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Rådhuset, Oslo

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Government Building · Architectural Building
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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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  • A massive building, with simple architecture, with straight lines and without many decorative elements. The red brick facades gives it a sad look. The interior, which can be visited for free, is... 
    A massive building, with simple architecture, with straight lines and without many decorative elements. The red brick facades gives it a sad look. The interior, which can be visited for free, is...  more »
  • One of the landmarks of Oslo. Simplistic, monumental and beautiful architecture from the 50's. Beautifully located between Karl Johan and the harbour. 
    One of the landmarks of Oslo. Simplistic, monumental and beautiful architecture from the 50's. Beautifully located between Karl Johan and the harbour.  more »
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