeing in Stockholm in a fun and independent way, as well as for people of all ages who enjoy historical storytelling. This experience is completely flexible: you can start, pause and end it whenever it suits you. Come step into the true story of the Stockholm witch trials!


The StoryTourist App This tour belongs to you after purchase, you can use it at any time you want and as many times as you wish.

Important Information

  • You have to be on location at Olle Adolphson's park in Stockholm, Sweden to start this self-guided tour. The tour ends at Anna Lindhagen's garden at Stigbergsgatan. The tour is available in English and Swedish. This walking tour is dog friendly. There is access to public transportation close to the start and end points of the tour. The tour is not wheelchair accessible, due to stairs. Once you have purchased this tour, please check your email, including your spam filter. StoryTourist has sent you an email with information about how to validate your ticket and log into the StoryTourist app. It is important that you access the app by following these instructions, to make sure that the tour is loaded on to your personal StoryTourist account. Download the app and tour to your phone via Wi-Fi before you head out to the tour starting point. For the best possible listening experience, bring headphones. If your smartphone has reduced battery capacity, consider bringing a power bank.

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