City Hall - Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset) is one of popular sightseeing place in Stockholm, Sweden.
The tower of City Hall has three crowns and opens only in summer. I went to City Hall around 10:05 a.m. but the tour started at 10:00 a.m. (5 minutes late) but staff allowed to join 10:00 tour group. I purchased the ticket and joined the tour. The inside and outside City Hall are both interesting. There is small garden at the back of City Hall. 


Access

T-centralen station and walk 10 minutes.



Get off at T-Centralen Station.


From Central Station, go straight until see Sheraton Hotel, cross the road and turn right.
You will see the river at both side, just cross the bridge. Walk 2-3 minutes and you will see City Hall like in the photo.




City Hall Tower 

City Hall Tower opens only during May-September. Time for visiting starts around 9:10 a.m. Admission Fee is 50 SEK. 

Admission Fees 

Admission Fees of winter and summer are different. 
Buy ticket at the counter on the day of the visit. During the summer, it is high season here so the ticket price is more expensive than in the winter. Stockholm pass does not cover City Hall admission.

April-October

   - Adults: 100 SEK
   - Seniors (over 65 years old) and students (with a student card): 80 SEK
   - Youths 12-19 years old, in the company of parent or guardian: 40 SEK. (Please note that teachers are not regarded as guardians)
    - Children 0-11 years old, in the company of parent or guardian: Free (Please note that teachers are not regarded as guardians)

November–March:

    - Adults: 70 SEK
    - Seniors (over 65 years old) and students (with a student card): 60 SEK
    - Youths 12–19 years old, in the company of parent or guardian: 20 SEK. (Please note that teachers are not regarded as guardians)
    - Children 0–11 years old, in the company of parent or guardian: Free (Please note that teachers are not regarded as guardians)


When arrived at the front of City Hall, went to toilet first because in Stockholm was hard to find the toilet. The toilets in City Hall are free of charge. Then, bought the ticket.
Follow the yellow sign. There are public tours and private tours. Public tours are available in various languages such as Swedish, English, German, French, Chinese (Mandarin).  Please check timetable on website. On Saturdays, tours from 11:00 and on are limited due to wedding ceremonies. Should arrive at the ticket counter at least 10-15 minutes before tour time. There is toilet near the entrance.


I will not write in detail about the history as guide provides good and clear explanation in tour. It is worth to buy the ticket. I will show some highlight in this tour. When you buy the ticket at the counter, the staff will provide the pamphlet. I chose the Thai version. It was A4 paper and had explanation of each room. If could not catch up what guide explained, just read this pamphlet after went back to hotel  

Photo no 1. (Left side) - Blå hallen (Blue Hall) is the main hall of this City Hall, used for annual Nobel Banquet. The hall is on the 1st floor. Then, I went to the 2nd floor and saw the room as photo no.2.
Photo no.2 (Right side) - Rådssalen is the room where city council meet.
Photo no.3 (Left side) - It is photo of blue ceiling at Rådssalen. The architecture is beautiful. 
Photo no. 4 (Right Side)Prinsens galleri (Gallery of the Prince)


Gyllene salen (The Golden Hall) - It is banqueting hall. This room looks elegant and beautiful.



Tour took about 45 minutes. Small souvenir shop and toilet are near the exit gate. When finished tour, took a break at this garden before having lunch. The atmosphere was good especially on sunshine day. If you don't buy the tour, you can sit in the garden and enjoy the nature. For me, this may only one time visiting here so I decided to buy the ticket and it was worth. 




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