Globen Skyview Stockholm Reviews
SkyView Globen (Ericsson Globe) Jan 20, 2012
Visit to this new world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a city's landmark and symbol of Sweden, is a real must if you are visiting Stockholm.
The arena itself was built in a record-breaking 2.5 years and was inaugurated the world's largest spherical building in February 1989. The Globe has a diameter of 110m, its inner height is 85m and has a volume of 600.000m3. The Globe has been reinforced with 70 tons of steel that has been put together by mountain climbers and the rail weighs 42 ton.
SkyView gondolas were added to the Globe in 2010 and are recognized the best viewing point in Stockholm. The construction consists of two glass gondolas traveling up two sets of 100m rails on the outside of the Ericsson Globe all the way to the top, 130 meters above sea level. The gondolas were built by ski lift builders in north of Sweden. Each gondola can carry 16 people.
The visit takes approx. 30 minutes including a 3-4 minute virtual video tour about the history of the Globe. The gondolas depart every 10 minutes, but if you haven't pre-booked your tickets, it is advisable to visit the Globe in early morning hours. Entry costs about 12 euros.
Although during my visit the sky was cloudy and you couldn't really enjoy the views, it was still worth taking the trip.
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