Kaknäs Tower is a telecommunications tower located at Ladugårdsgärdet in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. It was completed in 1967 and designed by architect Bengt Lindroos. The tower is 155 metres high, or 170 metres with the top antenna included. It was one of the tallest buildings in the Nordic countries until 2005.
The tower used to be open to the public, with an information centre, gift shop, restaurant and café, but it was permanently closed in 2018 due to security reasons. The tower is now forbidden to photograph, copy, measure or describe without permission. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom.
If you want to visit the tower, you can book a guided tour through the website www.kaknastornet.se. The tours are available on weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00 and last about an hour. The tours cost 150 SEK per person and include access to the observation deck and the transmitter building. You can also get a discount if you are a student, senior or have a Stockholm Pass.
To get to the tower, you can take bus 69 from Karlaplan or bus 76 from Ropsten. You can also walk or bike from Djurgården along the waterfront. The tower is located at Mörka Kroken 28–30.
Some tips for visiting the tower are:
- Dress warmly as it can be windy and cold at the top of the tower.
- Bring your ID card as you may need to show it at the entrance.
- Do not bring any bags or backpacks as they are not allowed inside the tower.
- Enjoy the panoramic views of Stockholm and its surroundings from the observation deck.
The Kaknäs Tower is a landmark of Stockholm and a symbol of Swedish broadcasting. It offers a unique experience for visitors who want to learn more about the history and technology of the tower.