Past, Present and Future of Oslo

Past, Present and Future of Oslo

The tour starts at the Town Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies are held annually on December 10th. Opened in 1950, when Oslo celebrated 900 years anniversry Oslo City Hall is decorated by preminent Norwegian modern artists, who drew their inspiration and motifs from Norwegian history, culture and life. The tour include City Hall’s history, art and architecture, the political activities that occur here and information on events. Among the sights covered by the tour are the Munch Room, the Party Gallery and the Banquet Hall.

Scrolling through the city centre, the tour passes many of the main sights including the Akershus Fortress – one of the oldest buildings of Oslo, castle and shrine of Norwegian Kings, acquaintance with the history of Oslo and observation the modern part of the city from fortress walls, visiting Old market square and the oldest building in Oslo-Kvadraturen where people believe ghost lives, Opera House that won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival and European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and go to the Opera roof – probably the only cultural building where you can climb the top without any troubles, and learn about the Hundred Years Library. You pass by the central railway station – actually both – old and new and stop for photo at the beautiful huge tiger statue and learn why Oslo called the city of tiger, and continue to the main boosting street of Norwegian capital – Karl Johans gate which connects Royal Palace with the rest of the city and ends at the train station square and learn about Norwegian Kings. Tour passes many attractions like main Cathedral what Norwegian Royal Family and Norwegian Government use for public events and with works of stained glass windows in the choir by Emanuel Vigeland – brother of Gustav Vigeland – world famous sculptor, continue to House of Parlament, Grand hotel – where each year the hotel hosts the annual Nobel Peace Prize reception, and the prize winners stay as well as the other famous and noble guests, walking through the park to the National Theatre you learn about the cultural life of Oslo and it’s famous citizens, like Henrik Ibsen and Bjornstjaerne Bjornson.