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  • Address: Rådhusplassen, Oslo 0037, Norway
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free


Oslo City Hall (Radhus)

Home to the Oslo City Council and numerous galleries and studios, the Oslo City Hall (or Radhus) showcases the city’s political and cultural sides. It is widely considered one of Oslo’s architectural gems, winning the 2005 vote for Oslo’s "Structure of the Century."

Planning for City Hall began in 1915 and served a dual purpose: not only establishing an Oslo City Hall, but also replacing the old Oslo harbor slums. The building exemplifies a changing mentality in Norwegian architecture at the time, combining native romanticism, functionalism, and classicism.

Once inside, the building contains the Festival Gallery, complete with a stunning view of the harbor side, the East Gallery, with Petr Krohg’s stunning mid 20th century frescoes, “The town and its surroundings,” Banquet Hall, and Central Hall, with a mural of Oslo’s patron saint, St. Hallvard.

Practical Info

Oslo City Hall is located on Pipervika in central Oslo, close to many of the city’s other important landmarks, including the Royal Palace, Karl Johan’s gate, the Oslo Cathedral, Nobel Peace Center, and the Ibsen Museum.

You will not have a hard time finding it, minutes away by public transportation on either the metro to Nationaltheatret or Stortinget, or by the 12 tram that surfs along the harbor.

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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights, Oslo, null

Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

See the highlights of Oslo in one afternoon on a leisurely paced, 3-hour bike tour. Suitable for all fitness levels, your tour takes in top Oslo sights, like ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.18
Oslo Mini Cruise, Oslo, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Oslo Mini Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

See Oslo’s beautiful waterfront on a sightseeing mini cruise! As you depart, sit back and enjoy the city sights. The 90-minute cruise will take you through the ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.85
Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour, Oslo, Day Cruises

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

An insider’s tour of the city including grand buildings such as: the City Hall, Grand Hotel, University and the Parliament. This 2-hour walking tour gives you ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.11

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