The Grand Cafe has been a favorite haunt of artists and intellectuals since 1874
The Grand Hotel is where Nobel Prize Winners stay
Norway ranked #1 in the Worldwide press freedom index (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002)
Pipe Organ, Cathedral Domkirke
The City Hall hosts the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, making it one of Oslo's most famous buildings
Oslo's boundaries encompass many parks and open areas, giving it an airy and very green appearance
Akershus Fortress is the old castle built to protect Oslo. It was built about 1290
The fortress has never been successfully captured by a foreign enemy
The Royal Palace is the official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch
Vigeland Sculpture Park is a park located in the district of Oslo called Frogner, west of the city centre
A well known sculpture is that of an angry young boy located on the bridge of the park
Vigeland is in the centre of the large Frognerparken, which belongs to the Frogner Manor.
The Monolith column is covered with entwined human bodies & is carved out of a single block of stone.
The park has as its theme what could be called the "Human Condition."
Probably the most famous park in Norway, it was created by sculptor Gustav Vigeland
The Norwegian Nobel Institute was established in 1904, and moved to Oslo, in 1905
The building, which was built in 1867, is a classic mansion house
Norway opted to stay out of the European Union 1972, and again in November 1994
The oldest and most prestigious university in Norway. Five researchers have been awarded Nobel Prizes
Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world