Barnhusviken Travel Guide

  • Stadshuset
    Stadshuset
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  • Stadshuset, Monument to Birger Jarl
    Stadshuset, Monument to Birger Jarl
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  • Ceiling of the Council Chamber, Stadshuset
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Barnhusviken Things to Do

  • Stadshuset (City Hall)

    It's time to visit the Stadshuset (The City Hall), one of the highlights of my visit to Stockholm. Stockholm's City Hall was built between 1911-1923 and was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg. It is one of Sweden's foremost buildings in the National Romantic style. I think most of you might recognize the building as it is often used as a symbol...

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  • The tower of the Stadshuset

    Besides taking a tour through the Stadshuset it is also possible to go up the tower. The tower is closed in wintertime though, and maybe that is not surprising in these weather conditions ;-) From the tower you have a beautiful view over Stockholm, so it's something I will certainly do on one of my next visits to the city. In the second photo, on a...

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  • The "Golden Hall" in the Stadshuset

    Being in this room, you almost forget about the purpose of it. The hall is a banquet hall and has room for up to 700 people to sit down. The Hall is dominated by the "Queen of the lake Mälaren" on the northern wall. On the left and the right side of this huge mosaic, there are scenes from the East and the West. It is just amazing to see how a...

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  • Looking up inside the tower

    After the "Gallery of the Prince" you walk into a hallway. There is a little carillon on the wall, but it is too high up to really enjoy it and I wonder why it was placed up so high. But there is a nice architectural feature here that's great to look at. When you look up to the ceiling, you can look up into the tower of the Stadshuset.The light...

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  • The Council Chamber, Stadshuset

    The next room on the guided tour is the "Council Chamber". The furniture in this room was designed by Carl Malmsten and the textiles by Maja Sjöström. I didn't think the decorations in this room were so spectacular, it's nice, but also quite boring, hahaha, maybe the way a Council Chamber is expected to be ;-) The council meets every...

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  • The "Blue Hall" in the Stadshuset

    The Stadshuset is built with 8 million bricks and behind the imposing facades there are offices, meeting rooms and banquet halls. The guided tour will lead you through part of the building. The architect Ragnar Östberg was inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance and had the City Hall built around two squares or "piazzas", Borgargården...

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  • At the shore of lake Mälaren

    From the Stadshuset it might be nice to talk a stroll on the Norr Mälarstrand. Instead of walking back towards the city centre, take the opposite direction. On this promenade you will have some nice views over the Riddarfjärden (a part of Lake Mälaren). Norr Mälarstrand is a popular promenade, and if you follow this walkway you...

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  • Stadshuset

    Time to say the stadshuset goodbye, I really liked the guided tour through the city hall, and when you have the time I can really recommend in going here as well. Entrance fee: 30 SEKThe City Hall has daily tours at 10.00 and 12.00. During the summer also at 11.00, 14.00 and 15.00. Entrance only possible with tour. The tours may be cancelled due to...

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  • The "Golden Hall" in the Stadshuset

    I guess they left the best and the most spectacular part of the tour for last; it's time to see the GOLDEN Hall! This room will without a doubt trigger lots of ooooh's and aaah's! It is an amazing room to enter into, the gold glitters everywhere, and your eyes need some time to get used to this luscious display of gold and decorations. The glow of...

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  • Door to the "Ovale" in the Stadshuset

    This is the door to the "Ovale". The Ovale is the only room inside the Stadshuset where you are not allowed to take photos with flash. So I didn't take any pictures from the interior of the room, but only have a picture of this door.The "Ovale" is the antechamber to the banquet halls and it was created for the Tureholm tapestries. These tapestries...

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  • Still snowing outside

    Another look out of the window.... yep, it's still snowing! Sigh, the weather forecast predicted the weather would clear up during the afternoon. But by the looks of it I am out of luck today and I won't see any sun today, only snowflakes. Hahaha, it's not the best weather for taking pictures outside, but it does look very picturesque. I guess the...

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  • The "Gallery of the Prince", Stadshuset

    The lights in the "Gallery of the Prince" are quite creative. The walls are decorated with these 'half' lamps, giving the illusion to be a complete lamp because of the mirror behind them. They are quite creative, and great objects to make a picture of :-)

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  • The "Gallery of the Prince", Stadshuset

    It is worth while to take a look around in this room as there is quite a bit to see here. Like these decorations in the windows for instance. It's a beautiful relief created in the window bays. It is made in stucco and was created by J A G Acke. All the window bays have these decorations, but all of them are slightly different.

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  • The "Gallery of the Prince", Stadshuset

    The beautiful view from the "Gallery of the Prince" over the river is totally blinded today, as it is snowing a lot! Too much snow to see anything from these windows :-( So I guess I have to believe the fresco"s to know what the view would be like on a beautiful sunny day. Instead of enjoying the view over the river, I concentrated on the windows...

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  • The "Gallery of the Prince", Stadshuset

    Behind the wall of pillars in the "Gallery of the Prince" is a more hidden and second part of the room. The walls are decorated with fresco's called "Shores of Stockholm". The scenery in the fresco is a reflection of the opposite side of the room: the beautiful view from the windows over the river. In the picture you can see part of this fresco.

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  • The "Gallery of the Prince", Stadshuset

    The Gallery of the Prince is a very long room, it feels almost like a long hallway. This room in the Stadshuset is used for the city's receptions. On the left side of the room are many windows where you have a beautiful view over the river. On the right side is a wall of pillars, with the second part of the room behind it. I'll show you a bit more...

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  • Ceiling of the Council Chamber

    This is another look of the ceiling of the Council Chamber and a little bit of the room itself as well. The architect was a very 'flexible' man as he kept changing his mind about the designs in the Stadshuset. The ceiling wasn't supposed to be open like this in the original building plans. After seeing the effect of the high ceiling and the beams,...

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  • Ceiling of the Council Chamber

    The part of the Council Room that I really loved was its ceiling. The ceiling is beautiful and it gives you the impression of being in a Viking long-house instead of being in a Council Room. The colours are great, and the ceiling itself is so high! The effect of the beams together with the paint effect make this feeling even stronger. I have no...

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