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Golden Hall 
got its name from the over 18.6 million mosaic pieces of colored glass and gold that adorn the walls. It is known as the venue for the dance after the Nobel Banquet.
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Location Stockholm City Hall, Kungsholmen, Stockholm Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden
59° 19′ 39″ N, 18° 03′ 15.91″ E
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Gyllene salen (sv); Golden Hall (en); Goldene Halle (de); Kultainen sali (fi) получил свое название от более чем 18,6 миллионов кусочков мозаики из цветного стекла и золота, которые украшают стены. Известен как место проведения бала после Нобелевского банкета. (ru); Halle in Rathaus Stockholm, Schweden (de); sai nimensä yli 18,6 miljoonasta mosaiikkikappaleesta värillistä lasia ja kultaa, jotka koristavat seinät. (fi); fick sitt namn från de över 18,6 miljoner mosaikbitarna av färgat glas och guld som pryder väggarna. Kallas som plats för dansen efter Nobelbanketten. (sv); got its name from the over 18.6 million mosaic pieces of colored glass and gold that adorn the walls. It is known as the venue for the dance after the Nobel Banquet. (en) Gyllene salen (en); Gyllene salen (ru); Gyllene salen (de); Gyllene salen (fi)

The Golden Hall (Gyllene salen) is a banqueting hall in Stockholm City Hall. Measuring 44-metres (144 ft) in height, it received its name when its walls were decorated with mosaics created by the artist Einar Forseth on a proposal by the City Hall architect Ragnar Östberg. The hall is best known as the location of the ball after the annual Nobel Banquet in the City Hall's Blue Hall.

HISTORY: A location for festivities in the central building of Stockholm City Hall was ordered in 1908 by the city councillor in the building programme for Stockholm's City Hall, and the name Gyllene Salen was given to it in 1909. Initially the Golden Hall was not golden but built with stone and granite. Thanks to a hefty donation by a private person who wished to remain anonymous, the Golden Hall was reworked to its current form. The donation of 300,000 (SEK) was granted between 1917 and 1919.

The walls of the hall are covered completely in mosaic that was installed between 1921 and 1923 by the mosaic firm Puhl & Wagner in Berlin. The firm received the contract in March 1921 for an original amount of SEK 280,000, later receiving an additional SEK 60,000 as a result of rising costs. The mosaic presents allegories of events and persons from Swedish history in the Byzantine idiom.

The southern wall of the Golden Hall shows different motifs from all around Stockholm. On one side the Stockholm harbour, the Katarina Elevator, the Riddarholmen Church and Stockholm City Hall itself are depicted. The Tre Kronor castle and a horse ridden by Saint Erik are also there. St. Erik's head cannot be seen from the hall due to an error in construction which left it above the roof of the hall

MOSAIC: A sumptuous depiction of Mälardrottningen, the symbol of Stockholm, occupies the entire northern back wall of the room and is the central motif. In her hands she holds the scepter and the crown, and her lap holds Stockholm City Hall, Stockholm Palace, Stockholm City Hall and the Great Church. At her right side modern urban designs from New York and Paris are depicted and on the left side exotic designs from the Orient; these motifs symbolize Stockholm "acclaimed by the Orient and the Occident" [Wikipedia],


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