Este bonito edifício sobre Drammensveien perto do Palácio Real é o lar do Comité Nobel Norueguês. Anualmente, a Comissão escolhe um vencedor Prêmio da Paz, com base nos critérios que Alfred Nobel (o sueco que deixou um fundo anual de um Prêmio da Paz) especificado no testamento dele. Até 1946, o Prêmio da Paz foi atribuído pelo Instituto, mas, hoje, a cerimônia de premiação ocorrerá na prefeitura de Oslo. A cerimônia está realizada no dia 10 de Dezembro de cada ano, para marcar o dia da morte de Alfred Nobel em 1896.
A principal da biblioteca foi fundada há mais de 200 anos, quando Carl Deichman doou sua vasta colecção de livros para a cidade. Você encontrará o edifício da biblioteca não muito longe do Trefoldighetskirken e dos gabinetes governamentais. Ela fica a uma curta distância do centro da cidade.
O prédio abriga o Parlamento norueguês e data de 1866. Visitas guiadas são oferecidas diariamente entre o dia 1 de julho e 20 de agosto e são feitas em norueguês, inglês, alemão e francês as 10, 11:30 e 13h da tarde. Entre o 15 de Setembro e o 15 junho, as visitas ocorrem todos os sábados (em norueguês apenas) às 10h, 11:30 e 13h da tarde. Excursões para grupos podem ser organizadas a pedido entre setembro e junho. A entrada é gratuita e as visitas duram cerca uma hora.
One of the most important municipal buildings in the Norwegian capital, the Oslo Town Hall can be spotted standing next to the iconic Akershus Fortress on the famous Rådhusplassen that overlooks Oslo's picturesque harbor and waterfront. Its soaring twin towers, measuring 216 feet (66 meters) and 206 feet (63 meters), make it one of the more unique edifices in the city. Completed in 1950, the building was designed by the renowned Norwegian architects Magnus Poulsson and Arnstein Arneberg, and built primarily using red bricks that give it a distinctive hue. Some of the building's main attractions include Henrick Sorensen's wall decoration, the astronomical clock, and the north side entrance. The city hall has had the privilege of hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every year since 1990.
A horse, a goat, rabbits, ducks, chickens and pigs are among the numerous animals that live here. An ecological farm for children, Kampen Økologiske Barnebondegård is a place where city kids learn to take care of animals and grow food. After a visit here your children will definitely know where the milk comes from (not the carton). There is also an ecological herbal garden and a vegetable garden. The main attraction for many Norwegian children is Hulda the pig, known from children's television.
Norway's oldest botanical garden is open year-round and creates beautiful surroundings for the university museums in the area. Nature herself is master of ceremonies throughout the year, whether you are visiting the systematic section, the Rock Garden or the Fragrant Garden. In the greenhouses there are tropical plants and more. Inside the Botanical Museum you can enjoy the exquisite botanical drawings by an Norwegian artist. Atop the hill a nice café awaits you. The other museums in close proximity to the garden are the Mineral-geologisk Museum, Paleontologisk Museum and Zoologisk Museum. Admission is free.
Located in the heart of Oslo, Oslo Reptilpark is a peculiar place. You can see more than 80 reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Snakes, tarantulas, fish and iguanas are are all there! Established in 2002, this park has been delighting children with their creatures for over a decade. Every Tuesday is feeding day for the reptiles, which is a great event for kids and adults alike.
Consecrated by the Bishop of Fulham on 27 July 1884, St Edmund's looks like a miniature cathedral tightly squeezed between drab plastered facades that take on monstrous proportions beside it. The Neo-Gothic building has stained glass windows and was designed by architect Paul Due. The Church is open to people from any country and any Christian denomination, and encourages its members to play an active part in congregational life. There is even a Time & Talents form to be filled when you want to become a member. Most Sundays during Service there is a Junior Church (age under 11) and childcare facilities in the crypt. Activities include an excellent choir, concerts, a Student Group with weekly meetings and a monthly Ladies' Guild. Services are followed by light refreshments and social fellowship meetings.
Centrally located close to Karl Johan main street and the City Hall. This office is full of information about Oslo and other selected destinations in Norway. Free brochures are available in several languages, amongst them the monthly guide What's On in Oslo. The Oslo Pass, which gives you free admission to most museums and free rides on public transport, is sold here. You can also buy tickets for sightseeing and excursions, as well as exchange currency and receive assistance with hotel bookings. There is also a smaller tourist office at the central station.