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Oslo Norway Tourist Attractions

Oslo Tourist Attractions Norway - Oslo is viewed in this part of Europe as a summer destination – the Oslo summers are packed with folks seeking every ray of sunshine they can get. However wintertime turns this candlelit center of the world into a warm and inviting place where the nightlife turns into a very pleasurable and relaxing experience.

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On the other hand, for those looking to live it up, the clubs in Oslo are energized throughout the year, regardless of season. There are also concerts and art exhibits that showcase some of the finest culture and art that the city has to offer. Explore the Tryvannstarnet tourist attraction where the 1952 Olympics were held, or take a summer cruise aboard one of the many available boats on the harbor. Cruises are offered all throughout the summer, even relaxing and beautiful nighttime cruises that present a unique perspective of Oslo from the sea.

Visiting Oslo, you’ll realize that this is a city where nature and metropolis coexist in perfect balance – where you can escape to the trails by day, and return to the clubs and the bars by night. No matter what your interest or choice of pleasure, you will never fail to find something to do in the city of Oslo.

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Akershus Castle & Fortress
Oslo, Norway
This fortress was built in 1299 in the year when Oslo became the capital of Norway. It features thick stone walls, moats and ramparts that make this one of the most stunning fortresses in Europe. The fortress is now a location for state occasions, summer concerts, dances and theatrical productions.

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Aula (Great Hall)
Karl Johans Gate 47
Oslo, Norway
The Great Hall of the university provides visitors with an exhibit of Scandinavia’s most beautiful painted murals. Formerly the location of the Nobel Prize award, this Hall still attracts those visitors to the city who love and appreciate beautiful art.

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Nobel Peace Center
Oslo, Norway
YThe Peace Center is a new center that houses an exhibit presenting the history of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize. The center provides biographies of some of the greatest Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and the exhibit changes often. Here you can view recordings of past Peace Prize ceremonies – and sometimes previous winners of the Peace Prize will return to the center to give lectures.

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Nobelsgate 32
Oslo, Norway
This amazing park offers the work of Norway’s prominent sculptor Gustav Vigeland – a park filled with 227 of Vigeland’s sculptures that are devoted to the theme of mankind’s destiny. The artwork displays over 40 years worth of work throughout a 74 acre park. It is a park that shouldn’t be missed. Make sure to check out the Vigeland Monolith, composed of 121 colossal figures carved into a single piece of stone.

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Botanical Gardens
Sars Gate 1
Oslo, Norway
The Botanical Gardens of Norway feature over 1,000 alpine plants, waterfalls, a rock garden, and an abundance of exotic plants from all over the world. One of the prized items is the Maidenhair Tree, planted in 1870. The tree can not reproduce because the nearest male Maidenhair Tree is in Copenhagen. A botanical art exhibit tops off the park. This is an enjoyable tourist attraction with free admission.

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Oslo, Norway
This is a popular tourist attraction – the world’s famous polar ship, the Fram, built in 1892. This ship was sailed by Fridtjof Nanse across the Arctic in 1896. It was also sailed by Otto Sverdrup around Southern Greenland in 1902. Finally in 1912 if was taken by Roald Amundsen to the South Pole. Preserved and presented to visitors in its original condition, this polar ship is an amazing sight to behold.

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Norgesparken Tusenfryd
Vinterbro by E6/E18/Mossevelen
Oslo, Norway
The largest amusement park in Norway, the Norgesparken Tusenfryd is a smaller version of Copenhagen’s Tivoli. This park offers visitors some restaurants, a nice amphitheater with all-day entertainment, a few small rides, and a number of games that he kids will love. A water park is also open during the summer. If you are in Oslo in the summer – this park is a must visit, especially if you have kids.

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Drammensveien 1
Oslo, Norway
The Slottsparken is the park surrounding the Royal Palace. It is open to the public around the year, and presents the changing of the guard at 1:30pm. The Royal Guard band plays every day during this ceremony when the King is in residence. The public is allowed to walk through the grounds around the palace, but no one is allowed inside without an invitation from the king.

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Villa Grande
Huk aveny 56
Oslo, Norway
This location was the home of Vidkun Quisling, the notorious traitor who presided over Norway during World War II when the Nazi’s had control. Today, the government runs Villa Grande as a Holocaust exhibit which focuses on the Nazi-led genocide of millions of Jews across the region, as well as the persecution of many minorities. The exhibit is a very powerful and emotional reminder of a painful and troubling past.

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Stortinget (Parliament)
Karl Johans Gate 22
Oslo, Norway
This unique yellow brick building is the parliament building of Norway. It was constructed in 1866 and is well maintained and beautifully decorated inside by some of the regions best artists. The art features the country’s history and life of its people. Tours are available where you can see the inner parliament where the politicians meet.

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Oslo Interesting Facts

  • Oslo Norway suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Oslo Norway had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Oslo is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Oslo as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Oslo has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Oslo Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Oslo authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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