Visit the iconic Helsingborg City Hall - Rådhuset

Updated: Dec 13, 2021


As soon as you reach the centre of the city, there is a magnificent sight that you possibly cannot miss. Ornate towers and stained glass windows - this is the iconic Rådhuset which dates back to 1897.


Did you know - Helsingborg's "new town hall" was designed by 26-year-old Alfred Hellerström who submitted the winning entry for an architectural competition held in 1889. In the beginning, apart from the city council, the police and the fire brigade were also situated at Rådhuset.


Now, the municipal council holds its meetings at the hall and has an office for the administration of the council.


Although the City Hall is closed for the public, the city now wants to open its doors on selected days. Therefore, there are now open days where you can enter the building and admire this beautiful architectural marvel from inside.



Check out upcoming dates to visit the city hall. On some occasions, there are guided tours in Swedish. On other days you are free to enter and roam around on your own. Use the app Guide Helsingborg to guide you at your own pace.


Tip - Use the 'Guide Helsingborg' mobile app for a guide of the City Hall.

Open days with guided tours (new dates for 2022 released)

Rådhuset will be open on the following dates from 11:00 to 14:00

  • Saturday, December 18 - Christmas theme. No guided tour

  • Saturday, January 7 - 125th anniversary. No guided tour.

  • Saturday, January 29 - No guided tour

  • Saturday, 26 February - Guided tour

  • Saturday. March 26 - Guided tour


Other details:

  • There is no registration. If there are guided tours, the tours start at the entrance from Drottninggatan 2, from there you will be shown correctly by the staff.

  • The tours are free and depart once every half hour, starting at 1100. The final tour leaves at 13:30.

  • Tours are in Swedish but you can always ask questions in English if needed. The Guide Helsingborg app can also be useful to have which gives you a guided audio tour in English. So in case you would rather explore on your own, use the app. Download for Apple and Google Play here.


Read more here on the Helsingborgs Stad website.


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