Stockholm’s stadshus, the town hall of the Swedish capital Stockholm, houses the seat of the city government and the city parliament. It is located on the southeastern tip of the island of Kungsholmen on Riddarfjärden in Lake Mälaren.
in 1907 The municipality of Stockholm has decided to build a new town hall building. The project of architect Ragnar Estberg was chosen. The construction of the building started in 1911. until 1923 and about 2.5 million were used. red bricks. The town hall building is an example of the Northern Romantic architectural style.
The building has a 106 m high “Great Tower” with 365 steps leading to it, and the top of the tower is decorated with three gilded crowns (the symbol of the Swedish Empire). At the top of the tower there is a museum and a bell tower with an observation deck from which the panorama of the city of Stockholm can be seen.
Stockholm’s stadshus considered one of the most important examples of Swedish romanticism , It hosts the Nobel Prize banquet and is one of Stockholm’s main tourist attractions.
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- The town hall building has two halls: “Blue Hall” and “Golden Hall”. A banquet is held in the Blue Hall after the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. Here is also the largest organ in Scandinavia with 10,200 pipes. Above the Blue Hall is the Golden Hall, decorated with 18 million mosaic of gilded plates.
- At the top of the 106-meter (348 ft) tall tower, three crowns, the old national symbol of Sweden, can be seen.
- The courtyard of the town hall garden by Lake Mälaren is decorated with sculptures by Swedish sculptors Karl Eld and Christian Eriksson.