Stadshuset - City Hall, Stockholm

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    Guided Tour in Stadshuset

    by Kathrin_E Updated Oct 13, 2014

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    The interior of Stadshuset can be visited with guided tours only. It was not on your group's schedule but I really wished to see it, so I went by myself in the last morning. Although Stadshuset is a busy tourist hotspot with bus and cruise groups in addition to the individuals' tours, and tours move rather fast, you get to see all the important halls and rooms. Most of them are vast enough to provide enough space for two or three groups at once. I do not regret going. It's worth it.

    Guided tours are available in Swedish and English. There is no prebooking except for large groups, tickets for individuals are sold on the day itself at the cash desk. Hours and intervals differ depending on the time of year and are subject to change if there are events taking place in Stadshuset. Please check the official website for all details concerning your exact date of visit: http://international.stockholm.se/the-city-hall/tours-of-the-city-hall/

    The tours start in the so-called Blue Hall (photo 1 and 2). There is nothing blue in the Blue Hall, though. The walls were actually supposed to be covered in blue tiles but when the architect saw the brick walls in their various shades of colour he liked them so much that he decided to leave them the way they were.
    Upstairs you are lead through some representative rooms and corridors into the hall of the city council (photo 3).
    The Prince's Gallery (photot 4) was named after Prince Eugen, the painter who created the frescoes on the wall that depict views of Stockholm's various islands.
    The most impressive interior is the Golden Hall (photo 5) with its gold mosaics. Simply fantastic. The picture on the front wall shows the Queen of Lake Mälar with the city of Stockholm in her lap. Further pictures show personalities and events from Swedish history. Details of the mosaics in the Golden Hall can be viewed here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/ca56c/

    Additional photos of the interior that did not fit into this tip are here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/ca658/

    Blue Hall Council hall Prince's Gallery Golden Hall
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    Stockholm's City Hall

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jul 5, 2014

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    This is an attractive place to visit. While the building itself is not stunning, it is set in a beautiful waterfront location and its grounds are filled with statues. Stockholm City Hall dates from 1923. If you go on a guided tour, it is possible to go up the City Hall's 106 Metre high tower for views.

    Stockholm City Hall is located on the island of Kungsholmen. Its grounds look out towards Riddarholmen and Södermalm. The views towards these places are lovely. Stockholm's City Hall is used as the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet.

    Stockholm City Hall. Looking towards Riddarholmen. Dance Statue in front of the City Hall. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson Column. Song Statue in front of the City Hall
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    Stadshuset

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jun 9, 2014

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    Stadshuset, the city hall of Stockholm, is an impressive landmark on the northern bank of Riddarfjärden, overlooking the wide open water west of the old town. It is not as old as it tries to appear: The building was begun in 1911 and completed in 1924. Its style is known as “national romantic”, a style which is closely related to the arts and crafts movement. It combines elements of historical styles with the technical achievements of the early 20th century. All materials used are Swedish. 8 million bricks were needed for the facades.

    The tower is 106 metres high, one metre higher than the one of the city hall in Copenhagen – ah the chauvinism. The three gilded crowns on top refer to the coat of arms of the state.

    The facades are rich in details worth a closer look, like several balconies, small gilded statues on the edge of the roof, moon and star and palm leaf on top of the spires. More photos of some details are in this traveligue: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/c922e/
    Outside the tower, underneath the canopy, there is a kenotaph (symbolic grave) for Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm, with a gilded statue of the defunct lying on top of the empty tomb.

    The main courtyard and the waterside terrace can be accessed for free. The interior of the city hall can only be visited with guided tours (see separate tip). I recommend joining one to see this remarkable building from inside.

    Courtyard Lakeside terrace Kenotaph for Birger Jarl
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    City Hall

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 7, 2013

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    Stockholm's City Hall (Stadshuset) is an imposing red brick building with an inner court and a 100 m tall tower. It was was built between 1911-1923 to the design of architect Ragnar Ostberg. The City Hall is home to the rooms where the Nobel Prize festivities take place.

    Directions:
    The City Hall is located at the eastern end of Kungsholmen, which is one of the main islands in Stockholm's city centre. The nearest Metro stops (T-bana) are "T-Centralen" and "Radhuset".

    City Hall (Stadshuset) City Hall (Stadshuset)
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    Stockholm city Hall/Stadshuset

    by yvgr Updated Apr 22, 2012

    Stockholm City Hall (Swedish: Stockholms stadshus or Stadshuset locally) is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. It stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island, next to Riddarfjärden's northern shore and facing the islands of Riddarholmen and Södermalm. It is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and one of Stockholm's major tourist attractions.

    Usually a very crowded space on a beautiful summer day. You can also go up into the Tower of stadshuset.

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    CITY HALL

    by balhannah Updated Feb 4, 2012

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    The City Hall Tower, which feature's three Crown's, I could see from many places on my walk.
    I found out that it is one of the most visited landmarks and each year almost half a million people visit this famous building, often photographing its red-brick facade reflecting into the adjacent calm waterfront.
    Unlucky for me, it was an overcast day, with some wind, so no pretty reflection photo's!
    The three crowns on the Tower, is the Swedish national coat of arms.

    The great Nobel banquet is also held in City Hall. After dinner, Nobel Prize recipients, royalty and guests dance in the Golden Hall, with its 18 million gold mosaic tiles.
    Would be worth seeing if you have time.

    The City Hall is open to the public through guided tours all year round.
    ADMISSION IN 2011...
    Adults: SEK 60-90....Children (12-17 yrs): SEK 20-40.... Stockholm card ...free

    During the same period you can also climb up inside the tower and enjoy a fantastic view over the city. Tours can be canceled with short notice due to events.

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    Home to Nobel prize ceremonies and more

    by brazwhazz Written Dec 5, 2011

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    The Stockholm City Hall has a solid claim to fame -- it is where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year. That alone makes it an object of curiosity, but the Blue Hall, where the banquet takes place, is actually one of the plainest rooms in the building. The other sections are extremely interesting and are definitely worth the visit. The City Hall was influenced by many architectural styles, which are reflected in unexpected ways both inside and outside. I have yet to see another building like it.

    The City Hall can only be visited on a guided tour. The tours take place ever hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most of the year, with increased frequency (every half-hour) during the summer months. The cost is SEK 90 (free with the Stockholm Card). I recommend showing up early in the morning to ask when the next available tour will take place and then taking in the beautiful waterfront views from the City Hall gardens while waiting for the tour to start.

    The City Hall tower can also be visited in summer. You must book your visit in advance. While the views from the top of the tower are truly breathtaking, visits are timed closely: if you spend too much time looking at the statues in the tower museum halfway to the top, you won't have much time left for the viewing platform at the top. A visit up the tower costs SEK 40.

    Another way to get into the tower is to get married at Stockholm City Hall: the ceremony takes 5 minutes and is offered free of charge to everyone! But this is where the similarities to a Las Vegas-style wedding end: you must book your time at least 6 months in advance, and if you are not a Swedish citizen, make sure to prepare the necessary documents ahead of time (as Canadians, we had to present a proof of absence of impediments to marriage that could only to be delivered by the Canadian embassy).

    City Hall as seen from Riddarholmen
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    Visiting Stadshuset, the City Hall of Stockholm

    by SurfaceTravel Written Aug 17, 2011

    Stadshuset is where they hold the Nobel Prize banquet and we got to walk down the stair case into the Blue Hall, just like the prize winners do. The Peace prize is presented in Oslo, but the rest are presented in Stockholm: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Economics.

    You can only visit as part of a guided tour, but no advance booking is required. There are 45-minute tours in English daily at 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 all year round; July and August tours in English are available every 30 minutes between 09.30 and 16.00. You should check in advance of visiting, as there could be cancellations due to events. There are also tours in other languages.

    It's well worth a visit alone or with the family.

    View of Stadshuset from our hotel The Golden Hall, Stadshuset, Stockholm A roof in Stadshuset, Stockholm The Council Chamber, Stadshuset, Stockholm
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    Stadshuset (City Hall)

    by spidermiss Updated May 21, 2011

    One afternoon during my Stockholm stay I visited the City Hall where I climbed up 106 m (347 ft) tower for the great views of Stockholm. It was free admittance with my Stockholm Card but it would usually cost 40 SEK (May 2011)

    The City Hall designed by Ragnar Ostberg and opened in 1923. The tower has three crown which represents the Swedish national coat of arms. The City Hall houses Stockholm's Municipal Council and a lot of high profile events such as the Nobel banquets are held there. Guided tours are available at certain times through out the year for those who want to look round the City Hall. The tower is open in the summer months for those who want to climb for the views.

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    Big and Brown with Golden Crown(s)

    by kanjon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The City Hall must be one of the prettier office-buildings in Stockholm, working-space for both politicians and civil-servants. There are lots of art and fantastic objects and furnishings everywhere. I have tended some meetings here, in awesome environment, big, old paintings and carpets and enormous heavy, wooden tables and chairs.

    Famous eclectic ”National romantic” architecture by Swedish architect-icon Ragnar Östberg (1866-1945). The building was inaugerated in Midsummers-eve 1923. In the work, Östberg was inspired by Palazzo Ducale in Venice and Byzantine style mosaic. Ragnar Östberg has, among other buildings, also drawn The Stockholm Maritime Museum, the school Östra real at Östermalm and the sculptor Carl Eldhs studio-museum in the Bellevue-park.

    The City Hall building houses the famous Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall, which isn´t blue at all, but brick-coloured red (the architect changed plans about the colour after the working-name Blue Hall was established). The impressive Golden Hall is designed by artist Einar Forseth who also made a beautiful gold mosaic+fresco crypt in Högalidskyrkan.


    There are daily tours (check out the view from the tower!) at 10:00am and 12:00 noon for individuals with no advance reservation (max 9 participants), sometimes more frequent. For tour-information call+46-8-508 29 058 or +46-8-508 29 059.

    For those who want to stroll outdoors, the Stockholm City Hall is an excellent start on a promenade by the water. Just continue on the embankment either towards the city centre, or, my choice, the other way, through a winding path with lots of bridges, cafés and people. From the quay outside the City Hall “Stadshuskajen”, you can jump on a steamboat to Drottningholm and other places. Very nice!

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    The City Hall

    by t_cims Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The City Hall of Stockholm is one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in the world and the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, frequently used for e.g. the yearly Nobel Banquet. Behind the brick walls, several different activities take place.

    The City Hall is known for its hospitality, its unique art treasures, magnificent banquettes and an intriguing history attracting close to 400,000 visitors a year.

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    the stadshuset

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    the stadshuset, (city hall) is a large red brick building in cental stockholm. built in 1923 it is home to the noble prize ceremonies. there are guided tours of the stadshuset or you can go up to the top of the tower for an excellent view of gamla stan and the central city. pictured is the cenotaph of king birger jarl, a 13th century king of sweden.

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    The City Hall Tower

    by gordonilla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The City hall Tower measures 106 metres (some 350 feet) and is actuallt constructed using in the region of 2.5 million bricks and it weighs in the region of 24,000 tons.

    There are 365 steps which lead to the top of the tower, or for the less fit there is a lift available up to the museum floor of the tower.

    There are three Crowns adorning the top of the tower, they measure 2.2 metres in diameter and are pointing in the direction of the old Royal Palace of the Three Crowns (Tre Krone)

    The tower is open between May and September ( between 10.00 - 16.30)

    View over Gamla Stan from the City Hall Tower City Hall Tower The city tower bells Model of the tower construction The brick corridor to the top city hall tower

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    Stadshuset (City Hall)

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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 for the city of Stockholm. Maybe the outside is characteristic and beautiful to see, but wait until you get inside! The architecture is simply amazing and breathtaking at times!
    I have quite a few pictures of the Stadshuset on this page as I loved the tour so much. I hope you won't be bored by them, but that you will enjoy my virtual tour through the Stadshuset, and maybe I can convince you to go here yourself when you are visiting Stockholm.

    On the extra photos to this tip you can see some details and views from the outside of the stadshuset:
    In the first extra picture you can see one of the two sculptures at the waterside called Dansen by Carl Eldh. Further on you can see an ornamental clock and the Monument to Birger Jarl.


    You can find more detailed information about the Stadshuset and its surrounding area on my Barnhusviken page

    Stadshuset (City Hall) Statue Stadshuset (City Hall) Stadshuset, Monument to Birger Jarl Stadshuset (City Hall)
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    The "Blue Hall" in the Stadshuset

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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 and the Blue Hall. This "Blue Hall" (see picture), is the starting point of the guided tour.

    The feeling to stand here was really amazing, for a moment it was almost like I was in Italy on a beautiful square. The whole hall just has that atmosphere, and I loved it. The hall is huge, too big to capture in one photo, so you can see only a part of it. The ceiling is very high and there is lots of glass on top to let in a lot of daylight, making it feel like a real square instead of a hall inside a building. In the Blue Hall you will also find one of Northern Europe's largest organs with over 10,000 pipes and 138 stops.

    The Blue Hall, which is the building's largest hall, is famous for the Nobel Prize Banquet which takes place here every year on the 10th of December.


    You can find more detailed information about the Stadshuset and its surrounding area on my Barnhusviken page

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