Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm's main landmark, the distinctive red brick City Hall
(Stadshuset) building, has stood on Kungsholmen (King's Island)
since 1923 and become world-renowned as the venue for the annual
Nobel Prize Banquet. A visit to Stockholm's City Hall is a must for
architecture lovers: the rather practical and austere façade,
dominated by three golden crowns atop a tower, hides an
extraordinary Art Nouveau interior. The plush council chamber
itself has a vaulted ceiling resembling an inverted Viking
longboat, echoing the Viking tradition of using overturned vessels
as shelter in winter. Most impressive, though, is the magnificent
Golden Hall, its walls covered with handmade mosaics. The view of
Stockholm from the tower is unsurpassed.
Address: Hantverkargatan 1
Telephone: (0)8 5082 9058
Transportation: Underground station T-Centralen/T-Rådhuset, or bus 48
Opening Time: Tours depart every 30 minutes in June, July and
August between 9:30am and 4pm. The tower is open daily in summer
from 10am to 4:15pm.
Admission: SEK 60 adults, SEK 20 children age 12-17 through March
and in November and December 2011. SEK 90 adults, SEK 40 children
April through October 2011.