Photo: Svenska Dagbladet, 1944.

Asplund’s masterpiece: Stockholm City Library

Discover one of Stockholm’s architectural gems from the 1920s.

The City Library at Sveavägen opened in 1928 and quickly became an architectural icon.

Asplund was in the midst of planning the building just as a new architectural style, the Modernism was rising; here we can see traces in the transition from the earlier styles national Romanticism and Neoclassicism.

Asplund also paid great attention to the interior and designed furniture, lamps and even the reception area. He also worked closely together with several prominent artists to create the atmosphere that still prevails in the building.

During this tour you will discover details in and around the building and get an understanding for how they interact throughout the large scale of the building and the reason it has remained a masterpiece for nearly 100 years.

Facts about booked tour

Language: English or Swedish
Location: Vasastaden, central Stockholm
Duration: About 90 minutes
Accessibility: This tour includes narrow passages but can be adjusted for people with wheelchairs or strollers.
Tour guides: Eva Larsson, Architectural Curator; Petra Adolfsson, Ethnologist/Art Historian

Price for booked group

Weekdays at 10am—4pm: SEK 3,190
Weekdays at 4—8pm: SEK 4,125
Weekends at 10am—4pm: SEK 4,125

School price SEK 1,350 per class, Tuesday—Friday 10am—5pm. Applies to elementary school, high school, SFI, Folkhögskola and Komvux. Universities, colleges, folk highschools and private schools at the post-secondary level pay regular prices.

Maximum 20 participants. The program is VAT exempt. Tour operators are not given a discount.

Booking conditions

We confirm your booking by email. Once we have confirmed your order, the booking is binding.

You can cancel no later than 10 working days before the booked date. If you cancel later, you still have to pay.

Booking information

Phone hours
Tuesday–Friday 09.30–11.30
Irregular phone hours
June 21 – closed
Book your own tour, walk, conference or event. For schools, companies, organizations and private groups. Please contact us via
Telephone 08-508 31 620