The advent of the car posed a problem for city planners in Stockholm in the early 20th century. Many of the city’s streets were narrow and ill-suited for motorized transport, Hornsgatan being one of them. Consequently, the buildings along the southern parts of Hornsgatan had to be demolished and their lots paved over with tarmac, to accommodate a wider two-way street for cars and city trams. The raised part of southern Hornsgatan – Hornsgatspuckeln - is what’s left of buildings closest to old street.
Today Hornsgatspuckeln (“The Horngatan hump”) is known for its many art galleries and historically important buildings. It’s also a great place to start your Sunday walk, with its close proximity to the scenic Monteliusvägen.
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