Private City Hall And Vasa Museum
Private City Hall and Vasa Museum
Departing from the pier with your professional guide, you will drive up to Fjallgatan, which offers a splendid panoramic view of Stockholm.
Continue to the imposing City hall, known locally as Stadshuset and renowned for its architecture, murals, and the site of the Nobel Prize Banquets. Completed in 1923, this magnificent fortress-like building is the result of a 12-year effort by the combined elite of Swedish construction workers, sculptors, artists, and craftsmen. The main features are the two courtyards and the numerous splendid halls. The two most famous of halls are the Blue Hall, where the Nobel festivities unfold each year, and the Golden Hall, which is renowned for its mosaics.
After your tour of City Hall, you will drive through the city center to the neighboring island of Djurgarden. Regarded as Stockholm's outdoor recreation center, Djurgarden is home to the Grona Lund Tivoli, the Skansen open-air museum, and an extensive park. While on the island, you will visit the fascinating Vasa Museum and see the warship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. Its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to much of its original magnificence, the Vasa is an authentic piece of living history. From the Vasa museum, you will be driven back to the pier.
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