Oslo City Hall (Norwegian: Oslo rådhus) is a municipal building in Oslo, the capital of Norway. It houses the city council, the city's administration and various other municipal organisations. The building as it stands today was constructed between 1931 and 1950, with an interruption during the Second World War. It was designed by architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The building is located in the city center, in the northern part of the Pipervika neighbourhood, and it faces Oslofjord.
Oslo City Hall is built of red brick and has two towers, one 63 meters tall and other 66 meters tall. The bricks used are larger than what was typical at the time of construction, but are roughly the same size as bricks used in the Middle Ages. The bricks - measuring approximately 27.5 x 13 x 8.5 cm - were produced by Hovin Teglverk in Oslo. The eastern tower has a carillon set of 49 bells. Various events and ceremonies take place in the building, notably the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which takes place every December.
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Jenny Qian | Jul 7, 2018
I didn’t know I’d be so intrigued by this place but it was probably one of the highlights of my stay here in Oslo. If you go, though, you MUST do the tour. I had a tour with Simon and he was EXTREMELY informative, giving details on each of the rooms, the artwork and the furniture, etc. He was very keen to answer any questions, and I was pleasantly surprised by the hall’s history (and that of Norway, in general). I even visited it again due to its great location!! I don’t want to give anything away, but the tour is amazing. If I hadn’t gone on it, to be honest I’d probably think it were just a building with some nice art inside and some council events...
Dipankar Halder | Jun 28, 2018
I have hardly seen such a rich place in history. The whole place is a historic marvel. Loved it. I had 3 of it's floors open for tourists, it took around 3 hours to see only that part. The paintings are amazing, as well as the furniture. There is no entry fee to enter this monument. one can have lovely views of the fjords from it's balcony.
Cherry Chau | Jun 2, 2018
A pleasant surprise to the inside of the building! Love the art design inside every individual walls inside all rooms/hall. I was lucky enough to join a free 45min English tour at 12pm, and learn about the connection between Norway’s history and the art pieces presented in each room.
Rebecca Thompson | May 21, 2018
Oslo city hall is such an incredible place to visit when seeing Oslo. Not only is it free but it features amazing designs on the inside walls which depict a story of Norway’s past and traditions. Very fascinating to walk around and observe. They also have bells that ring every hour on the hour to a variety of tunes/songs.
yatisha verma | May 10, 2018
Oslo city is a very good place to travel. I took a Fjörd island tour here it was for 2 hours and u can get ferry just at the waterfront of Rådhuset. Give it a try it's gonna be an amazing guided trip in multiple languages.
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