Oslo - information about the city
Oslo ( /ˈɒzloʊ/, oz-loh, [ˈʊʃlʊ] [ˈʊslʊ] ) is a municipality, and the capital and most populous city of Norway. As a municipality ( formannskapsdistrikt ), it was established on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The city was moved during the reign of King Christian IV. It was rebuilt closer to Akershus Castle, and renamed Christiania in his honour (also spelled Kristiania in the late 1800s). In 1925, twenty years after the dissolution of personal union between Norway and Sweden, the city reclaimed its original Norwegian name, Oslo. The diocese of Oslo is one of the five original dioceses in Norway, which originated around the year 1070.
Oslo - tourist attractions
|Oslo Opera House
|The Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. It is operated by Statsbygg, the government agency which manages pr...
|Norwegian Maritime Museum
|The Norwegian Maritime Museum (Norsk Maritimt Museum), previously known as the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum, founded in 1914. The museum's building won an architectural award. Its exhibits on coast culture and maritime history include boat models, fishing, marine archeology, marine paintings, ship building...
|Nobel Peace Center
|Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter) is a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. The Center is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Center presents the N...
|Christiania Theatre (Kristiania Theatre) was Norway 's finest stage for the spoken drama between 1836 - 1899. It was the first lasting public theatre in Norway and the national stage of Norway and of Oslo during the 19th century. Since the 18th century, there had been several attempts to start a pu...
|Oslo City Museum
|Oslo City Museum is located in the Frogner Manor in Oslo. The museum has an extensive library with the purpose of documenting the history of the City of Oslo, as well as the former municipality Aker. The museum also has one of the largest and most important photo collections in Norway. The museum al...
|Egertorget, formerly known as Egertorvet, is a square in Oslo at the intersection of Karl Johans gate and Øvre Slottsgate. It is a "remainder area" which arose around 1840, when Karl Johans Gate became connected with the old Eastern Road alongside Stabellkroken. Stabellgården and Egergården were tor...
|Bislett Stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway. Bislett is Norway's most well known sports arena internationally, with 15 speed skating world records and more than 50 track and field world records having been set here. The stadium was demolished in 2004 and construction of a new stadium was com...
|Viking Ship Museum
|The Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset på Bygdøy) is located at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway. It is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, and houses archaeological finds from Tune, Gokstad (Sandefjord), Oseberg (Tønsberg) and the Borre mound cemetery. The main attractions at...
|Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) or Akershus Castle (Akershus slott) is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison. The first construction on the castle started around the late 1290s, by King Haakon V, replacing Tønsberg as one of...
|Royal Palace in Oslo
|The Royal Palace (Slottet, Det kongelige slott) in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of Norwegian and Swedish king Charles III and is the official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Until the completion of the Royal Palace, Norwegian royalty re...
Geographical coordinates: 59.9167, 10.75
Approximate population: 596,923
Approximate population: 596,923
The oldest constructions
The highest points
- Oslo City Hall (66 m.)
The longest objects
- Karl Johans gate (1,020 m.)
Most active architects
Famous architects born in the city
- Tarald Lundevall (1)