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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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  • Old site in Oslo, here will all young like to stay. It's full of bars and restaurants. Many hippstere here, but it's cool that the fa ... even for a 50-year-old like me:) A night spot called BLUE lligger at the bottom of Grunerlökka. Lots of people, good music, so come early as it is often full after 23.00. The ahr beer garden. but too noisy to eat there eat rather another place and dance herVåg to test the other bars, even though they may look a little tired out, it is often those who have the best drinks. One can get a little confused the first time one is in this area. But stop people in the street as they answer friendly on where there is pressure and life tonight:))
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  • This is one of the city's more oppskrytte areas. Expensive, family unfriendly and not least-too many inflated people.
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  • Grünerløkka was originally for factory workers sweating away in the factories that utilized the power from the Akerselva, a large stream with waterfalls deviding the city into East and West. I later y...  more »
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