"Stadshuset" Stadshuset - City Hall Tip by Pieter11

Stadshuset - City Hall, Stockholm: 115 reviews and 210 photos

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The City Hall of Stockholm, Stadshuset, was designed by the Swedish architect Ragnar Ostberg and was built between 1911 and 1923. The combinations of architectural styles is very typical: the shape of the building is based on Italian Renaissance "Palazzo"style. It has two innersquares inside the building that are surrounded by impressive high and simple walls, and all around the building there are walkways. But the Swedish influence is that all these Mediterranean shapes are built with very red bricks, 8 million of them were used.

It is possible to climb the great tower at the corner of the building.This 106 metres tall construction offers you a magnificent view of the city. You can see all the islands with a close look of Riddarsholmen and Gamla Stan. To get here though, you have to climb the whole tower by foot, because there were no elevators in the beginning of the 20th century.

At the top of the tower the symbol of Sweden is added: Tre Kronor, the Three Crowns. Just like the complete top of the tower, this is covered with gold.

Inside the Stadshuset you can see several wealthy decorated official halls that are used for al kinds of events. Gold, mosaic, a huge organ and several sculptures decorate the building.

Address: Hantverkargatan 1
Directions: At the south-east corner of Kungsholmen
Phone: +46 8 508 290 58
Website: http://www2.stockholm.se/cityhall/index.htm

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  • Written Mar 18, 2006
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