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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #26 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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

City centre location brick built structure. A short walk to the waterfront and the opera house. The entrance has a long sweeping set of stairs with a sloped side area for wheelchairs and easier walking...The external views look nothing, but as you enter into the foyer and main hall there is some fantastic murals...Around the sides of the main hall... More

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

From the outside this looks like an old Soviet Union building but on the inside this place is a gem. The hall where the Nobel Peace prize is awarded is here and is beautiful. A visit here for every Oslo tourist is a must.

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Solon, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I never have seen a city hall that is this impressive. The interior art work is a marvel. It captures some of the cultural aspects of Norway and the local area. This is where the Nobel Prize is presented. Having viewed the great hall, I can see why. You really want to go inside this massive structure.

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Get around the city hall, and take a look on the sculputes on the walls of the city hall. The clock is interesting too.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is basically a place where political markings, celebrations, specially citizenship-markings, nobel peace prize celebrations and so on are held. A historical place, but the pieces of art on the walls and so on are worth the visit, no entrance-fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This City Hall is unlike any city hall we have seen in our travels. Spend some quality time exploring the murals and sculptures, picture yourself receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, climb the stairs to the upper rooms and banquet halls, and walk about outside to discover the hand-carved Norse myth wood reliefs. TIP: purchase the City Hall information book to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The art inside the building was impressive but the Folk art outside was more interesting. Just interesting to be where the Nobel Prize is given.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The free guided tour of the City Hall, where they explained the significance and history of both the hall and the murals, was very helpful in our touring of the governmental building. Especially check out the mural depicting the drafting of the Norwegian constitution and notice the artist's subtle Guernica reference. Great place to check out to learn more about... More

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San Francisco, Ca
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was impressed with this building and its history. Most places you visit, it's all about the churches. But I respect that for Oslo, city hall is the public meeting place. Great art and free tours! Do not miss this!

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