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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #25 of 204 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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Washington DC
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198 reviews 198 reviews
33 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have to say that I was first underwhelmed walking on the street towards the main entrance of the City Hall- it looked like a dated 70's building. Then, I started seeing details of the building: the fountain, the clock, the carvings and sculptures, and most especially the wooden friezes. My impression changed. Then, I walked in and was totally... More

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

From the outside you wouldn't expect that the inside of this building is so colourful. The entrance is at the back side (not the harbourside) and open almost everyday from 9-5. The main hall is amazing with huge paintings on all sides. Sit on the large bench on the side and appreciate the views for a while. Then walk to... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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152 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This red brick building is Oslo's landmark and it is in a very center by the seafront. From outside it is not that beautiful. Not knowing what it is, one could assume this two tower red brick edifice is a railway station. I suggest to enter it (the entrance is free, opposite side from the sea, at a little square).... More

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Pinole, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The City Hall is only a short walk from the Noble Peace Museum, a tram, or trik stop. See the Peace Museum first (there is a charge for this), then walk over to the City Hall. You'll be at the back, or wharf side, so you'll need to take the side walk around the building to enter from the front.... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you're a fan of Social Democracy or the Nobel Peace Prize, do not miss Oslo City Hall. The architecture, which some love and some hate, is all about an appreciation for the dignity of the governed. WHAT a concept!!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Free entrance and extremely interesting; experiencing the past, present and future. Anybody can enoy this.

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth the visit to this magnificent building. I am not sure what the charge is as we were on a tour- the inside is gorgeous. you must go there if you get a chance-- the grounds are lovely also...Nobel Peace Prize is presented annually here --the room is HUGE !

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Doha, Qatar
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
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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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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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