Telthusbakken is the name of a charming little street in the centre of Oslo, located between Maridalsveien and Akersveien, right beside the Medieval church called Gamle Aker Kirke. Telthusbakken is about a quarter of a kilometre long and is filled with small old traditional wooden houses on one side and a large garden area on the other (called Egebergløkka). Along the gardens, there is a little trail you can take a detour called Kjærlighetsstien, or The Love Trail in English.
I really like this area because sometimes Oslo can feel full of new buildings and many parts of downtown are actually high rises, built in the last 20-30 years. Telthusbakken, especially in the spring and summertime when the flowers line the gardens, is a beautiful reminder of Oslo’s heart and a great place to get a bit of fresh air in the centre of town. I also like that there is an awesome view of the city from this spot too. It’s very close to many hubs in Oslo that are excellent to explore, like St. Hanshaugen and Grunnerløkka or Vulcan.
If you’re looking to get away from the crowds, this is the perfect place to explore and look at pretty buildings! From here I like to walk just a couple of minutes down to another street called Damstredet which is equally as charming to stroll through. But either way, I’d recommend to “get lost” and not worry too much in this spot of Oslo!