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Det Kongelige Slott, Oslo

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Castle · Historic Site
Tour the home of the past and present Norwegian royalty at Det Kongelige Slott. Built in 1849 for King Charles III, the neo-classical palace boasts 173 rooms and is the official residence of present Norwegian monarch. Walk through state rooms such as the Council Chamber, Great Hall, and Mirror Hall. Wander the Palace Park grounds that surround the palace, complete with ponds and statues. Watch the traditional changing of the guard that occurs daily. Visit the website to buy your tickets in advance; check the website for hours. Put Det Kongelige Slott into our Oslo visit planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Oslo.
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  • Situated at the end of Karl Johans Gate it is surprisingly and encouragingly relatively open to the public. We didn't pop in but had an enjoyable walk through the very pleasant gardens to the rear...  more »
  • We were there when the celebration of Queen Sonya's birthday fulfilled. We saw the procession with the riders and the orchestra. Great impressions of the action and the square near the royal palace.  more »
  • A rather sterile looking palace, but in a great position relative to the city of Oslo. Make sure you see the changing of the guard.
  • I mean it's an okay looking palace. The guard change looks fun. Especially when people on scooters and stuff just end up in the middle of the ceremony, look confused and then turn around. It's fun!! Yeah you can get some nice photos and leave, if you wanna see the guard change arrive around 13:30 and see it fir like 10-15 mins then you can leave.

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