The Swedish Government Offices - a historical perspective

Exterior and interior photos of the Rosenbad building The Rosenbad building - seat of the Swedish Government since 1981.

The building known as Rosenbad has only been the seat of the Swedish Government since 1981. However, the site on which Rosenbad stands has a long and intriguing history that began with the construction of a bath house in the early 1680s.

This section also describes the history of the Government Offices and Sweden's development as a parliamentary democracy starting roughly a thousand years ago and tracing events through history down to the present day.