In 1668, the Riksdag, Sweden's parliament, decided to found Riksens Ständers Bank (the Estates of the Realm Bank), which in 1867 received the name Sveriges Riksbank. The Riksbank is thus the world's oldest central bank. Here you can read about the history of the Riksbank.

Historical timeline

This historical timeline takes you on an easy-to-follow trip through the Riksbank's 350-year history, from the 17th century to the present day.

The Riksbank’s 350th anniversary

In 2018, the Riksbank celebrated its 350th anniversary by holding various events throughout the year.

The Riksbank building

There is a lot of interest in the Riksbank building, both in Sweden and internationally. Here you can read more and watch a film about the architecture and history of the building.