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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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  • A great place to base your stay if you are interested in the quirky side of the city with funky cafes and vintage clothing. Well serviced by trams and yet walkable to the city. 
  • This place used to be a real alternative area in Oslo. Unfortunately more commercial businesses are starting to blossom in this area. There are still alot of local shops here, and alot of different ty...  more »
  • Grunerløkka is a great area to visit. Bars, restaurants and markets. A few hipsters about. But still an ok place to go in the summer.