Stockholms Tunnelbana

Did you know that Stockholm’s largest public art gallery can be found underground? The 110 km long metro system of the capital city consists of 100 stations of which more than 90 contain some kind of art installations – all arranged by national and international artists. Apart from stations featuring sculptures and artworks, the most beautiful stations are the so called grotto stations, where the irregular structure of the subterranean stone has been decorated by the artist.

If you want to discover the metro, which is called tunnelbanan in Swedish, I recommend to start at the station Kungsträdgården and take the blue line heading to the central station. You can also take part in free metro art walks organized by the local traffic organization.

In this series of posts I want to show you my favorite stations of Stockholms tunnelbana. Today we start at the station Rådhuset.



The station Rådhuset is located on the island Kungsholmen and is named after the court house. It is part of the blue line. As a grotto station, it displays the organic structure of the bedrock while integrating artwork presenting the history of the island of Kungsholmen.