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Rådhuset, Oslo

#3 of 59 in Historic Sites in Oslo
Government Building · Architectural Building
The site of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony each year, Rådhuset also serves as the nexus for the municipal government and one of the city's most recognizable buildings. Built over a period of nearly 20 years beginning in 1931, the building survived German occupation during World War II. The central facility features modern brick architecture, including two towers rising to a height of 66 m (217 ft). Be sure to listen for the carillon that rings out from one tower on the hour. Explore the interior to see the extensive frescoes and oil paintings that cover the walls, depicting famous events, legends, and themes from Norwegian history. The banquet hall also features paintings of royalty and more oil frescoes. Take a look at our Oslo road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Rådhuset and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visited here whilst awaiting ferry to Bygdoy. Open 9-6 daily, except Saturday when it’s closed for weddings only. Free entry. Amazing wall murals, tapestries and paintings in spacious rooms. One...  more »
  • The Oslo City Hall does not look attractive outside but it is free to visit it. Inside there are many rooms with wonderful frescos. Interesting historical and mythical details. The grand main hall...  more »
  • This place is a work of art with its unique architecture! Since you’re in you start thinking of being lost in another world underground. Definitely one of the most interesting subways to check out.
  • I am from NYC & London, so well aware of subways, but this is the coolest subway station ever. Looks like it is carved out of a red cave.

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