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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #24 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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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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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great location and a city symbol that deserves to be visited. Experience the bell sounds in early evenings while sitting by the water front

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Akron, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The architecture of City Hall from the outside is nice, but it's inside that it really shines. A number of frescos and an oil painting convey Oslo and Norway as it existed in the early 20th century. Very impressive and worth a visit since it's free and so centrally located. Free tours are offered that help in the understanding of... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I thought I might as well go to the place where the Nobel peace prize is awarded and wasn't expecting the beautiful murals that adorn this building. Well worth a visit, stunning murals and great views over the Fjord.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit. Doesn't last long and it's placed in the hearth of Oslo. There are beautiful walls inside to look at. I didn't take a guided tour, nevertheless I enjoyed the visit. The souvenir shops and Turist Information is just outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

It is easy to go City Hall, it is just next to the harbour and Nobel Peace Center.I usually do not expect very much from city halls or palaces but this place offers you more than walls and long tables, when I was there,I saw a school tour and started listening to the guide so learned a funny story about... More

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