The first restaurant at Hasselbacken was called Dunderhyttan, which opened in the mid-1700s. Back then, it was an establishment with five tables and some twenty chairs.
It wasn’t until the 1760s, that the name “Hasselbacken” was coined, becoming well known in Stockholm’s restaurant circles.
In 1816, a half-timbered building was built in the finest Gustavian style, which over the years became known as “Gubbhyllan” (literally Old Man’s shelf). It’s glory days began when the well-known confectioner Jacob Wilhelm Davidson opened the doors of “Restaurant Hasselbacken”. The year 1853 was the start of a golden era for the restaurant thanks to good food, Swedish punch songs and singing.
Speaking of singing, on August 16, 1872, a Bellman statue was erected in the garden and can still be seen today. Alfred Nyström was the name of the sculptor and August Strindberg was his model. That same year, a ferocious fire, lasting eight days, burned the entire building to the ground. Just two years later, a new building rose from the ashes and quickly became the preferred choice of venue for locals of all classes – nobility as well as ordinary people.
In 1984, extensive restoration and renovation began. On the back of the restaurant, a new hotel building was built and in 1992 Scandic Hasselbacken opened a hotel, conference and restaurant on site.
Hasselbacken is a cashless venue. It’s safer and more efficient for our visitors and for our staff. You’re welcome to pay with credit card, We accept most credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard and American Express
ABOUT POP HOUSE SWEDEN
Pop House Sweden was established in 2014, consisting of Pop House Hotel and ABBA The Museum. The company’s vision already back then was to become one of the world’s leading entertainment establishments. A step in this process was the acquisition of Cirkus in 2017. Since March 1, 2019, Pop House also includes Hasselbacken, with its hotel, restaurants, event and conference facilities. Strong brands such as ABBA The Museum, Cirkus and Hasselbacken, together with all the wonderful entertainment, food and drink they offer, make Pop House Sweden a first-rate attraction for both Swedish and international guests visiting Stockholm and Djurgården.
Pop House Hotel is located in the magnificent Djurgården area of Stockholm, at a comfortable distance from Stockholm city and Old Town. Pop House Hotel boasts 49 beautifully appointed rooms. In addition to ABBA The Museum, the building also hosts exhibitions about pop music, restaurants & bars, as well as a popular shop.
ABBA The Museum is no ordinary museum. It’s not just about the original costumes, gold records and so many other wonderful items of memorabilia – it’s about you! Feel what it’s like to be onstage with ABBA, to sing at the famous Polar Studio or to dress up in those legendary costumes (virtual).
Cirkus, located in the Royal Djurgården district of Stockholm, was inaugurated on May 25, 1892 to house the many prominent circus companies of the times. Over the years, Cirkus became an arena for all types of activities, including concerts, congresses, TV productions, and above all for theatre, musicals and shows.