STOCKHOLM CITY HALL

June 14, 2014

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall

Located on Kungsholmen Island, Stockholm's City Hall (also known as 'Stadshuset') is one of the most iconic features on the city's skyline, standing tall at 106 meters.  It serves as the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm and hosts the annual Nobel Dinner.  I highly recommend paying it a visit to discover the grandeur that lies within.

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall

There are no general opening hours for the City Hall, it's only open for public viewing when there are guided tours scheduled.   Tours are taken in groups of 10 and last for about 40 minutes.  They are engaging and provide a fascinating insight into the building's history - I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall

Everything within the building is very grand and beautiful.

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Blue Hall.

The Blue Hall was given its name by its architect who has originally planned to paint it blue, however on its completion he changed his mind but the name remained.  It's notably where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held on the 10th of December every year.

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Golden Hall. 

The Golden Hall or 'Gyllene Salen' is my personal favourite room in the City Hall.  The walls of this enchanting room are covered with literally millions of gold mosaics which give it a golden luminescence - it's one of the most stunning rooms that I have ever set foot in.   The depiction of the Queen of Lake Maelaren is the focal point of the room.   She is said to represent Stockholm being honoured by both the East and the West. 

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The dining set used at the Nobel banquet.

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall

The City Hall is located right next to the water and there are some beautiful views of the city across Riddarfjärden Bay from its inner yard. 

The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Sangen Statue.
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall
The Wayfarer - Stockholm City Hall

Tickets for the City Hall tours can't be booked in advance and must be purchased directly from the City Hall's ticket office on the day.  Likewise, tickets for the City Hall Tower must be purchased on the day from the same place.

General admission to the City Hall : adults (70-100 SEK / £5-7) concessions (20-60 SEK / £2-5).  
Children under 11 enter free of charge.   




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8 comments

  1. Such a great places and cool photos, makes me want to go there! :)

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  2. @RINHANDIKA - It really is lovely, highly recommended! :)

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  3. Stockholm is on my list of places to visit. Your pictures are stunning and you look great! X

    www.naheeda.com

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  4. @NAHEEDA - Thank you! It's amazing there, I'm sure you are going to love it! :)

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  5. This is great, looks really beautiful there.

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  6. @HANWANDERLUST - It really is! :)

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  7. This gorgeous city is on the top of my travel list! Thanks for sharing great pics
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. @ANASTASIAFROMNATBEESFASHION - That is quite alright!! Hope you enjoy your visit! :)

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