Oslo (Norway)

Oslo (Norway)

Oslo is Norway’s capital and largest city, with a population of about 650 000. The city is among other things known for its green spaces and museums. Oslo has many parks, the largest is Frogner Park, a few minutes from down town, this can be given in particular Gustav Vigeland statues.

Museums

The Munch Museum

The Munch Museum has the largest collection of Edvard Munch’s creations, the collection consists of works Munch donated to the Municipality of Oslo, at his death, and works his sister later donated. The museum’s collection now contains over half of his paintings, 18,000 prints and 6 sculptures.

Ibsenmuseet

It has been restored to the Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen’s home. Here you can learn about his life and the life and writing.

The National Museum

Nasjonalmuseet Nestar of four separate museums, the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Museum – Architecture, and the Danish Museum.

The National Gallery was founded in 1837 and is Norway’s largest public collection of art. Here you can among other things see Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Madonna. There are also paintings by Cézanne and Manet.

Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of about 5,000 works from 1945 and later by several different types of art, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, installations and video.

The National Museum – Architecture is a collection of both drawings, photographic materials and models, which showcases both contemporary and historical architecture.

Danish Museum has a large collection of clothing textiles, furniture, silver, ceramics and crafts, there are mostly from ancient Greek vases of East Asian art.

There are many other museums worth visiting in Oslo, eg, Oslo City Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Ski Museum at Holmenkollen.

Nobel Peace Center

Here are presented the Nobel Peace Prize through various forms of multimedia, interactive technology, Exhibitions, debates, theater and conferences.
Other attractions
Holmenkollen

One of Norway’s most visited attractions, this is a ski museum, ski jumps and ski arena. The area is ideal for skiing in winter and hiking in summer.
Akershus Castle

A medieval castle and royal residence built in 1299, in 1592 it developed into a fortress and then from 1637 to 1648 was again converted, this time into a Renaissance castle.

 

Picture: Oslo Cityscape by: Jiří 伊日 Under: CC BY-SA 2.0