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Helsinki City Hall

Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
00170 Helsinki
P.O. Box 1, 00099 City of Helsinki
+358 9 310 1641
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City of Helsinki register office

Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
00170 Helsinki
P.O. Box 10, 00099 City of Helsinki
+358 9 310 13700
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Welcome

The Helsinki City Hall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the building’s renovation designed by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori. The celebrations take place during the autumn of 2020. The anniversary of this major Helsinki landmark is observed by opening the history, architecture, operations and meaning of the building to all citizens of Helsinki.

The 50th anniversary of the City Hall is celebrated with an anniversary website, which takes visitors on video tours guided by experts. The nine tours of the website explore the art, architecture and inner workings of the building. The tours take visitors to places normally not open to the public.

The general public can attend City Council meetings. The public is seated on a balcony in the Council hall. Admission to the meetings is through the courtyard at Sofiankatu 3.

The City Register Office provides information on the decisions of the City Council and City Board.

City Register Office (in Finnish)

The Lion Block brochure on the City Hall quarters tells the colourful story of the block during the Swedish rule and from Finland’s early years as an autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia onwards.

The Lion Block brochure, available in PDF in six languages:

English (1,5 Mt), Finnish (1,5 Mt), Swedish (1,5 Mt),
French (720 kt), German (970 kt) and Russian (1 Mt)

Wireless Internet access is provided at City Hall.

Many of the public spaces of the City of Helsinki and public areas of the city provide free wireless Internet access. Connecting to the Internet requires no username and password.

Wireless Internet access provided by the City shown on the Service Map