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.
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.
Stockholm's City Hall (Stadshuset) is an imposing red brick building with an inner court and an 100 m high tower. It was was built between 1911-1923 to the design of architect Ragnar Ostberg. The City Hall houses the rooms where the Nobel Prize festivities take place.
The City Hall is located on the eastern end of Kungsholmen, one of the main islands in the city centre. The nearest Metro stops (T-bana) are T-centralen or Radhuset
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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