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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #25 of 212 attractions in Oslo
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Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Oslo City Hall is open to the public for visits and tours from 9am-5pm every day. Here is a link to more information about tours. Oslo City Hall... more »
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very striking but not beautiful landmark until you visit inside.I went to my great niece's naming ceremony here. The interiors are very grand and beautiful with marble staircases and paintings and murals.The views of the fjord from the large room at the top the stairs are fantastic.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Oslo was our first stop on our cruise and we wanted to see the City Hall first. We wanted to see where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony takes place. We also wanted to see the murals we'd heard so much about. As you walk in the front of the building and up the stairs you are overcome with a huge... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very impressive large building which I would not call beautiful. You should go inside, there are some very nice huge paintings, including one of Munch in the Munch room. Free entrance. Try to catch one of the very good free english guided tours (approx 45 minutes), which let you realize lots of details you will miss otherwise. Tours start... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Although nice, I guess you have to be really into art to enjoy the city hall. After wandering around the rooms I don't think this will be a highlight of my trip.

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

And I would have completely passed it by if not for a heads up from a tour guide (who wasn't connected with or promoting it). The outside is nothing, but the inside is a virtual palace of murals of all kinds. Admission is free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Did not plan on visiting the City Hall but the wood cut reliefs outside of Norwegian folk myths drew us in. We were lucky a tour was about to start. Without it we would have stayed 5 minutes but the tour gave us a good history of Norway and Oslo , and info on Norwegian Culture thre the art works.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A mayor of a red brick lace suggest duality in the 2 towers. Opulent interior, huge paintings on the walls, free access to all incaperile.O unforgettable experience!

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Agoura Hills, California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were by ourselves on an open day on a tour. Very impressed with the architecture and ... so much to see! Wow! Close to Opera House, waterfront and Thon Opea Hotel, which is where we were staying. This is a must see. The outside is nice, but the inside is where you start to really look.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Oslo City Hall is worth a visit. The Hall from the outside may not be esthetically appealing to everyone but when you approach it there are so many details that attract your attention. The big clock for instance is a beautiful piece of art in itself. Both the big central hall as well as the surrounding rooms are nicely... More

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Hong Kong, China
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is the venue for the presentation of Noble Peace Prize plus its great art drawings on walls, you must not miss it.

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