The Hall of State

The Hall of State and the official celebration of Crown Princess Victoria coming of age, The Royal Palace. Photo: The Royal Court/Alexis Daflos.
Until 1975 the annual commencement of Swedish Parliament sessions were opened by The King in the Hall of State.

Nowadays the opening ceremony takes place in the Riksdag building. And the Hall of State is still used for official functions.

Carl Hårleman was the architect in charge of the room´s interior design. Hårleman formed the room closely to plans drawn up by  Nicodemus Tessin the Younger.

The room was ready for the Parliamentary Opening of 1755 and was where parliamentary meetings where held under the chairmanship of the King.
The silver throne was a gift to Queen Kristina from Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie for her coronation in 1650. The craftsmanship was done by Abraham Drentwett in Augsburg.

The information above provides the general focus of guided tours at the Hall of State. The more detailed content of the tour depends on the focus of the tour guide on duty.

A guided tour of the Hall of State can be booked as a complement to a guided tour of the Royal Apartments.