One of the most representative buildings for Oslo, the ‘Rådhus’ houses the City Council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. It is located in the main touristic harbor of the city with a lovely view from its stairs. And actually those stairs are used by a lot of skaters and skateboarders to learn new tricks, so you get more of a show than the view over the city.
The building where The Nobel Peace Prize is presented to the winner on 10th of December each year is full of architectural details, huge wall paintings and tapestries, exquisite furniture, statues, from one end to another so a trip around it is a sightseeing it itself. And don’t forget to check the collection of gifts that the city has received from all over the world.
On top of it there is a carillon that plays its multitude of bells every day on the hour from 07.00 to 00.00. Concerts are regularly played on the carillon during the summer. On this page one can read in English about the building, its history and functionality and find out some more numbers and technical details.
Also in the square located in front of the building and on one side, there are few beautiful fountains where kids play in the warm summer days.