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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #25 of 213 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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Doha, Qatar
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12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Oslo City Hall is situated in central downtown and it houses the city's administrative body and the seat of the City Council. It is also close to many of the city’s other important landmarks, including the Royal Palace, Karl Johan’s gate, the Oslo Cathedral, Nobel Peace Center, and the Ibsen Museum. Designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulssonone, started construction... More

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Paris
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Don't stay outside of the building but come inside and wait for the free tour organize by the city guides The 2 high building are not for visit but administration. The main things to be seen are located in the middle building : the reception rooms and council rooms. The tour is lasting about half an hour and is really... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A must place to visit in Oslo, as the centre hall inside is where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented annually. The entrance is difficult to spot if like most visitors you are walking along the waterfront- as the main entrance is at the back. Admission is free, and you only need to allocate about half an hour for the... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

By luck, we arrived in time for the 12:00 tour of the City Hall, so worth it. Guide was excellent! There are so many details that you would miss without the tour. The Nobel Peace Prize is presented here annually, while the other Mobel prizes are presented on Stockholm. The paintings, decor and architecture all have special meaning described by... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On the outside the building looks quite boring, but inside it's fascinating. Beautiful murals, lovely views over the harbour from the windows, information about the Nobel Prize, painting by Munch, huge open areas. Downstairs is one of only two free toilets that we found in Oslo!

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even though the whole building is a little inelegant and so are the interior paintings and the exterior sculptures remains still impressive and worth to visit! I think it is Oslo's trademark (even though the new Opera house has become now the most impressive city building!).The entrance is free and it is close to Karl Johans gate and the royal... More

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DERBY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a hideous building! And I mean that inside and out. I was intrigued after seeing it from the sea front but seriously ... It kind of fits in fine as part of the skyline but it really is a horrid-looking thing. As part of the skyline, it's forgiveable because the shape and form is distinctive and looks like... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Noteworthy Wall paintings by Henrik Sorensen, Edward Munch. Recent Royal portraits by Haakon Gullvaag Impressive. Good view of the harbour and Aker Brygge. Definitely worth it, because it's free

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San Jose, California
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79 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Oslo City Hall was one of our favorite sights in Oslo. The architecture and art inside and out are quite astounding. There is a Munch painting in one of the rooms. The free tour is worth doing, as it's quite informative and helps you find rooms that you might not see.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it is worth a stop in to see these beautiful murals. Unfortunately we missed the tours in English which I am certain would have been meaningful but it was still neat to see.

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