City of Stockholm

HRI 2023 reception will take place on March 15th in Stockholm City Hall, the same place where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year!

This iconic beautiful building, which celebrates its 100 years jubilee this year, stands on the tip of Kungsholmen island. You can have a great view of the City Hall from Mariaberget, the observation deck a few minutes walk from the HRI 2023 venue. It takes 20-30 minutes to arrive at the City Hall from the conference, and there are several ways to get there:

  • Take the subway at Mariatorget towards Mörby centrum/Ropsten and leave at T-centralen. After that, walk 10 minutes to the City Hall
  • Take the subway or have a 15-minute walk to Gamla Stan, and take bus 3 at Mälartorget stop towards Karolinska sjukhuset. Leave at Stadshuset stop.
  • Bike for 15 minutes. In case you didn’t arrive at HRI 2023 by bicycle, you can get a Stockholm City E-bike 7-day pass for only 26 SEK (no kidding) and have unlimited 90-minute rides.
  • Walk for 30 minutes across Slussen and Gamla Stan. Some of the locals attending the conference will lead a group of walkers from Munchenbryggeriet at around 18:20 to walk together to the City Hall.

Stockholm City Hall opens its doors for conferences and ceremonies, as well as for public tours. You can even have your own wedding here! It features two large halls, the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The Blue Hall, where the Nobel Banquet takes place and which has the largest organ in Scandinavia, is actually not blue: it is decorated with red bricks. The Golden Hall is actually… no surprises here, it does have a lot of gold: 18 million golden tiles, to be precise. Also, if you come back to Stockholm in summer (you should, the Swedish summer is awesome!), you can also take a tour to the top of the 106-meter City Hall Tower to have a beautiful panorama of the center of Stockholm. And if you happen to come back in winter, the City Hall features amazing lights show on its walls during the Nobel Week Lights festival which takes place in December.