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The building itself isn't the most exciting when you first look at it, but then as you get towards the front door there's a selection of friezes which are quite wonderful. They're based on Norse mythology.
Inside there's a number of rooms that you can...More
This was our third trip to Oslo but our first time getting inside the City Hall. The website implies that you need tickets, but we were unable to figure out how to do that. However, fortunately when we stopped by, the building was open for...More
I was interested to visit purely because the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded here. Even though the exterior is not particularly nice looking, the interior really surprised me, it is very impressive and definitely worth a visit.
The exterior of Oslo's City Hall is quite utilitarian ('functionalism' is probably more accurate); not at all like other city halls I've seen in neighbouring countries of Sweden and Denmark. But I'm sure glad I took a look inside!
All the walls of the main...More
The city hall has a set of impressive carved panels depicting Norse legends on the exterior walls as you enter the building. These are worth looking at. The interior has massive murals on most of the walls of all the rooms you get to enter....More
We loved looking at the murals and art displays. We also liked seeing where the Nobel peace prize is given each year. The outside of the building may not be so impressive, but the inside is what matters. Also it is free to visit!