Frogner Park (Norwegian: Frognerparken) is a public park located in the West End borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. The park is historically part of Frogner Manor, and the manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses Oslo Museum. Both the park, the entire borough of Frogner as well as Frognerseteren derive their names from Frogner Manor.
Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Vigelandsanlegget; originally called the Tørtberg installation), a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. It consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains. The installation is not a separate park, but the name of the sculptures within the larger Frogner Park. Informally the Vigeland installation is sometimes called "Vigeland Park" or "Vigeland Sculpture Park"; the director of Oslo Museum Lars Roede said "Vigeland Park" "doesn't really exist" and is "the name of the tourists," as opposed to "Oslo natives' more down-to-earth name, Frogner Park."
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Alan Pembshaw | Feb 2, 2018
We went here in the middle of winter so the park was covered in snow. Absolutely beautiful with stunning sculptures. Being winter, the park was not very crowded, but calm and serene. The details on the sculptures are terrific and it's worth spending time looking at each piece, as well as the detail of the central column.
Samuel Eccles | Feb 22, 2018
A great place for all ages. Whether you want to run wild, get a selfie with nude or investigate the amazing craftsmanship of a sculpting master, you must visit this park. If you are really into the art itself, there is a museum close by which goes further into the history and making of the stone wonders.
Aleksandra Gr | Jan 28, 2018
Great art outdoor! People come here all year long. I think everyone can find their favourite sculpture expressing their place in world, life or just reflecting their inner self.
Nima Salami | Dec 2, 2017
This is a gorgeous park! If you're in Oslo, you should see this place. It has a super beautiful scenary. Some very awesome statues in the middle of the park. There's a big fountain, too. I visited this park in the winter and it was this beautiful, I'm trying to imagine how much prettier it is in spring or summer when everywhere is green and colorful. It's my strongest recommendation for whoever visits Oslo to pay this park a visit and take photos.
Guilherme Rocha | Jan 11, 2018
Simply amazing. One of the nicest park I have been to. Additionally it owns several cool statues that represent all stages of life, from the cradle to the grave. Clean, close to the tube, safe and photogenic. It is a must-visit in Oslo and perhaps in whole Norway. Do not miss it.
Madan K Suwal | May 1, 2018
Its a great place to be in Oslo. Its a large park with stone arts and beautiful garden. Summer is best time to be. Is very accessible by bus or metro trains. Bus and metro stops just at the gate of the park. Its not out of city but can feel some peace.
Sai Mahesh VBSV | Apr 15, 2018
We went there on Easter Monday by 10am and found small crowd. It has also snowed prior to that and the whole area was covered with ice or hardened snow. The main monument is huge and is surrounded by way to many smaller figures. They are all marble white. The park is huge. Unfortunately, there is a lot of renovation in progress and hence didn't let us capture the overall beauty. But sheer amount of and style of monuments is kind of unique. It is full of nudity and kind of aggression where one is trying to throw the other. By the time we were leaving it was close to noon and a huge number of people were coming in by then. It was a slight shock for me for a little while to see that much nudity in a single place. Please note that only the statues were naked, not the public that came there :P ;)
Varma Naidu | May 2, 2018
superb art by the artist. All the arts in that park waa amazing. If these sculptures had any meaning, there should have been a plank saying that. When I was there, some construction was still going on.
Olaf van der Hee | Apr 27, 2018
Its very impressing to see that the artist Vigeland constructed so many statues to make this park into the most impressive parks with art in the world. The combination of statues is very impressing and also a bit strange sometimes.
Seba Irarrazabal | Apr 17, 2018
What a beautiful place. It's a big park with a lot of green areas to walk around and to relax. It ia just amazing just like the city itself. Go to Oslo!!!! :)
Rebecca Thompson | May 25, 2018
Wonderful large park that you could easily spend half a day here. I went in mid May and the weather was beautiful. Lots of greenery within the park and plenty of seats to relax. Also a great tribute to the artist who created all the sculptures in the park. However just a warning some of them are graphic, but still fascinating and worth a visit. Some sections were also under construction but you could still access and view the sculptures.
vinay maheshwari | May 9, 2018
Awesome park to chill out.. I visited around an year back while was on business travel, spent the post work time there.. still in my good memories.. go there in summer.. really good managed.. full open area, statues.. a small food court is also there to have some snacks..
Angelica Cabatino | Jun 7, 2018
The most beautiful park I have ever seen. Looks more like an outdoor art exhibit for me. Beautiful sculptures exposing the realities of life which focuses mostly on family. Adding to thesd works of arts is the amazing landscapes and fountain. If you are going to visit Oslo, please do not try to miss out on this one.
Liz Villalta | Jun 8, 2018
Must see this park if you are in Oslo even for only 1 day. It’s a short tram ride from the city centre, takes about an hour to go through and it’s free entry. I’ve posted some of my favourite sculptures. Vigeland’s work is able to speak to all of us- showing humans in their natural forms, throughout their lives from birth to death performing day to day activities and experiencing different emotions. The statue of the little boy having a tantrum has had its hand touched by visitors so many times that it is wearing down 😊
Jayanta Karmakar | Jul 1, 2018
I truly loved these sculptures which portrayed so warmly the many relationships of humanity. . The park is also beautiful. Children love the playground at this park. It's 212 pieces of granite, bronze and wrought iron are placed in a meaningful collection of groupings over an 80 acre designed landscape. This is a monumental creation which culminated with the completion of the park in 1950. Enter the Art Nuevo Main Gate which is constructed of wrought iron and granite and leads to a bridge. The bridge is lined with full life sculptures of men, women and children depicting the various emotional, psychological and social experiences of life. The "Angry Little Boy" being an example. As you approach the Monolith perhaps the most controversial piece. Some have suggested that the 121 human bodies climbing on top of each other is in fact man rising to heaven for redemption. I'm not sure but that is the thought provoking nature of the park. The Wheel of Life is yet another thought proving sculptural piece. The four adults and one child intertwined could be the symbol of eternity. Vigeland is just 3 kilometers northwest of the center of Oslo and well worth seeing. It is walkable but trams are also available if you wish.
Nykle Krijgsveld | Jun 30, 2018
Such a beautiful park! It's free and 100% worth it to spend an hour walking here! We've heard people talking about the best moment to come see the park. They told us that the morning hours are the best but for us the evening was perfect ;) Interesting images and storytelling sculpture, sometimes even with sinister tones.
Bhavin Doshi | Jun 30, 2018
Well the sculptures are magnificent. The blue sky above adds awesome aura to it. Don't miss the angry boy statue with broken hand. It is considered to the finest of all. Bus stop is right outside the park.
Bhumit Mistry | Jul 7, 2018
A beautiful place to walk through with lots of things to do. The sculptures are so interesting to look at and water features make the atmosphere even more delightful. Definitely a place to see if you're visiting.
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