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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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  • After having read a post on Google Trips that this district has the best buzzing bars and clubs for the best night out in Oslo, my expectation was sky high. The reality is a lot different. We were her...  more »
  • Norway's answer to Shoreditch, but far less try-hard. Lovely area, with cool little shops and cafes and very cycle friendly. Wander right up to the Art Academy, and check out the campus - so beautiful...  more »
  • This neighborhood has revitalized substantially the last 20 years, from really shabby to very popular. The inhabitants are mostly young and there are a lot of eateries tending to an young, urban taste...  more »