Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Oslo, Norway
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Explore Oslo in Norway with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.All Sightseeing Tours in Oslo Individual Sights in Oslo
Sight 1: Etterstadparken
Etterstadparken is a park in the borough of Gamle Oslo. It was built as the core of the residential district of Etterstad, which was built with free-standing low-rise buildings in a zigzag pattern in the 1940s and 50s. Large green areas between the buildings merge into the park. This formed the pattern for later suburbs.
Sight 2: Sommerfrydhagen
Sommerfrydhagen is a park with a playground and universal accessibility at Tøyen in Oslo, specially adapted for disabled people. The name probably comes from the loop Sommerfryd, which in the 1800s was located where the park is today located.
Sight 3: St. Hallvard kirke
St. Hallvard's Church and Monastery on Enerhaugen in Oslo, Norway, not far from the former medieval St. Hallvard's Cathedral, is the location of the largest current parish of the Catholic Church in Norway. The Catholic parish church for eastern Oslo, it was run by the Franciscans until 1 September 2008.
Sight 4: Gartnerløkka
Gartnerløkka is a park in steep terrain between Urtegata at Tøyen and Sørligata at Enerhaugen in Oslo. In the park stands Urtegata 50, a brick house from 1820, built by a gardener, later inhabited by Johan Siebke and his son Julius, who probably gave name to the area. The park was developed in 1985.
Sight 5: Oslo Spektrum
Oslo Spektrum is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in east central Oslo, Norway, that opened in December 1990. It is currently owned and operated by Nova Spektrum, formerly Norges Varemesse. Oslo Spektrum is primarily known for hosting major events such as the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, and concerts by artists of national and international fame.
Sight 6: Basarene
Oslo Bazaars are located at Oslo Cathedral, along the streets Karl Johans gate and Dronningens gate in Oslo, Norway. The buildings of the bazaar constitute a continuous facility that encircles three sides of the quarter with Oslo Cathedral.
Sight 7: Brannvakten
The Fire Guard or Fire Guard is located in Karl Johans gate 11 by Oslo Cathedral and is built in connection with the Bazaarne, which surrounds the area and most of the cathedral. The fire guard was erected in unplastered red brick in neo-romantic style in the years 1854–1856. The architect was Christian H. Grosch, who also has the teikna Basarane.
Sight 8: W.A. Wexels
Wilhelm Andreas Wexels was a Norwegian priest and author. He is best known for his contribution to The Reworked Explanation, a modernization of Pontoppidan's Explanation.
Sight 9: L.M. Lindeman
Ludvig Mathias Lindeman was a Norwegian composer and organist. He is most noted for compiling Norwegian folk music in his work Ældre og nyere norske Fjeldmelodier.
Sight 10: Munchmuseet
Munch Museum, marketed as Munch since 2020, is an art museum in Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
Sight 11: Kirsten Flagstad
Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad was a Norwegian opera singer, who was the outstanding Wagnerian soprano of her era. Her triumphant debut in New York on 2 February 1935 is one of the legends of opera. Giulio Gatti-Casazza, the longstanding General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera said, “I have given America two great gifts — Caruso and Flagstad.”
Sight 12: Børshagen
Børshagen is the park located around Børsen in Kvadraturen in central Oslo. The park was Oslo's first publicly landscaped park in 1819, then with the name Grønningen.
Sight 13: Oslo Stock Exchange
Oslo Stock Exchange is a stock exchange within the Nordic countries and offers Norway's only regulated markets for securities trading today. The stock exchange offers a full product range including equities, derivatives and fixed income instruments.
Sight 14: Grev Wedels plassBook Ticket*
Grev Wedels plass is a park covering one block in Kvadraturen in central Oslo. The park was laid out in 1869 and reopened in 1988.
Sight 15: Gamle LogenBook Ticket*
Gamle Logen is a concert hall and music venue located at Grev Wedels plass 2 in Oslo, Norway. The hall also hosts artistic performances, conferences, banquets and private parties.
Sight 16: National Monument for War Victims 1940-45
"The National Monument to the Victims of War 1940-45", also referred to as "The National Monument at Akershus Fortress" or simply "The National Monument", is a monument in memory of Norwegian fallen during World War II. The war memorial was designed by Gunnar T. Janson. It was built at Festningsplassen at Akershus Fortress in Oslo in 1970.
Wikipedia: «Nasjonalmonumentet for krigens ofre 1940-45» (NO)
Sight 17: Akershus slottskirke
Akershus Castle Church (Garrison Church) is the main church of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The garrison chaplain is responsible for planning and coordinating church services and church actions. The church is located on the floor below Christian IV's hall at the castle.
Sight 18: Monument to the victims of MS Scandinavian Star Disaster 1990
MS Scandinavian Star, originally named MS Massalia, was a car and passenger ferry built in France in 1971. The ship was set on fire on April 7, 1990, killing 159 people. The official investigation determined the fire had been caused by a convicted arsonist who died in the blaze. This finding has since been disputed.
Sight 19: Astrup Fearnley Museum
Astrup Fearnley Museet [sic] is a private museum of contemporary art at Tjuvholmen in Oslo, organized as Astrup Fearnley Museet AS. The museum opened in 1993 and is founded and supported by the Thomas Fearnley, Heddy and Nils Astrup Foundation.
Wikipedia: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst (NO), Facebook, Website
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