As soon as you exit the train station in Helsingborg, 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 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.
There are several dates in 2020 when you can visit the city hall - both with and without tours. Details below:
Tip - Use the 'Guide Helsingborg' mobile app for a guide of the City Hall.
Open days in July
During July, you can visit the city hall on several occasions (10:00-14:00). There will be no guided tours but you can use the Guide Helsingborg app to look around. Entrance from Drottninggatan 2.
Thursday, July 2
Tuesday, July 7
Thursday, July 9
Tuesday, July 14
Thursday, July 16
Tuesday, July 21
Thursday, July 23
Tuesday, July 28
Thursday, July 30
Open days with guided tours - 2020 The city hall will also be open on these dates from 10:00 to 14:00 with guided tours. You do not need to sign up for the guided tours.
Saturday, August 29
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 3 (Halloween theme)
Saturday, November 28
Saturday, December 12 - Meet Santa and his gnomes in City Hall.
The town hall will be open on these dates from 10:00 to 14:00.
There is no registration. The guided tours begin at the entrance from Drottninggatan 2. So please reach there on time.
The tours are free and depart once every half hour, starting at 10:30. 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.
UPDATE : Because of the corona virus and the risk of spreading it, the visitors will be counted so that no more than than 50 people stay in the halls, max 10 people in each guided group.