Towering over the waterfront of Kungsholmen island Stadshuset or Stockholm City Hall flaunts its redbrick façade and 100-meter tall bell tower topped with the Three Crowns of Sweden. It is most likely the city’s most impressive landmark, one that you will surely be drawn to as soon as you set foot in Stockholm. Although a relatively new building (1908-1909), Stadshuset made a name for itself pretty fast.
Stockholm City Hall became famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique art pieces, but especially for being the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet which is held each year in the Blue Hall on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. The banquet follows the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony that has taken place without exception at the Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926. The Swedish royal family has always been the guests of honor at both the Prize Award Ceremony and the Banquet. After the dinner, a dance is held in the Golden Hall and the event is broadcast live on radio and television. Continue Reading