Stockholm City Hall turns 100 years

Stockholm City Hall was inaugurated on June 23, 1923. We will celebrate its 100th anniversary all year.

For 100 years, the characteristic brown brick building and its tower with the three crowns has looked out over Stockholm. The architect Ragnar Östberg drew inspiration from Italian renaissance, Nordic Goth and Islamic art and it's a true architectural gem.

It houses two of the grandest banquet halls in Sweden – the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The Blue Hall is perhaps most famous internationally as the venue that hosts the annual Nobel banquet.

The birthday celebrations

During the jubilee year, a long line of activities will be arranged, both in City Hall and in other places around the city. The celebrations will intensify in the days surrounding the birthday on June 23. 

We will open up the doors to City Hall so that you can walk in and explore the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall on your own – with free entrance. On the waters outside City Hall a regatta will be held, with sailing activities for all ages on the quay. You can come dancing at City Hall, just like you could in the olden days. On three summer evenings, you can enjoy an outdoor music performance in the City Hall Park.

Join the celebrations

During the jubilee week June 16–23, we turn City Hall into something out of the ordinary. It will be a celebration worthy a centenarian.

About the building and its different functions

For Stockholm and Stockholmers, City Hall is an important house with many different functions. It is primarily a political office building. The Stockholm City Council convenes here every third Monday. The City Executive Office, the city's central management, has its offices here and about 300 people call the City Hall their place of work.

City Hall is also used as a venue for events and entertainment. During state visits, the City always hosts a luncheon in City Hall. It's also the venue for a number of ceremonies each year, such as the citizenship ceremony.

For over fifty years, couples have celebrated their love by getting married at City Hall.