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Slottsbacken 2 B-C, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
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Gamla Stan Walking Tour in Stockholm
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Slottsbacken 2 B-C, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Also called "Boy looking at the moon", the statue is only 15 cm tall. It is claimed to have magic powers and brings good luck if you pat the boy's head and leave some money. The sculpture can be found just outside the Royal Palace,...More

Thank Anastasiia0512
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Took a while to find it, I walked straight past it once. It's nice to have a look at it. The statue had a cute little cap.

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you are able to find this statue, congrats! It is tucked away in a little courtyard off of the beaten path. Our tour guide took us here and told us the story of the square as well as the statue. It is honestly the...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Järnpojke in English means "little boy who looks at the moon". It is a sculpture that is about 6" high and is hard to find unless you have directions or a guide. Visitors often leave coins which are collected by the nearby Finnish church, and...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 24 March 2017

During our free walking tour of the old town, our guide Connie showed us many interesting sites/sights. To many this quirky little guy standing at 15 centimetres, would not be a stand alone attraction. However, there were about 20 of us, taking photos and patting...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is the smallest sculpture in Stockholm. It is located in the Old Town and really very small, look out so you find him. In the winter people dress him in a cap to protect him from the snow and cold winds.

Thank Lena S
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Same thing like in Copenhagen with statue of Lille havruge or in Brusel with Manneken Pis. If you will touch the statue, you can wish something or have a good luck!:)

1  Thank Nikol H
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Jarnpojke (Iron Boy) is also known as the "little boy who looks at the moon". At only 15 centimetres high, Jarnpojke is the smallest public monument of Stockholm. It is said to be secret on account of the monument being so hard to find. The...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our Princess Cruise Tour took here explaining that this was the smallest attraction in Stockholm. That is for sure it it is stupid at best. We saw people petting this thing for good luck. No such thing. Ok...walk by and take a picture and feel...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is smallest statue in Stockholm and kind of hard to find. It is located in the courtyard of the Finnish Church near the Royal Palace on Gamla Stan. Rub his head for good luck.

Thank chasetravelers
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home
to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central
island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small
island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous
Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit
touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting:
take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and
through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
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