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Grunerlokka, Oslo

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Grünerløkka is a district of the city of Oslo, Norway. Grünerløkka became part of the city of Oslo in 1858. Grünerløkka is a traditional working class district, but from the late 20th century a gentrification process has taken place in the area. Although it is located in the East End, it has a relatively high price level today compared to other East End areas.HistoryGrünerløkka was named after Friedrich Grüner who bought a mill in the area from King Christian V of Denmark in 1672 (the last element is the finite form of løkke f 'paddock'). During the 19th century, Grünerløkka became a working-class area. Several factories were placed here, because of the advantages of being located close to the Akerselva river. Christiania Seildugsfabrikk from 1856 and Aktieselskapet Herkules from 1898 were two of the factories established. Thorvald Meyer bought parts of the Grünerløkka area in 1861. He built the main street of Grünerløkka, now named for him Thorvald Meyers gate.In 1866, Grünerløkka (Paulus parish) had a total population of 13600. In 1900 the number had risen to 22000. At that time, only 5 streets in Oslo had a population above 3000. Of these, three were located in Grünerløkka: Markveien, Thorvald Meyers gate and Toftes gate (note: gate means street in Norwegian).
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  • Here it is perfect to go to experience life. Here you will find everything from parks to the cosy cafés and niche stores. A place I go to every week to stay with friends.
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  • Very cosy area/place. A short distance from the city centre. Cosy parks. Right next to the beautiful the river Akerselva. Many good and cosy restaurants, coffee bars and shops. Vibrant life. Warm and nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • During the last 30-35 years the area has changed a lot. From a typical working-class-area with not a lot to offer the visitors it has transformed during the years to a trendy and special neighbourhood...  more »