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The site of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony each year, Rådhuset also serves as the nexus for the municipal government and one of the city's most recognizable buildings. Built over a period of nearly 20 years beginning in 1931, the building survived German occupation during World War II. The central facility features modern brick architecture, including two towers rising to a height of 66 m (217 ft). Be sure to listen for the carillon that rings out from one tower on the hour. Explore the interior to see the extensive frescoes and oil paintings that cover the walls, depicting famous events, legends, and themes from Norwegian history. The banquet hall also features paintings of royalty and more oil frescoes. Take a look at our Oslo road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Rådhuset and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A fascinating building that could have been built as a film set. The architecture is stark yet giving, brutal but welcoming.  more »
  • Very small, tiny hall. When I was there I am not sure if that is really the city hall. Expected something more grandeur.  more »
  • Oslo City Hall is a huge imposing building sitting right on the harbpur and close to the crusie terminal. You can walk right around it and behind is like an arc of small shops and eateries.  more »
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  • This place is a work of art with its unique architecture! Since you’re in you start thinking of being lost in another world underground. Definitely one of the most interesting subways to check out.
  • I am from NYC & London, so well aware of subways, but this is the coolest subway station ever. Looks like it is carved out of a red cave.
  • Staircase is always under construction or they care too much about our health?!😊
  • metro system began in 1950. As the city added lines both above and below ground, the Stockholm metro designers encouraged distinct décor at each station. Rådhuset station is one of several where the bedrock was left exposed, giving the stop a cavernlike feel. The Stockholm metro is also sometimes called the ‘longest art gallery in the world.’ The vast majority of stations in the line feature artwork—including carved rock formations, sculptures, paintings, and engravings—embellishing the daily commute of upwards of a million daily riders.
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