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Visit Stockholm’s City Hall (Stadshuset): the site of the Nobel Prize banquet and a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the city.

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When visiting Stockholm, you won’t want to miss the imposing red-brick Stockholm City Hall, recognizable from afar thanks to its tall square tower.

It’s a must-do in Stockholm, as it’s the venue for the annual Nobel Prize banquet, and from its 106-meter-high tower you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Swedish capital.

We’ve provided all the practical information you need to make your visit easier (prices, visiting time, opening days and times, our opinion)….

Stockholm City Hall: Stadshuset

Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset in Swedish) is located south of the Kungsholmen district. You won’t want to miss its imposing red-brick façade and tall tower.

You can visit certain rooms on a guided tour in English or French (approx. 45 minutes – no individual tours).

At a height of 160 metres, the tower offers a panoramic view of the Swedish capital, and particularly of the Old Town (Gamla Stan).

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Visit Stockholm City Hall: prices, location, opening hours…

Where is Stockholm City Hall located?

TheTown Hall is located at the following address: Hantverkargatan 1, Sweden, on the island of Kungsholmen, a Stockholm district we recommend you visit.

Opening hours

The town hall can only be visited with a guide. Tours are conducted in Swedish and English.

  • Guided tour in English from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every hour and every day, except when closed.
  • Access to the tower from May to September

Don’t forget to check the information on the Town Hall website.

Price for guided tour of the town hall

Tickets for the guided tour can be purchased on the day of your visit, at the Town Hall Boutique. The entrance to the town hall store is under the arch at Hantverkargatan 1. It is not possible to pre-book tickets for guided tours.

  • Full price 140 SEK (€12)
  • Student 120 SEK (€10)
  • Children 7-19 years 60 SEK (5€) – (0-6 years free)

A visit to Stockholm City Hall is not included in the Go CityPass Stockholm.

Tower prices

Access to the tower is possible from May to September for around €6 (free under 11) – partial access by elevator. This is one activity you won’t be able to do in Stockholm in winter.

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What to see during your visit to City Hall?

The Town Hall, built in the early 19th century, is a recent addition. To see it from the inside, you’ll need a ticket for an organized guided tour.

For around 45 minutes, a guide will explain the building’s history in English. You’ll pass through various rooms, including the council chamber. In our opinion, the Golden Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet, is the most interesting room. The walls are decorated with gilded mosaics that are simply magnificent.

To find out more about the history and winners of the Nobel Prize, we recommend the Nobel Museum in Gamla Stan.

Our opinion

During your visit to the residential district of Kungsholmen, we recommend a closer look at Stockholm’s imposing City Hall.

In our opinion, a visit to the interior of City Hall is not a must on a short stay in Stockholm. As far as the tower is concerned, the view over the Gamla Stan district is really nice, and we found the price affordable.

We have detailed other options (some of them free) for getting panoramic views of Stockholm in our article What to do in Stockholm in 3 days (point number 4) and in our article What to do around Stockholm.

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Where to sleep in Stockholm?

To get the most out of your stay, we recommend that you sleep in the Norrmalm and Östermalm districts of Stockholm. For smaller budgets, the Södermalm district may be a good alternative.

Nos meilleures adresses

Coup de coeur ♥ :  Hotel Birger Jarl, quartier Noormalm (le meilleur quartir pour dormir selon nous) : la situation géographique de l’hôtel est parfaite pour visiter le centre de Stockholm. Dans un beau bâtiment entièrement rénové, notre logement était spacieux avec un mini frigo et avec une décoration soignée, un excellent rapport qualité prix où vous vous sentirez comme chez vous. Nous y retournerons sans hésitation.

 Bon marché € : City Backpackers Hostel, c’est une auberge de jeunesse joliment décorée certainement le meilleur rapport qualité / prix de Stockholm, 75€ en chambre double dans le quartier branché de Sodermalm (l’un de nos préférés). J’y avais dormi lors de mon premier séjour à Stockholm (Floriane).

We wish you an excellent trip to Stockholm, and one last word of advice: don’t miss its incredible archipelago and its many museums!

Feel free to leave us a quick note or 5 stars below, to tell us if you’re planning this trip, to ask any questions you may have, here or on Instagram, we’ll get back to you with great pleasure.

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Je m'appelle Floriane, aventurière et passionnée de voyages depuis mon plus jeune âge. J'aime plus que tout partager nos récits et astuces de voyage avec vous. Nous aimons les escapades courtes ainsi que les voyages longs. Ce blog est né après notre Tour du Monde en sac à dos. Nous avons également réalisé un tour d'Europe en famille.

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