Rådhuset / Oslo City Hall edit

A monumental functionalist building in red brick. Opinions are divided if this is a pretty building, but it is certainly imposing. The austere facade has a surprising number of fine details. Open to the public, with a spectacular main hall featuring huge murals with typical Nordic social democratic themes. Other rooms are also decorated with a variety of art. There are also some displays of historical artefacts in the side rooms upstairs. This is where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented to the winner every year. Although there is no public lift, disadvantaged visitors only have to ask and they can use the staff lift. On one of the towers there is a glockenspiel playing melodies at every hour, the huge instrument is about 20,000kg and stands 66m above ground. The building was opened in 1950 after 32 years of planning and construction.

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  • This is the pick up / drop off point for the Oslo Sightseeing Tour.
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