Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall

When wandering around the city, don't miss Stockholm City Hall, the red-brick landmark of the city, which is interesting because, among other things, the new Nobel Prize winners are announced in its Blue Hall every year on 10 December.

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Discover this beautiful and interesting building and visit it from the inside.

The Town Hall was opened in 1923 to mark the 400th anniversary of Gustav Vasa's arrival in Stockholm.

Discover the unique architecture

The massive City Hall is a great example of the National Romantic style, which is very common in the Nordic countries. Copenhagen City Hall is a good example.

This style is characterised by its austere red brick facades, high ceilings and elongated windows.

And Stockholm City Hall is one of the greatest and most visible examples of National Romanticism ever.

The City Hall is dominated by a 106-metre high tower which, together with Riddarholm and the German Church, forms the skyline of the historic centre.

Enjoy the view from the tower

The Town Hall Tower is the tallest building in the historic centre and offers breathtaking views of Gamla Stan and Mariaberget Hill.

The observation gallery at a height of about 90 metres is open to the public. Due to the limited capacity of the gallery, tourists are allowed to climb the tower at regular intervals of 40 minutes.

The ascent to the tower is only possible by stairs and takes about 6-10 minutes.

Admission and opening hours

You can visit the main hall of the Town Hall at any time for free, but we definitely recommend paying for a guided tour, which will also take you to the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prizes are awarded, for example.

Guided tours

Guided tours usually run once an hour from 10:00 to 14:00, but are not always open on all days. A detailed listing of dates can always be found on the official website:

  • 150 sek - adults
  • 120 sek - students with ISIC card and seniors over 65
  • 60 sek - children under 18

Tickets can be purchased on site or online via the official website.

Visit the tower

The observation deck is only open from May to September. Due to the limited number of visitors who can go up, we recommend booking tickets online. Sales are always launched for dates with a maximum of one week's notice.

  • 90 sek - Adults
  • 60 sek - students with ISIC card and seniors over 65
  • free - children under 18

Visit the garden

Stockholm City Hall has a beautiful garden overlooking the bay and the island of Gamla Stan.

It is open every day from 7:30 am. It closes at 20:00 from May to September and at 18:00 the rest of the year.

Admission is free.

How to get to the Town Hall?

The nearest T-Centralen metro and train station is about 350 metres away.

The bus stop directly in front of the Town Hall is Stadshuset, where the number 3 bus line passes through.

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